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Baked Sausage And Broccoli Pasta

10 MINPrep Time
40 MINCook Time
8Servings
(1)
by Giada De Laurentiis
Beginner
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
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This baked pasta has some unique elements about it that I love. Dollops of seasoned ricotta throughout give you creamy bites here and there, along with the savory sausage and broccoli florets. Crispy on the outside, cheesy and delicious on the inside - it's everything delicious about baked pasta!

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Baked Sausage And Broccoli Pasta

Servings

8

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes

Calories

640

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. This recipe originally appeared on Giada Entertains: Pasta Party.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

For the topping:

  1. Add the ricotta, basil, and salt to a small bowl. Stir together with a rubber spatula. Set aside.

For the pasta:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Season well with salt and cook the pasta until just aldente, around 8 minutes. Drain well, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.

  2. Meanwhile, heat a large braiser or ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and sausage to the pan. Cook, stirring often and breaking apart the meat with the back of a spoon, until beginning to brown, about 7 minutes. Add the broccoli and garlic and cook to marry the flavors, about 3 minutes. Stir in the marinara and 1/4 teaspoon salt until fully combined. Add ¼ cup water to the jar of marinara and swish around to get all of the sauce out of the jar, and add that to the pan as well. Add the pasta to the pan and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese. Toss well to coat. Add the reserved pasta water to thin the sauce slightly.

  3. Dollop the ricotta cheese mixture evenly over the top. Nestle the ricotta mixture into the pasta and cover with some of the pasta. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
8
per serving
Calories
640
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
57 grams
Protein
39 grams
Fat
28 grams
Saturated Fat
15 grams
Cholestrol
90 milligrams
Sodium
1255 milligrams
Fiber
5 grams
Sugar
7 grams
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8 reviews & comments

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    Christina - Nov 22
    ★★★★★
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    Can this be made ahead and reheated later?

    The Giadzy Kitchen - Nov 22

    Yes, absolutely! Just cover with foil when re-heating!

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    The Giadzy Kitchen - Jan 27
    ★★★★★
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    Hi Marina! Cauliflower or brussels sprouts could work.

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    The Giadzy Kitchen - Jan 27
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    Hi Jo! The recipe should be printable. Please email us at shop@giadzy.com if you’re still having issues!

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    Jo Leopard - Jan 27
    ★★★★★
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    Would love to print this ,why is it locked ?

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    Marina - Jan 27
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    This looks and sounds amazing, what can I substitute for Broccoli? I can’t eat broccoli:(

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    Renee - Dec 27
    ★★★★★
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    I had some leftover ricotta to use up. This recipe worked perfectly. It’s so delicious.

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    Annette Hendley - Jun 09
    ★★★★★
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    Love this quick, delicious, pasta meal!

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