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Balsamic Pasta with Chicken Sausage, Broccoli and Mushrooms
Balsamic Pasta with Chicken Sausage, Broccoli and Mushrooms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
This Balsamic Pasta with Chicken Sausage, Broccoli and Mushrooms is a zesty, indulgent dish that's sure to please the entire family!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 706 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Ingredients
  • 12 oz. Casarecce pasta
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 18 oz. smoked chicken sausages, I used aidells (six sausages)
  • 3/4 lb. broccoli, cleaned, trimmed and cut into florets
  • 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese,
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned and heated though. Remove from pan and cut into chunks on the diagonal. Set aside.

  3. Steam broccoli in a steamer basket set over some boiling water for 4-5 minutes until just slightly tender. Remove from heat.

  4. To the same large skillet, add remaining one tablespoon oil and one tablespoon of the butter along with the mushrooms. Cook for 4-5 minutes over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.

  5. Add the broccoli, sausage, balsamic vinegar, heavy cream, remaining three tablespoons butter and Parmesan cheese. Cook for 2-3 minutes until heated through. Remove from the heat. Add the cooked pasta and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and add the fresh parsley. Serve immediately.

    Serve with additional Parmesan cheese is desired.

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Pasta with Chicken Sausage, Broccoli and Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 706 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 131mg44%
Sodium 1474mg64%
Potassium 585mg17%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1850IU37%
Vitamin C 58.8mg71%
Calcium 211mg21%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.