One-Pot Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

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The only thing that can make a one-pot dinner more perfect for a weeknight meal, is when it has less than 10 ingredients! One-Pot Sausage & Broccoli Pasta checks both of those boxes with flying colors. But do not be fooled by the simplicity of this meal, the flavor is deliciously deep.

One-Pot Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

For this meal, I used Italian sausage that came in links. I removed the casing and cooked them the same as any ground sausage, so don’t be worried if you cannot find ground sausage for this. If you can only find ground pork, you will want to add in fennel, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning when you brown the meat. Be sure not to use breakfast sausage as that tends to be more on the sweet side.

One-Pot Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

It is important to use fresh broccoli and not frozen for this recipe. Frozen broccoli will release too much liquid into the pasta. You also don’t get the same crunch from frozen broccoli, and that is an important texture component to this meal. Another important thing to use is grated parmesan and not shredded. You want it to be able to melt into the thickened broth easily.

One-Pot Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

As I have said many times, if you don’t already have a large, wide, high-walled pan with a lid in your kitchen arsenal, you need one! My favorite on is the 12-inch saute pan from Ninja Kitchen. It is amazing because it works for frying foods, sauting, one-pots, stove to oven cooks and more. If your set of pots and pans does not yet have a 12-inch (or larger) saute pan, you should really check out this one from Ninja Kitchen.

One-Pot Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

With the meat, starch and veg all in one pot, a side dish really isn’t all that necessary. Having sad that, a slice of french bread would have been nice on the side. Maybe slightly toasted with a smear of butter. But it really isn’t necessary.

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One-Pot Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

A 30 minute one pot meal made with sausage, broccoli, parmesan cheese and orzo pasta
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, Italian Sausage, one pot, one pot meal, orzo, Parmesan, Sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Italian Sausage
  • ½ Yellow Onion minced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 lb Orzo Pasta
  • 2 qt Broth vegetable or chicken
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 cups Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 3 cups Fresh Broccoli chopped

Instructions

  • In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add sausage, onions and garlic. Cook and crumble until no longer pink. (Try not to leave any larger chunks of sausage).
  • Add orzo and 1½ quarts of broth, stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium and cover with lid. Let cook for 15 minutes.
  • Remove lid and add remaining broth, cheese and broccoli. Cover with lid, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes before removing lid to serve.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

4 thoughts on “One-Pot Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Sounds like it was meant to be! Enjoy

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