Purple sprouting broccoli & sausage pasta

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

Make the most of purple sprouting broccoli and enjoy with sundried tomatoes, red onion, sausages and penne pasta in this easy, speedy dish

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 903
  • fat 43g
  • saturates 12g
  • carbs 86g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 16g
  • protein 35g
  • salt 1.8g


  • 75g sundried tomatoes in oil, chopped, plus 3 tbsp of the oil
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 150g penne
  • 4 pork sausages, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 200g purple sprouting broccoli, cut in half lengthways if large
  • 25g parmesan, grated


  1. Heat the 3 tbsp oil from the sundried tomatoes in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onion for 8-10 mins until soft and beginning to brown.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil over a medium heat and cook the pasta following pack instructions, about 8-10 mins. Drain, reserving a cupful of the water, and return the pasta to the pan.

  3. Add the sausage to the onions and break up with the back of a wooden spoon, frying for 5-6 mins until cooked through. Mix in the sundried tomatoes and fennel seeds, cook for 2 mins more, then add 2 tbsp water, a good pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper, and the purple sprouting broccoli.

  4. Fry for 5-6 mins until the broccoli is tender but still has a little bite. Tip the contents of the frying pan into the pasta and stir well to combine. Divide between bowls and sprinkle over the parmesan.

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