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Pasta with Chicken-Sausage Sauce

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“from Woman's Day. I use Aidells Chicken & Apple Sausage and Hunt's tomatoes. You might substitute ziti, mostaccioli or rigatoni but avoid flat or shaped pasta with this chunky sauce.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 1 12 lbs broccoli, stems peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick rounds and cut into bite size florets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces fully cooked smoked chicken sausage, with garlic and sun-dried tomatoes,thawed if frozen,and cut into 1/2 inch thick rounds
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 14 12 ounces canned diced tomatoes, with balsamic vinegar,basil and olive oil
  • grated parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large salted pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add penne pasta and cook for 7 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Stir in broccoli and cook for 5 minutes until pasta is al dente.
  4. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  5. Add sausage and garlic and cook, stirring often, 3 to 4 minute until sausage is lightly browned.
  6. Stir tomatoes into skillet and cook 1 to 2 minutes until heated through.
  7. Remove 1/2 cup cooking water from pasta pot and add to skillet.
  8. Drain pasta and add to skillet, mixing to coat.
  9. Pour into serving dish and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

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