Weight Watchers Broccoli and Sausage Pasta Recipe
Weight Watchers Broccoli and Sausage Pasta Recipe. If you’re searching for a delicious pasta recipe, you’re in the right place!
This pasta is a satisfying dish that will leave you feeling full and happy without any guilt.
This flavorful recipe features al dente pasta combined with tender broccoli rabe and savory sausage.
One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s easy to make and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. With only a few simple steps, you can have a delicious and nutritious meal on the table in no time.
To make this recipe, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients: pasta, sausage, broccoli rabe, garlic, chicken broth, cheese, and red pepper flakes.
These ingredients come together to create a balanced and satisfying meal that will leave you feeling full and happy.
Weight Watchers Points
10 Points (2022/2023 Plan)
MyWW Points: 10 Blue Plan and 7 Green Plan
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Weight Watchers Broccoli and Sausage Pasta
- nonstick cooking spray
- 9 ounces fresh hot turkey sausage casings removed
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
- 1 pound broccoli rabe trimmed and coarsely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces penne pasta
- 3½ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- ¼¾ cup grated pecorino cheese divided
- pinch crushed red pepper flakes optional
- Prepare a large, deep nonstick skillet or soup pot (12 in-diameter) by coating it with cooking spray. Then, set it over medium heat.
- Add sausage to the skillet or pot. Break the sausage apart with a wooden spoon as you cook it. Continue cooking until it is no longer pink, which should take about 5 minutes.
- Once the sausage is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl using a slotted spoon. Set it aside.
- In the same skillet or pot, add oil and heat it over medium-high heat.
- Add garlic to the skillet or pot. Cook and stir frequently until the garlic becomes fragrant, which should take about 30 seconds.
- Add broccoli rabe and salt to the skillet or pot. Cover it and cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli rabe just starts to wilt, which should take about 3 minutes.
- Remove the broccoli rabe from the skillet or pot and transfer it to the bowl with the sausage, using a slotted spoon.
- Add pasta and broth to the skillet or pot. Bring it to a boil over high heat.
- Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes.
- Add the broccoli rabe and sausage to the skillet or pot. Stir and cook until the broccoli rabe is tender, the pasta is al dente, and the liquid has reduced to a saucy consistency. This should take about 2 minutes.
- Remove the skillet or pot from the heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons of cheese.
- Garnish with red pepper flakes (optional) and serve each portion sprinkled with ½ tablespoon of cheese.
Yes, you can use any type of pasta you like. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time according to the package instructions.
Yes, you can use frozen broccoli instead of fresh broccoli rabe. Just be sure to thaw it before cooking.
Yes, you can use vegetable broth if you prefer.
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