Sunday, January 2, 2011

Whole Wheat Penne with Broccoli and Sausage

I found this recipe in my friend's recipe book and tried it for dinner tonight. It was delicious and Vince liked it!! Here is the recipe and a picture I took of my plate. Hope you like it as much as we did.


  • 6 to 7 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  • 8 ounces broccoli florets
  • 8 ounces mild Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 1 medium onion, quartered and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli during last 5 to 6 minutes of cooking. Drain well; cover and keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Crumble sausage into skillet. Add onion; cook until sausage is brown, stirring to break up meat. Drain fat.

3. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add sausage mixture, lemon peel, salt and black pepper to pasta; toss until blended. Sprinkle Parmesan evenly over each serving.


  1. i love that you're cooking! : )

  2. Thanks!! :) Me too!! haha it's so much fun once you actually venture out and try new things!