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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Italian Sausage with Pasta and Broccoli

This was really yummy and a great meal. Sometimes when you're not in the mood for a heavy meal, something like this really hits the spot. Fresh veggies, no sauce and lots of flavor! See? Perfect!

Italian Sausage with 
Pasta and Broccoli

1 pound sausage links ~ any kind
1 red bell pepper ~ diced
1 medium onion ~ diced
2 cloves garlic ~ minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cups broccoli floweretts
2 cups bowtie pasta
Salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese

Remove casings from sausage and cut into coins.

In a large skillet, cook the meat until done. Remove to a plate.

Saute the garlic, onion and red pepper in the same skillet. Add salt, pepper and oregano.

Cook the pasta until it's al dente then remove to a bowl.

In the pasta water, cook the broccoli for a couple of minutes.    

In the skillet with the veggies, add the cooked sausage, broccoli and pasta and stir gently to mix.

Sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese. Cover to allow cheese to melt on top.                                                                                                                                                          

Here's the goods.

Chop the veggies....

Cook the meat...

..until done on all sides. Then remove to a plate.

Cook the pasta then remove it. 
Cook the broccoli in the pasta 
water for a couple of minutes.

Saute the onion and bell pepper in 
the same skillet you cooked the meat in.

Add everything to the skillet.

Stir to combine.

Add some Parm.

Then let it melt through. Yummy!