Italian Sausage Pasta with Broccoli

Farfalle with Italian Sausage & Broccoli

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This easy recipe for pasta with Italian sausage and broccoli is flavorful and dairy-free. It’s ready in 30 minutes which makes it great for weeknight dinners! Try it with bow tie pasta or penne.


  • 1 pound Italian sausage meat, casings removed, if needed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 pound package farfalle pasta
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast


  1. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil for the pasta. Cook the farfalle according to package directions, adding the broccoli to the pot 4 minutes before straining.
  2. Heat a large, nonstick skillet to medium-high. Add the sausage meat and brown, breaking it into small pieces. Continue cooking, stirring as needed until the sausage is golden brown and caramelized.
  3. Add olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper. Reduce heat and continue cooking until the pasta is ready.
  4. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before straining the pasta and broccoli.
  5. Add broccoli and farfalle to the skillet – adding 1/4 cup of pasta water at a time until the sauce has reached the right consistency. Stir in the nutritional yeast before serving.


Keywords: easy, dairy free, 5 ingredient