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One-Pot Sausage Broccoli Pasta - an easy weeknight dinner that comes together in less than 30 minutes. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

One-Pot Sausage Broccoli Pasta

This One-Pot Sausage Broccoli Pasta is an easy weeknight dinner that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Creamy pasta, spicy sausage, and tender broccoli all in a one-pot dish, this One-Pot Sausage and Broccoli Pasta is amazing.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 cups


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 8 ounces spicy pork or turkey sausage
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 cups medium pasta shells (or any other small shape pasta)
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (more for topping)


  1. In a pot or large saucepan with high sides, add the olive oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the onion and sautee for a couple of minutes. Add the sausage. Brown and crumble the sausage. Add the garlic for the last 30 seconds of cooking.

  3. Pour in the chicken broth, cream, rosemary, pasta, and broccoli (see note). Bring to a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes or until sauce thickens (mine thickens around 12 minutes). 

  4. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and add salt if needed. Serve immediately with additional grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you like your broccoli a little more firm add the broccoli halfway during cooking. We like ours on the tender side.

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything