One Pot Sausage + Broccoli Pasta

Broccoli has always been my favorite vegetables, but I have also been on a sausage kick lately.  I was craving those two ingredients the other night so went to my pins to find a new recipe to try.  Lucky for me I found something where I already had most of the ingredients at home!

One Pot Sausage + Broccoli Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, separated
  • 1/2 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 cups chicken stock or chicken broth
  • Half box rotini noodles
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Optional: fresh parsley for garnish, squeeze of lemon, pinch of red pepper flakes

Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add in the Italian sausage and break it up as you cook. Stir around until completely browned and then move the sausage to the edges of the pan.

Add in the chopped broccoli and sauté a few minutes until crisp tender. Toss with the sausage and then transfer to a plate with a paper towel on top to soak up any oil.

Add one more tablespoon of olive oil and add in the dried parsley flakes, Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, about 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and about 1/2 teaspoon salt and chicken stock. Pour the half box of rotini noodles on top of the stock and stir until just combined.

Set your timer to 8 minutes and allow the noodles to cook, uncovered.  After 8 minutes check on the pasta & stir.  If noodles are al dente, they’re ready! Otherwise, cook a little longer.

Add the sausage & broccoli back to the pan, top with parmesan cheese and any other garnishes like parsley, red pepper flakes or a squeeze of lemon.  Serve immediately & enjoy!

Edits: I added a little more chicken stock to the noodles and let them cook a little longer after the 8 minutes to be completely cooked through.  I also added a little bit of whipping cream to the pan before serving to make a light sauce for the noodles.

Results: The seasoning was delicious!  The dish was more flavorful than I thought it would be and I think a lot of that is letting the noodles cook in the chicken stock & seasoning.  Leftovers were easily warmed up at work and this recipe will be in our dinner rotation!

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