Broccoli and Sausage with Shells

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 pound spicy sausage, removed from casings and crumbled

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 head broccoli, cut into florets

3/4 cup chicken stock

12 ounces cooked small pasta shells

Salt and pepper

4 thin slices white bread, toasted and diced

1/2 cup grated parmesan


  1. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage and garlic and cook until sausage is no longer pink. Stir in pepper flakes and broccoli florets. Pour in chicken stock, bring to a simmer and cover. Cook until broccoli is barely tender-- about 1 minute. Remove lid and stir in cooked pasta and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm and garnish with toasted bread cubes and grated parmesan.
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