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Johnsonville Zesty Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe

Johnsonville Zesty Italian Sausage Pasta

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

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  1. Prepare sausage according to directions. Cool slightly; cut into 1/4-in. slices. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 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.

Feb 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!

Sep 18, 2011

I added yellow pepper...very tasty!

Nov 21, 2011

My family really loves this dish. I added bell peppers and served with garlic bread. It smells so good while cooking!

Mar 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.

Jan 15, 2013

I just made this and it was really good with a few changes. It was a little thin-sauced so I added one half brick of creme cheese, then when almost done made a cornstarch and water thickner, added a little milk and Italian seasonings to make one yummy dinner!

Jun 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!


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  • Calories
  • 812 kcal
  • 41%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 74 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 43.5 g
  • 67%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 32.5 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 1477 mg
  • 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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