Sausage and broccoli are a classic weeknight combo. Toss them simply with pasta, add a lot of cheese and a little chile, and let the bold flavors shine.
What You Get
Sweet Italian sausage
Grated Parmesan cheese
What You’ll Need
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Chile flakes (optional)
Makes 3 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 9 minutes or according to package instructions. Drain the pasta.
Slice the baby broccoli into bite-size pieces, discarding any woody stems. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the sausage to the pan as one large, flat patty and fry until crispy and golden, flipping once, 4 minutes per side. Break the patty up into coarse chunks with a spoon. Add the broccoli and sauté until bright green and tender-crisp, 3 minutes. Turn down the heat to low.
Add the pasta to the sausage and broccoli. Stir until the pasta is coated, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Heap the pasta on plates, drizzle lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with the Parmesan. Grind with pepper, sprinkle with chile flakes, if you want some heat, and serve warm.