Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Sausage and Broccoli Penne Recipe

Jul 8, 2013

Sausage and Broccoli Penne Recipe

Hey everyone! We just got back from camping yesterday, and went to a St Cloud Rox baseball game tonight so I'm quickly getting this post up since we've been so busy!

I'm always up for new pasta recipes! My bestie and my niece came over for dinner a couple weeks ago, and I whipped up this pasta! We all loved how it turned out. It's nice and light, but still very flavorful. It comes together quickly, making it a great meal for weeknights! Enjoy!!

Sausage and Broccoli Penne (print recipe)

What you need:
3/4 pound penne pasta
3 cups fresh broccoli, cut into small florets
2 tablespoons bacon grease
1/2 pound ground pork sausage
1/2 cup onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
1 cup black olives, sliced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more depending on how hot you like it)
salt and pepper as desired
shredded parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions, Within the last 3-4 minutes, add broccoli and cook. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water, set aside. Drain and rinse. Set aside.

In a large skillet, melt bacon grease over medium high heat. I like the added bacon flavor, but you can just skip this ingredient if you prefer. Add the pork sausage, onion and garlic and cook for about 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms, black olives, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Saute until pork is cooked through and veggies are tender. Add 1/4 cup reserved pasta water and toss veggie and meat mixture with the pasta. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve!

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  1. Um yes please. I love everything in the dish. I pinned it and will share on a link on Facebook tomorrow.

  2. Ohh your pasta sounds really good! I'm always trying to think of new ways to make pasta dishes since I feel like I make it so often! I love all the ingredients you added here, it sounds like a great dinner! :)

  3. Okay, this is the second pasta and sausage dish I've seen today! I think that means I need to bite the bullet and try this combo! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

    1. It's a really great combo! Thanks so much for hosting!


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