Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hubby's Favorite Meal

Broccoli-Sausage Pasta

Original recipe from Peace, Love and French Fries

DH begs for this meal every other week!  It's super yummy and fairly easy.  

     1/4 C of Olive Oil
     3 cloves garlic, minced
     1 small red onion, sliced thin 
     1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
     1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes  (more or less depends on how spicy you want it!)
     1lb package of smoke sausage (beef or turkey), sliced and quartered
     8 oz of short cut pasta, such as penne or rigatoni
     Shredded or grated parmesan cheese

Heat olive oil in a large skillet with high sides on medium heat.  Add onion and garlic and cook until soft, 2-3 minutes.  Meanwhile, fill pot with water and start heating it up for the pasta.  Slice and quarter the sausage.  Add sausage to skillet and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.  Meanwhile, cut broccoli into florets.  Put pasta in water to cook.  Add the broccoli and red pepper flakes to the skillet and toss.  Continue cooking 8-10 minutes until pasta is ready.  Drain pasta, but reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water.  Add cooked pasta and reserved water to skillet.  Heat 2-3 more minutes.  Serve topped with parmesan cheese. 

Hope some of you enjoy this!

~Chef Val


  1. Sorry about the formatting, ladies. I don't know why, but I always have trouble with huge gaps. I moved the pic to the bottom to avoid a huge gap within the text.

  2. This sounds really good!