Easy pasta dishes are a go-to meal when it comes to weeknight dinners. This recipe starts with browned Italian chicken sausage and mixes it with tender broccoli florets and fusilli pasta. Then that’s all mixed with a simple creamy Parmesan sauce made by simmering cream with sautéed onions, grated Parmesan cheese, and a little bit of the pasta cooking water. Serve with a salad dressed with an easy Dijon vinaigrette and you’ve got a flavorful meal that doesn’t take much longer to make than heating up some store-bought sauce.
What to buy: Buy all-dark-meat or a mix of light- and dark-meat Italian chicken sausage for its higher fat content. If you use all-white-meat sausage, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan when you add the onions. Pork Italian sausage will also work in this recipe.