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Sun-dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Broccoli

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Sun-dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Broccoli is a riff on one of our favorite, speedy chicken dinners! We were given some homemade Italian sausage  that inspired this fabulous entree!

Sun-dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Broccoli in a white ceramic bowl

Sun-dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Broccoli

Years ago, I started making chicken with broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes and bow tie pasta.  Joy Philbin was on Regis and Kathie Lee, and she shared this recipe. Over the decades, it morphed into my own recipe.

Well, as seems to happen, we’d eaten chicken for days in a row and I needed another, easy dinner idea. We were just gifted a large amount of homemade Italian sausage from one of Bill’s patients who is also now a good friend. He drops off coils of fabulous sausage to Bills office. Lucky us!

I wondered how the old family favorite would taste made with sausage. Thank goodness, this Sun-dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Broccoli was as amazing as the original!!

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Easy Skillet Pasta

Who doesn’t love an easy skillet pasta? Besides the extra pot for boiling up the shells, only one pan is involved. Easy cleanup with delicious results! Can’t beat that! Plus you have your meat, vegetables, and grains in one dish. A green salad and some crusty rolls or garlic bread rounds out the meal!

I hope you’ll give this easy weeknight dinner a try! What’s your favorite skillet dinner recipe?

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Sun-dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Broccoli in a serving bowl
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Sun-dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Broccoli

Sun-dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Broccoli

A flavorful skillet pasta recipe with sun-dried tomatoes, pasta and broccoli

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, sliced into very thin strips
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, sliced
  • 1/4-1/2 cup julienned sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2-3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 ounces orchiette pasta, cooked and drained (or favorite shape pasta)
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt (I use Morton's Nature's Seasons)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, to finish

Instructions

Add olive oil to large saute pan and heat to medium. Add onions and cook until soft. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, less than a minute.

Add the sausage and cook until browned. Add sun-dried tomatoes, then sprinkle with basil and crushed red pepper flakes to taste. Stir.

Add the florets and broth. Cover with lid and allow broccoli to steam until a knife easily pierces the stem.

Add pasta and toss. Sprinkle withseasoning salt and top with butter. Stir, then cook for a couple more minutes. Taste for seasoning and add more to taste if desired.

Serve hot.

 

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17 comments on “Sun-dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta with Broccoli”

  1. What a lovely dinner, Liz. I am quite hungry now 🙂
    Amalia
    xo

  2. Don’t you just love it when you can recreate an old classic into something you love even more? This looks wonderful! Sounds like Bill and his client were fortunate to find each other.

  3. This looks like a perfect weekday meal.

  4. A delicious combination of ingredients and a wonderful dinner idea!

  5. Oh boy, I’d love this! I bet the homemade sausage is amazing too-enjoy:@)

  6. That looks delicious Liz. How much sun dried tomato did you add? I would love to try this with our regional pork sausage! Homemade sausage is something that I would so love to learn how to make!

  7. Awesome! Sounds so yummy.

  8. We are all about one pan easy meals lately. Just love the natural sweetness of the sun dried tomatoes.

  9. This sounds fabulous and so does that patient!

  10. Love these flavors, such a delicious dinner idea!

  11. This is a good recipe to switch up with a different protein. Looks delicious. By the way, I am in France and I am getting French advertisements on your site. Find that interesting.

  12. I’m all in and I bet the leftovers are fantastic!

  13. All of this sounds perfect, except I’ve never tried sausage with pasta! But this looks so delicious that I think I’m going to have to try!

  14. We just came back from the mountainous Karpenissi area (Easter break) this week, and brought with us some delicious rustic sausages. So, when we started opening up our emails, and saw THIS on your newsletter, you realize how SPOT ON it was:D
    Definitely are making this really soon!!! Amazing work dear Liz!
    Hugs!

  15. Loved the taste of this recipe. Quick and easy to make.

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