Whole Wheat Penne with Broccoli and Sausage

 

Serves: 4

Yields: 4 main-dish servings

Total Time: 25 min

 

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce(s) whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 large bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 12 ounce(s) hot Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 pint(s) grape tomatoes, each cut in half
  • 1/2 cup(s) (loosely packed) fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup(s) freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Directions

  1. Heat large saucepot of salted water to boiling on high. Add pasta and cook as label directs, adding broccoli when 3 minutes of cooking time remain. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water; drain pasta and broccoli.
  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice sausage on the diagonal. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage on medium 7 to 8 minutes or until it begins to brown, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes longer, stirring.
  3. Stir pasta, broccoli, and 1/4 cup pasta cooking water into sausage mixture in skillet; heat through, adding additional cooking water if needed. Remove from heat; stir in basil and cheese.