Rating: 4.4 stars
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Flavorful Johnsonville Italian Sausage and broccoli in a light tomato garlic sauce with linguine pasta. This dish is simply irresistible.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare sausage according to directions. Cool slightly; cut into 1/4-in. slices. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

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  • In a large saucepan, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer. Add the broccoli and cooked pasta. Cook until broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes. Add sausage; toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts

798 calories; protein 31.8g; carbohydrates 74g; fat 42.3g; cholesterol 83.9mg; sodium 1436.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2011
This is a family favorite. I like to throw in some italian seasoning, sliced red pepper, add a little evaporated milk or cream cheese and a good amount of shredded parmesan cheese to make it creamy, if I have it on hand. Great quick dinner. Read More
(48)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2013
I liked the flavors in this recipe, but there are problems with the ingredient proportions. First of all, if I make this again, I will use less pasta and more broccoli. The broccoli was a welcome addition to the heaviness of the sausage, and I wanted more broccoli and far less pasta. Secondly, I use non-stick skillets to saute, and 3 Tablespoons of olive oil seemed excessive to me. I cut back the olive oil to 2 teaspoons,and it was quite enough. Also, I feel the cooking method could be streamlined. Three pots are necessary if you prepare the way the recipe suggests. In addition, the sauce is quite watery, so if your family is accustomed to a thicker sauce, you will need to make some adjustments here. Since I used Johnsonville hot Italian sausage, the dish was quite flavorful. I just feel this recipe is not quite ready for prime time. Read More
(8)
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2011
This is a family favorite. I like to throw in some italian seasoning, sliced red pepper, add a little evaporated milk or cream cheese and a good amount of shredded parmesan cheese to make it creamy, if I have it on hand. Great quick dinner. Read More
(48)
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2012
I enjoyed this, but I did make some changes. I sauteed mushrooms with the garlic and onion. I used fresh tomato rather than canned. I added strips of red and yellow pepper. I added Italian seasoning, garlic powder, a little crushed red peppper, and rosemary. lol I guess I just used the recipe as a jumping off point, but it worked well! Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2011
I added yellow pepper...very tasty! Read More
(22)
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Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2013
I liked the flavors in this recipe, but there are problems with the ingredient proportions. First of all, if I make this again, I will use less pasta and more broccoli. The broccoli was a welcome addition to the heaviness of the sausage, and I wanted more broccoli and far less pasta. Secondly, I use non-stick skillets to saute, and 3 Tablespoons of olive oil seemed excessive to me. I cut back the olive oil to 2 teaspoons,and it was quite enough. Also, I feel the cooking method could be streamlined. Three pots are necessary if you prepare the way the recipe suggests. In addition, the sauce is quite watery, so if your family is accustomed to a thicker sauce, you will need to make some adjustments here. Since I used Johnsonville hot Italian sausage, the dish was quite flavorful. I just feel this recipe is not quite ready for prime time. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2011
My family really loves this dish. I added bell peppers and served with garlic bread. It smells so good while cooking! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2012
I tweaked this recipe - a lot. But I loved the recipe in that it gave me some great ideas when I was having a hard time finding ways to use up what was in my fridge! Here's what I made: I started with a whole wheat spaghetti. I usually hate wheat pasta, but I didn't even notice that it was wheat, and neither did my husband! I added in turkey sausage, broccoli, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and lots of garlic and herbs. I didn't have any chicken broth, so I made a cream and red pepper puree that I added in to the pan. It was SOOO GOOD. I also made a basil-infused oil that I drizzled over the top. My husband has already asked me to make this again and it's been less than a week. Thanks Johnsonville for the idea! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2013
I'm grateful that I read the other reviews first. This was an amazing budget friendly yet gourmet dish with a couple adjustments. I didn't want the sauce thin and soupy as the other reviewers mentioned so I left out the chicken broth altogether. I also added cream cheese as several others mentioned to make a pink sauce a creamy tomato sauce. I swear it's incredibly close to many gourmet dishes I've had in fancy Italian establishes. Being Italian myself I'm very picky. I was truly amazed that this simply delicious meal came together to impress my family and friends so well. I had my doubts all the way up until serving when the sauce finally thickened on the noodles. It's a perfect dish with my two small adjustments based on the other reviews! I would've given 5 stars if it had listed these imperative changes. I also used ziti instead of linguine. It just seemed to fit and hold the sauce better. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2013
We really enjoyed.... did add mushrooms and sliced the onion country thick... loved the flavor loved the comfort. Great on a cold Northern Illinois Night after work for a quick dinner in front of the TV. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2011
Easy to make and tasty but not anything interesting. I wish the sauce would have turned out thicker it was a little too soupy. A nice alternative to spaghetti though. Read More
(4)