Get a delicious dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less with Greenridge’s Black Forest Sausage
30 Minute Sausage & Broccoli Pasta
Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside, meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil.
Once boiling, add a generous amount of salt and add broccoli, cooking for 5-7 minutes until tender. Using tongs, immediately transfer broccoli to bowl of ice water to blanch (stop cooking). Leave in for 2-4 minutes.
Remove broccoli and pat dry with paper towel, chop into 2-inches pieces
In the same pot you cooked broccoli, cook pasta al dente. Cooking times vary for different types of pasta, so please refer to package for exact time.
Reserve 3/4 cup pasta water and set aside, then drain pasta.
In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook the chopped sausage (Greenridge Black Forest Sausage- click here to buy), until browned and crispy on all sides, about 4-5 minutes.
Add garlic and cook for about a minute, until fragrant. Add in broccoli, parmesan, cheese, followed by the reserved pasta water, pouring slowly while vigoursly stirring to avoid the cheese from clumping. Continue adding the reserved pasta water until there is a glossy sauce that sticks to the pasta. Season with salt, pepper and serve immediately.