Pasta is easy- we have it, in some form, once a week. I love this recipe because it takes the ease of pasta and “upgrades” it with sausage and a vegetable. My girls love this.

Of course you can switch things out… I usually use half a ring of turkey kielbasa instead of the chicken sausage and you could easily use a different vegetable.
I found this recipe in Real Simple magazine.

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Serves 4 Total Time: 20m

* 12 ounces rigatoni (about 4 1/2 cups) (I use what I have on hand)
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 onion, sliced (I use dried chopped onion, about 2T)
* 6 ounces fully cooked chicken sausage links, sliced (I use turkey kielbasa, sliced and browned for a couple minutes in a skillet)
* 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets and stems sliced
* 1/4 cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce)
1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Add the sausage and cook, stirring, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the broccoli and 1¼ cups water and simmer, covered, until the broccoli is tender, 5 to 6 minutes.
3. Toss the pasta with the sausage mixture and any remaining liquid and the Parmesan.

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