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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