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Sausage and Broccoli Bowtie Pasta

This recipe is your ticket to a delicious dinner without the fuss. With just one pot, you’ll create a hearty sausage and broccoli bowtie pasta that’s as easy on cleanup as it is on your taste buds.

Start by browning a pound of Italian sausage in a large pot. Break it into crumbles as it cooks. Toss in finely chopped onions and minced garlic, letting them mingle with the savory sausage.

Now, add in two cups of broccoli florets and a pound of bowtie pasta. Give it a good stir to mix everything evenly.

Time to amp up the flavor! Pour in a can of diced tomatoes and three cups of chicken broth. Bring it to a boil, then let it simmer with the lid on until the pasta reaches that perfect al dente texture, around 15 minutes.

To make it creamy, introduce a half cup of heavy cream and sprinkle in some Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese melts into a creamy, dreamy sauce. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.

Let the pot rest for a bit before serving. Sprinkle some fresh parsley on top for a final touch of freshness.

And there you have it – a meal that hits the spot with minimal effort. No need for a pile of dishes; just one pot, a few simple ingredients, and you’re ready to savor a symphony of flavors without the kitchen chaos. Enjoy a delicious bowl of Sausage and Broccoli Bowtie Pasta without sacrificing precious time at the table.

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Sausage and Broccoli Bowtie Pasta

Try this quick and easy Sausage and Broccoli Bowtie Pasta—a one-pot wonder ready in 30 minutes. It's a simple and affordable dish, costing around $15-$20, with minimal cleanup. The Italian sausage, broccoli, and pasta cook together in a creamy tomato sauce, making it a hassle-free and tasty meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian – American
Servings 4 people
Calories 600 kcal


  • Large skillet or pot with a lid
  • Wooden spoon or spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  • 1 lb (450g) bowtie pasta
  • 1 lb (450g) Italian sausage casings removed
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped (for garnish)


  • Sauté Sausage: In a large skillet or pot over medium heat, cook the Italian sausage until browned and cooked through. Break it into crumbles using a wooden spoon.
  • Add Aromatics: Add chopped onions and minced garlic to the sausage, sautéing until the onions are translucent and fragrant.
  • Add Broccoli and Pasta: Toss in the broccoli florets and bowtie pasta. Mix well to combine with the sausage and aromatics.
  • Pour in Tomatoes and Broth: Add the diced tomatoes (with their juice) and pour in the chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot and let it cook for about 15 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.
  • Stir in Cream and Cheese: Pour in the heavy cream and sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the pasta. Stir until the cheese is melted, and the sauce is creamy. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Garnish and Serve: Remove the pot from heat, and let it rest for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.


  1. Customize the dish by adding red pepper flakes for a spicy kick or extra vegetables like bell peppers or spinach.
  2. Use whole wheat or gluten-free pasta for a healthier option.
  3. Make sure to keep an eye on the liquid levels during cooking. If needed, add more broth to achieve the desired consistency.
  4. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat on the stovetop with a splash of broth to maintain the creaminess.
Keyword Bowtie Pasta, One_Pot Pasta, Sausage and Broccoli
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert