Sausage & broccoli pasta

Sausage & broccoli pasta

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 2
Liven up midweek pasta with a fiery sausage and chilli hit

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal738
  • fat34g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs80g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre7g
  • protein34g
  • salt1.25g
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Ingredients

  • 200g pasta shapes
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 150g pack purple sprouting broccoli, cut into pieces
    Purple sprouting broccoli

    Purple sprouting broccoli

    pur-pel spr-ow-ting brok-o-lee

    This untidy-looking, colourful cousin of broccoli can be used in much the same way. Leafier and…

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds (optional)
    Fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

    A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener,…

  • ½ tsp crushed red chillies
  • 2 Italian-style pork sausages, skins removed and meat broken into pieces
  • Parmesan shavings, to serve
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

Method

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta until nearly al dente. Throw in the broccoli and cook for 2 mins more. Drain, saving 1-2 tbsp of the water.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the garlic, fennel seeds, if using, and chillies. When they start to colour a bit, add the sausage and cook until golden and cooked through. Tip in the pasta and broccoli with the reserved water and toss. Serve hot with the Parmesan shavings.

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Comments (14)

Joshchown's picture

Great dish and is delicious either cold or reheated if you're a student like me and trying to get a couple days out of it. Definitely one of my favourites

monchand's picture

Love the hit u get with this dish

frenchsonya's picture
5

Fab midweek meal & very tasty (tho' I made it one Saturday night when I returned from shopping too late to make what I'd originally planned!) The fennel works so well in this recipe - I just added some red onions having looked at the various comments above. I'll def be adding this to my favourites. My pasta-loving French/Italian boyfriend gave it a big thumbs up...& he knows his pasta recipes!!

missminx007's picture
5

Loved this, also added some chorizo to the recipe and it gave the pasta lovely flavour. Would def make this again

shawski's picture
4

We doubled the recipe and added an onion - it was delicious with a good kick due to the chillies. Simple but surprisingly tasty. Will definitely be making this again.

reevey's picture
3

Just an Ok recipe. Would be just as good with ordinary broccoli as the tenderstems are lost/wasted for the overall dish. Will try it again and add some cherry toms in next time as it needs a third dimension to make it taste a bit better. I did use Italian sausages as readily available from Asda's from Jamie Oliver's food collection, really gorgeous too.

lanilovescooking's picture
4

Great dish - enjoyed the spice, it really spiced up the evening.
However the dish tastes just as good once the fennel seeds are removed for those who do not like the heat! :)
Definitely will be cooked often!

wee_g74's picture
5

Made this for dinner tonight, delicious! Was worried it might be a bit dry, but the tip to reserve some pasta water to add worked a treat. Will definitely be having this again :)

cshobbs's picture
4

I used ordinary broccoli and more sausages. I thought it was great but my son found it too hot!

zetallgerman's picture
4

Made this for my carnivorous husband on the weekend... he gave it an 8 out of 10; said it was a tad bland so I will use half regular sausage and half chorizo next time (his suggestion). Otherwise a really good, quick, satisfying meal!

calotier's picture

I added a little white wine to the sausage mix so that the pasta had a light coating of sauce when mixed together. Otherwise I think the pasta would be a little dry. We liked it that way.

sarahsharp's picture
3

Really enjoyed this, quick midweek meal. Loved the chilli kick.
I used Cauldron Lincolnshire veggie sausages which worked really well.

libby0's picture
5

Life is too short to remove sausage skins, cutting sausages with scissors works fine. I used tesco pork sausages that contained italian sun dried tomato and they made everything taste delicious, even broccoli! The fennel works really well. You can put more veg in this, I added a red pepper.

bethocallaghan's picture
5

Very good - tasted fantastic. Just used a good-quality sausage than a specifically italian one.

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