One Pot Italian Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

A filling and flavorful weeknight pasta that can be customized with proteins and vegetables of choice.

4 servings

Time: 30 mins

Ethan ChlebowskiBy Ethan Chlebowski

I almost exclusively use the Risotto style pasta technique when I make pasta at home.

It's incredible for home cooks because it takes about 20 minutes from start to finish, the sauce forms in the pan, and it's adaptable for any pasta situation.

Ethan Chlebowski

Ethan Chlebowski



  • Aromatics & add ins

    • garlic
      3 cloves
    • hot cherry peppers
      3 peppers
    • hot italian sausages
      , de-cased
      2 links250 g
    • baby broccoli
      , chopped
      1 bunch
    • white wine
      a splash
  • Pasta & cooking liquid

    • pasta
      170 g1/3 lb
    • chicken stock
      , or water
      as needed
    • salt
      to taste
  • Garnishes

    • parmesan
      , grated
      40 g
    • olive oil
      a drizzle


Step 1: Heat the stock & chop vegetables

Place the stock in a pot on medium-high heat or warm it up in the microwave. Set aside until step 3.

Chop the broccoli into pieces, thinly slice the garlic, and dice the cherry peppers.

Step 2: Sauté the sausage & vegetables

Set a wok or saucier over medium-high heat, add a small drizzle of olive oil, and add the sausage removed from the casing. Break it apart with a potato masher and until cooked through.

  • Then transfer it to a bowl, keeping as much fat in the pan as possible.

Add the garlic and diced peppers and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the broccoli with a sprinkle of salt and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove and add to the same bowl as the sausage.

Step 3: Deglaze pan & boil the pasta

Pour in a splash of white wine to the pan. Add the dried pasta to the wok with just enough chicken stock to cover it. It should quickly.

Cook the pasta until al dente, adding more stock if it too fast before the pasta is done.

  • By the end, the pasta should be cooked through, and the stock should be significantly reduced to a sauce-like consistency.

Step 4: Add cheese, combine everything together, and serve

Turn off the heat and add the parmesan cheese. Stir until the sauce comes together and is . To thicken, reduce it to your desired consistency.

Once thickened to your liking, add the sausage and broccoli mixture and stir to combine.

Serve immediately with extra parmesan cheese on top and a drizzle of olive oil.



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