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One Pan Sausage, Broccoli, & Parmesan Pasta

An easy, delicious, wholesome dinner of herb and parmesan pasta, ground Italian sausage & broccoli all made in just ONE pan.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Author Chelsea


  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil separated
  • 1 package (16 ounces) ground Italian sausage make sure to use Italian since it has a ton of added flavor!
  • 1 pound broccoli stems removed; coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups chicken stock or chicken broth
  • 1 package (12 ounces) Barilla Pronto noodles I used rotini
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Optional: fresh parsley for garnish, squeeze of lemon, pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into a large (at least 12 inch) nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Pan MUST be nonstick.
  • Add in the Italian sausage and break it up as you cook. Stir around until completely cooked through and then move the sausage to the edges of the pan.
  • Add in the chopped broccoli and sauté until crisp tender. Toss with the sausage and then transfer to a plate. (Add in an extra tablespoon or two of olive oil if needed here)
  • Drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat and add in one more tablespoon of olive oil Add in the garlic, dried parsley flakes, Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, about 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and about 1/2 teaspoon salt (salt and pepper to taste and limit or omit depending on saltiness of stock/broth)
  • Add in the chicken stock. Mix well. Pour the entire box of rotini noodles on top of the stock and stir until just combined.
  • Turn the heat up to high (no need to cover the pan) and set your timer for 8 minutes.
  • At 8 minutes, check on the pasta. Stir if needed. Test for doneness and if not done, allow to cook for 1-2 additional minutes.
  • Add the sausage and broccoli back in. Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese and optional garnishes: parsley, lemon, and/or red pepper flakes.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy immediately.