Creamy Sausage and Broccoli
  • 1 T. butter (Plus extra later for the broccoli and pasta)
  • handful mushrooms (optional but adds great flavor)
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 large Sweet Italian sausage links (casing removed)
  • 2 Hot Italian sausage links (casing removed)
  • 5 sundried tomatoes (I buy them in a bag in Trader Joes-not packed in oil)
  • Paprika, to taste and add color
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 heads broccoli, chopped (plus a few Tablespoons butter)
  • ½ pound Pasta (homemade or box, cooked according to box or recipe and tossed with a little butter/salt)
  1. In a large skillet, melt butter.
  2. Sauté mushrooms if using until lightly golden.
  3. Add oil and onions and cook a few minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook 2 mins-be careful not to burn it.
  5. Add sausage and break it up into pieces with a wooden spoon.
  6. Lightly brown it for a few minutes on medium.
  7. Add the sundried tomatoes and a nice sprinkling of paprika. Stir 2 mins..
  8. Pour in broth, cream and cheese.
  9. Stir and let simmer a few minutes.
  10. In a separate pot, steam your broccoli just a few minutes so it remains crisp. Toss with butter and salt.
  11. When ready to eat, add pasta and broccoli to your skillet!
  12. Add salt to taste.
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