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What’s for Dinner: Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli


Pasta With Chicken Sausage and Broccoli

Real Simple, Serves 4

This is one of my go-to meals when I don’t have a lot of time. It’s super easy, it only has a few ingredients, and miraculously, everyone in the family likes it! When you're busy but still want a home-cooked dinner that doesn't come out of a box or the freezer section, give this one a try.


12 ounces rigatoni (about 4 1/2 cups)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, sliced

6 ounces fully cooked chicken sausage links, sliced

1 small head broccoli, cut into florets and stems sliced

1/4 cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce)


1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, stirring often, for 3 minutes.

3. Add the sausage and cook, stirring, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Add the broccoli and 1 ¼ cups water and simmer, covered, until the broccoli is tender, 5 to 6 minutes.

5. Toss the pasta with the sausage mixture, including any remaining liquid, and the Parmesan.

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