Sausage with Broccoli and Pasta - a quick, easy, hearty, and delicious dish that's done in about 30 minutes. It's loaded with garlic and sweet Italian sausage mixed with pasta and Parmesan cheese and it's a perfect any night meal.
Bring a pot of water to boil and add a tablespoon of kosher salt. Cook your pasta a few minutes less than it states on the box.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium high heat, add the olive oil, the garlic, and crushed red pepper. Sauté for about a minute or until the garlic is fragrant.
Add the sausage and sauté, breaking the sausage up with a spoon. Cook until the sausage loses its pink color.
Add the frozen broccoli florets. The ice attached to the broccoli is enough to cool the pan down and slow the cooking process. Turn the heat to medium and add the salt and pepper. Adjust to your taste.
When the pasta is more than halfway cooked, the pasta water should be cloudy from the starch of the pasta. At that point, ladle a cup and add it to the broccoli. That water is the sauce for this dish. Stir, cover, and let it cook until the broccoli is tender.
Drain the pasta and transfer to your serving dish. Add the broccoli to the pasta and combine.
Add the Parmesan or Romano cheese and stir to combine. The sauce should thicken from the cheese mixed with the liquid. Taste and adjust with more salt, if needed. Serve with additional grated cheese when serving.
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