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One-Pot Sausage Broccoli Pasta

This easy one-pot sausage broccoli pasta is a great weeknight meal!


  • 5 tablespoons butter , divided
  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage , mild or spicy
  • 1 lb uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 head broccoli , chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese , plus more for serving


  • In a large skillet set over medium high heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer sausage to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and set aside.
  • Add the penne pasta, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and water to skillet and bring to a boil. Cook for 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add chopped broccoli and heavy cream and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring frequently.
  • Add remaining 4 tablespoons of butter, parmesan cheese, and sausage, and cook for 1-2 minutes until pasta is al dente and sauce is smooth.
  • Serve immediately with additional Parmesan cheese.


Calories: 653kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 41g, Saturated Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 114mg, Sodium: 1005mg, Potassium: 548mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1238IU, Vitamin C: 69mg, Calcium: 223mg, Iron: 2mg
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