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Nutrition Facts

Calories 370
  Calories from Fat 112 (30%)
(19%)Total Fat 12g
(19%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(16%)Cholesterol 49mg
(19%)Sodium 456mg
(4%)Potassium 131mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(37%)Protein 18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Penne with Sausages and Broccoli


  • 12 oz penne pasta, uncooked

  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 12 oz Italian sausage, in bulk (removed from casing)

  • 3 cups broccoli florets

  • 1 cup water

  • Parmesan cheese

What a delicious way to eat broccoli! While very simple to make, the flavors are complex and powerful.


  • Cook penne pasta in rapidly boiling water until done. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and sauté until the garlic turns brown. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Brown sausage in the same pan and cook until done through, about 10 minutes.
  • Add broccoli and water to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. The sausage will be crumbly and mixed in with the broccoli.
  • Transfer penne to skillet and cook for 2 minutes, stirring to thoroughly combine ingredients.
  • Top with the crisp garlic bits and serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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