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Wonderful and easy!! I omitted the breadcrumbs and added 1 tsp. red pepper flakes, chopped sun-dried tomatoes and a splash of balsamic vinegar! I browned the sausage in 1 tbs. olive oil then added the garlic and used the broccoli water to deglaze the pan which really added to the flavor of the dish. I'll definitely be making this again! Thanks!

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Vino p.o. prn April 24, 2007

My husband and I really enjoyed this dish! I used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 regular penne, frozen broccoli, and added a 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil at the end. I didn't include bread crumbs or cheese. It was delicious! :-)

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HappyWife313 December 21, 2011

My husband and I both love this and make it regularly. He has a gluten allergy, so I use the gluten free sausage from Sam's Club and corn or rice pasta and plenty of parmesan. Very wonderful!

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daytonajill October 02, 2009

I gave this 4 stars. My family thinks is very good. I watched this made on Cooking Thin and had to make it. My family loved it. I changed it a bit. I use bowtie pasta, frozen broccoli, and Hillshires Farms or sweet italian sausage. I make it as directed otherwise. I've made this without the water and it still is just as good. My 5 yrs old newphew loves the bowtie pasta in this as he calls it "little butterflys" and will eat this with no problems. Thanks for posting a really good recipe. Christine (internetnut)

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internetnut January 08, 2008

I tried this good, healthy, easy recipe out last night....my picky husband actually liked it (except we thought i overcooked the broccoli a bit). I used whole wheat penne and it gave it kind of a sweet taste, but it was really good! Thanks!

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JQ Chef Mama May 22, 2007

We really enjoyed this fast and easy to make dish. I used Italian sausages-hot & sweet, fennel, leftover chicken, parmesan cheese and toasted breadcrumbs. I added coarse sea salt & freshly grinded red pepper. The broccoli water blended with the garlic & seasonings creating a subtle sauce that kept the dish moist. Thanks for sharing this light meal susie cooks. Its a winner.

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Baby Kato August 02, 2006

This was great! DH and I prefer pasta without heavy sauces. I had some basil and sun dried tomato chicken sausages that were just perfect with this dish. I didn't use the bread crumbs because I didn't think they were necessary. Great dish that we'll make again.

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Mysterygirl May 02, 2006
Pasta With Chicken Sausage and Broccoli