Broccoli, Sausage and Fresh Basil Pasta – Eat With Your Eyes


Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds bulk spicy Italian Sausage,4 cloves Garlic, minced,3/4 cup sweet Onion, diced,4 tablespoons Merlot,1/2 cup loosely packed fresh Basil leaves, chopped,1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes,2 cups chopped fresh Broccoli,1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Goat Cheese,12 ounces uncooked Penne pasta

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until nearly done. With about 4-5 minutes to go, add the broccoli to the water, drain and rinse.
  2. Meanwhile, fry sausage over medium heat until no longer pink.
  3. Add the garlic and onion and simmer until tender.
  4. Remove sausage mixture from skillet, turning up heat to medium-high, deglaze with the Merlot.
  5. Turn off heat and add sausage back to the skillet and mix well.
  6. In a large serving bowl, toss together the sausage mixture, pasta and broccoli mixture, basil, red pepper and cheese.


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