Sausage and Broccoli Pasta Recipe
This is a pasta recipe my sister in law shared with me years ago. As time went on, it has changed slightly to fit with the way I cook or how my boys like it, but that is what cooking is all about! I like to make this recipe because everyone eats it. Josh doesn’t love eating your basic pasta with red sauce, but the kids do, but they all eat this one. Ok, I might have to seperate all the ingredients on Aston’s plate (my 6yo) but it is still a win if he eats it, no matter how it gets done.
Before I get into the recipe, just note, I don’t specify quantities for everything as it depends on how much of the food I have in the fridge, what pieces of veg are preferred most in our house and how we like it to taste.
Penne Pasta (I use around 250gm)
4-5 Bacon Rashers
Broccoli (half a head or so)
Tomato’s (cherry) around 6 cut in half
Garlic (2 clove)
Peas (a cup or to your liking)
Green Beans (optional or any other veg you might like)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Boil Pasta in a pot
Fry Sausages in a large fry pan that curves up on the sides so it can hold all ingredients when everything is poured into it in the end.
Whilst the sausages are cooking, in a bowl, put the frozen peas, green beans cut into small pieces (if using) and broccoli florets. If you like your broccoli quite soft, pop them into the boiling pasta water for a few minutes at this stage, otherwise if you like them firm, keep them in this bowl.
Slice or crush the garlic, slice the tomatoes in half and cut bacon into small pieces.
If the sausages are done, take them off the stove and slice them into bite size pieces and set aside.
Wipe the pan after the sausages have been in them and put in fresh oil.
Fry the Bacon and then when it starts to look cook, throw in the tomatoes and garlic until the tomatoes soften.
Throw in the vegetables from the bowl (with the bacon/tomato/garlic), let them fry a little and then drain your pasta and tip this into the frying pan also. Add the sausages and then parmesan.
Combine the ingredients, let it cook for a couple of more minutes and then season and you are done.
You can add chilli to this recipe, but when the children are eating it I put it on the side for Josh.