Sausage & broccoli pasta

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Liven up midweek pasta with a fiery sausage and chilli hit

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 738
  • fat 34g
  • saturates 11g
  • carbs 80g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 34g
  • salt 1.25g


  • 200g pasta shapes
  • 150g pack purple sprouting broccoli, cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds (optional)
  • ½ tsp crushed red chillies
  • 2 Italian-style pork sausages, skins removed and meat broken into pieces
  • Parmesan shavings, to serve


Sausages that contain flavours like sundried tomatoes, caramelised onions, Parmesan or fennel work well in this dish.


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta until nearly al dente. Throw in the broccoli and cook for 2 mins more. Drain, saving 1-2 tbsp of the water.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the garlic, fennel seeds, if using, and chillies. When they start to colour a bit, add the sausage and cook until golden and cooked through. Tip in the pasta and broccoli with the reserved water and toss. Serve hot with the Parmesan shavings.

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