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Whole-wheat Penne with Broccoli & Sausage

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Recipe Ingredients

  • 350g whole-wheat penne pasta
  • 1 large bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 350g chicken sausage
  • 1 punnet Rosa tomatoes, each cut in half
  • 1⁄2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Recipe Directions

1. Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling on high. Add pasta and cook according to instructions on label, adding broccoli when 3 minutes of cooking time remain. Reserve 1⁄2 cup cooking water; drain pasta and broccoli.

2. Meanwhile, slice the chicken sausage into 2cm pieces. In a 30cm nonstick frying pan, cook sausage pieces on medium for 7 to 8 minutes or until they begin to brown, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes longer, stirring.

3. Stir pasta, broccoli and 1⁄4 cup pasta cooking water into sausage mixture in frying pan; heat through, adding additional cooking water if needed. Remove from heat; stir in basil and cheese.

EACH SERVING About 2 120kJ, 32g protein, 74g carbohydrate, 13g total fat (4g saturated), 10g fibre, 71mg cholesterol, 760mg sodium.

Each Serving:

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