The other night I was craving sausage & broccoli. A little random, I know, but I really wanted those in some sort of meal together. Most of the recipes I found included pasta, but we had that earlier in the week and I wanted another option. Then I came across this recipe and was sold. Plus it gave me the chance to redeem myself from my first sweet potato & spiralizer fiasco: failed sweet potato fries.
Sausage + Broccoli Swoodles
- 2-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3/4 lb Italian pork sausage
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, spiralized
- 1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Red pepper flakes, to taste
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Start by prepping your sweet potatoes. Peel them, cut them in half (for longer noodles) and use the spiralizer to create swoodles. Put them to the side. Note: I have this spiralizerand have loved it!
Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and brown until cooked through. Put the cooked sausage on a plate and set aside.
Turn heat down a touch then add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to the skillet. Add sweet potato noodles and broccoli then saute, tossing gently with tongs, until the noodles are almost al dente, about 5 minutes. Add garlic then cook a little longer. Add chicken broth then continue to saute until noodles are al dente/crisp tender, another 1-2 minutes.
Remove skillet from heat then add sausage & parmesan cheese. Toss to combine. Scoop onto plates then top with more parmesan cheese and serve!
Edits: You can use either ground sausage or links. I opted for the links and had a bunch of slices cooking. I used hot sausage and put in too many red pepper flakes, so will definitely tone it down a little next time.
Results: This was amazing. It was healthy, filling, and I felt like a chef putting it together. Even with the extra heat, we both cleaned our bowls and finished all the leftovers!
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