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Sausage, Broccoli & Pasta Toss

The flavour-filled sausage in this simple dish is essential when cooking with just a few ingredients. For an added zing, top with a generous shower of Parmesan cheese.

September 25th, 2012

Recipe by LeeAnne Wright

Makes 6 servings
Prep Time
Prep to table time: 30 minutes
  • 4 sausages (chorizo, or sweet or hot Italian)
  • 1 lb tagliatelle or fettuccine pasta
  • 1 head broccoli, trimmed and cut into florets
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 6 minutes. Add broccoli and continue to boil for another 4 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, remove casings from sausages and roll sausage meat into balls 2-centimetres in diameter. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, fry meatballs until browned, rolling them around in the pan, about 10 minutes.

  3. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water; drain remaining water and transfer pasta and broccoli to skillet. Toss pasta, broccoli and meatballs, adding in enough reserved pasta water to loosen browned bits of sausage from pan. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, garnishing with Parmesan, if desired.

Nutrients Per Serving

443 calories, 11 g fat, 47 mg calcium, 366 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 21 g protein. Excellent source of vitamins C and K, folate, iron and thiamine; source of fibre.

Sausage, Broccoli & Pasta Toss
Photography by Donna Griffith

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