Italian Pork Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

Feeds 6

Prep 3 mins

Cooking Time 25 mins

Ingredients

800g Italian Pork sausage

A head of broccoli

1 small onion

2 cloves of garlic

1-2 teaspoons of chilli flakes

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tins of crushed tomatoes

Salt

1/3 cup of Parmesan (extra to serve)

1/2 cup of fresh ricotta

500g shell or casarecce pasta

Italian Pork Sausage and Broccoli Pasta

Method

  1. Remove the pork sausage meat from the casing.
  2. Finely dice the onion and garlic.
  3. Chop the broccoli into small florets.
  4. In an extra large fry pan, cook the sausage meat until browned (breaking it down with a spatula) on medium/high heat.
  5. Add in the onions, garlic, and chilli. Mix through and allow the onions to cook for a few minutes before adding in the tin tomatoes. Fill one of the tins with water and add to the sauce. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat.
  6. While the sauce is cooking, fill a pot of water to a boil and add the broccoli and salt to the water.
  7. When the water boils, add the pasta and cook for 8-9 minutes. Taste the pasta for seasoning.
  8. Using a slotted spoon, add the pasta and broccoli to the sauce and mix through.
  9. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and mix.
  10. Remove the pan from the heat and add tablespoons of the ricotta cheese over the top of the pasta.
  11. Serve with extra grated Parmesan cheese.

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