Pasta with Broccoli & Chicken Sausage


  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 c broccoli chopped
  • 9 oz whole wheat pasta
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 sweet Italian chicken sausage links
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c parsley fresh, chopped
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Chop the broccoli into florets and steam for 3-5 minutes until vibrant green but not mushy. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  • Fill the same pot of water and bring to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile dice the onion, mince the garlic, and slice the chicken sausage into small rounds.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over a medium heat.
  • Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until translucent.
  • Add the chicken sausage and cook for 6 minutes, stirring halfway through to flit the sausage so it browns on each side.
  • Add the garlic and the steamed broccoli to the pan. Cook for 1 minute until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  • Add the cooked pasta.
  • Top with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.