Tortellini with Italian Sausage & Broccoli

Ingredients

20 oz pkg fresh cheese tortellini
2 broccoli crowns, cut into florets
1 lb sweet italian sausage, casing removed
6 cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup vegetable or chicken broth

Preparation

1
In a pot of boiling water cook the broccoli florets leaving them still a bit crisp (mine are over cooked to make it easier for the kiddos to eat). Remove from the water and reserve on the side.
2
Cook the pasta to al dente according to the packaging.
3
In a large saute pan, over medium heat, add the olive oil and sauté the garlic until fragrant. Add in the sausage and using a potato masher break up into large chunks. Cook the sausage about half way.
4
Add the broccoli and the broth and simmer for about 10 minutes. Place into large serving bowl.
5
Toss in the pasta. Season with salt and pepper.

 



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Looking for something quick and full of flavor... this pasta is a perfect filling meal on a budget! I absolutely LOVE pasta, all sorts, what Italian doesn't. And yes I partially blame my not losing weight as quickly as i'd like to on my carb addiction. So there it is, out there for all to know ;-)

Normally I will pair sausage with broccoli rabe, I personally adore broccoli rabe, the hubs and kids not as much, so the substitution here. Either way this pasta is yummy and perfect to throw together during the week!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 11:33am

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