Monday, December 10, 2012

Sauteed Broccoli & Sausage Crumble Pasta

On a lazy, rainy Monday you want to whip up a quick dinner that is not only delicious but maybe even healthy, too. This pasta dish comes together in no time and will cover all your major food groups. Plus, it heats up really well the next day, so be sure to make extra to take for lunch tomorrow!

Recipe yields 4 servings

1 lb pasta of your choice (I used farfalle)
1 lb Italian sausage
1 lb broccoli
1 large head of garlic
8-10 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large skillet. Peel the casing off the sausage and add the meat to the skillet. Break apart and cook until browned.

Heat two large pots of water to a boil - one for your broccoli and one for your pasta. Once boiling, add your broccoli to the pot and cook for 6-7 minutes, until tender. (Place your pasta pot to the side for now.)

Once your sausage is cooked through, remove it to a plate and set aside. Chop or slice your garlic. Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet and saute your garlic.

Add your cooked broccoli to the garlic and add back the cooked sausage. Lower heat to medium and cook for 8-10 minutes.

While the broccoli and sausage are cooking, add a handful of sea salt and your pasta to the second pot of boiling water. Cook for 8 minutes until the pasta is al dente. Drain your pasta and add to the skillet.

Toss to combine all ingredients and empty into a large serving dish.

Serve with lots of grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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