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    1. The yeast just adds a savory, cheesy flavor to the recipe, but you can totally skip it if you don’t already have it!

  1. Made this last night for my family. (Got 2 kids aged 4 and 1). Overall it went over very well!
    I wish the sauce was a bit, saucier. Seemed like the flavour was really in the sausage, but didn’t transfer to the pasta. Maybe I did something wrong?
    *Note: I don’t have nutritional yeast, we just topped ours with some fresh Parm.

    1. This was so good! First time using nutritional yeast and I really liked the texture it added. My family of 5 (including two 12 year olds and a 16 year old) all loved it! I did add a little extra olive oil, but will definitely make again.

    1. I’m so sorry. That was a typo. Thank you for bringing it to my attention! It’s fixed now.

  2. I really liked this simple recipe but I need tweak it some. I added more garlic and a couple more T. Of olive oil. I also used only 3/4 lb pasta because as I was mixing everything together it appeared like the pound was too much. I did use all the pasta water that was recommended. I also added ore cheese as I tossed the pasta.

  3. Very good! Loved the Nutritional Yeast in it. Just right. I did use the whole cup of water.
    Will definitely make this again!

    1. Nutritional yeast is NOT the same as bread making yeast. It is a substitute for a cheesy flavor if you are cooking dairy free. I am not a big fan of it so I added it to the “sauce” instead of on top. It really helped the flavor. You can always switch it out and use other dry cheeses such as parm for recipes that call for it (that are savory!).

  4. As another person said, it seemed like the sausage and the pasta didn’t flow together. I think it was the lack of sauce. Not bad but I probably won’t make it again.

  5. Made this tonight but gluten free. Used GF rotini, and substituted spinach and tomato for broccoli. Excellent change up to our Wednesday dinner. Thanks.

  6. This was so good! I’ve been trying to use less oil, so I subbed 3 tablespoons of aquafaba, and it came out perfectly. I also added in about half a jar of roasted red peppers I had lying around. I’ll definitely be adding this to my rotation.

  7. Loved this as it was very easy. Next time, I will add the broccoli with only 2 minutes to go in the cooking process as I found the broccoli to be overcooked. I also added twice as much red pepper flakes to spice things up.

  8. Hi I am going to be making this recipe with the next few days and I was wondering how much of the pecorino cheese I would need thank you

  9. We loved this dish! I made this as written only adding three TBS of butter at the end of cooking to add a little richness. My hubby raved about this! I will definitely be adding this to my rotation!

  10. Great recipe. Very easy and turned out great. Only thing I added was sautéed onions while browning the Italian sausage.

  11. This was wonderful! I added sun dried tomatoes, Trader Joe’s black garlic & Soffritto Seasoning blend. My husband had too go gluten & dairy free & he loved it. Will definitely make again!

    1. We use nutritional yeast as a substitute for grated parmesan cheese in our house. So, no it is not necessary for the recipe, you can skip it or try using vegan parmesan shreds instead.

  12. I have made this so many times. It is delicious. My only sub is parmesan for the nutritional yeast as I always have parm on hand. Wonderful week night meal that comes together quickly. After making it a few times, I felt like my big cast iron skillet was finally seasoned enough to toss it all together in that pan and oh my, it got even better!!! Thank you 🙂

  13. Great, simple weeknight meal. It’s a great recipe to start with as so much can be done with it. I added onions for a couple minutes before adding in garlic. Also, added broccoli to sausage mixture to cook instead of boiling it. Loved the spice from red peppers. Definite hit with the family. Will make again!

  14. I really liked it! I expected it to be kind of dry without a “sauce” but I wasn’t really missing a sauce because it was so flavorful! I subbed turkey sausage and also did parmesan instead of the yeast. Super easy, quick weeknight dinner!

  15. Made this for dinner tonight. It was very flavorful. I halved the recipe as it was two of us. You know how pasta absorbs the liquid then it’s kinda of dry the next day. Halving was a good decision. I followed suggestions on timing of broccoli and onion addition. My addition was a generous pinch of fresh herbs to oil. I understand adding the pasta water to your desired consistency, I added one cup to half the recipe and thought it was just right in turns of sauce consistency. Thanks for this simple yet flavorful pasta dinner.

    1. You can use whatever pasta you like. Follow the package instructions for al denté and the recipe should work just fine!

  16. This is a staple in our home! I’m dairy free so I love this option with nutritional yeast. Sooo good, the whole fam loves

  17. I was a little hesitant but this turned out great. Unfortunately I had to leave out the red pepper flakes for our kids. I’m not the biggest fan of italian sausage but I will be trying this again, possibly with ground turkey or leaving out the meat and serving it with grilled chicken on top. Plenty of ways to play around with it!

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