This is a really easy recipe - perfect for a weeknight meal. From turning on the skillet to sitting down for dinner, I think it took 25 minutes.
Fettucini Alfredo w/ Broccoli + Sausage
In a medium skillet, heat:
1/2 cup water
2-3 links sweet Italian sausage
Cover and let cook for 6-8 minutes or until no pink remains in the sausage. Remove skillet from heat. Drain water. Transfer sausage to cutting board and cut into full moon. Return to skillet and heat to medium-high. Let brown for 1-2 minutes. Transfer to plate covered with paper towels. Blot off excess grease. Drain all but about 1 tablespoon of oil from the skillet.
Add to the skillet:
1/4 white onion, finely diced
Reduce heat to medium and cook onions 3-4 minutes or until tender.
2 cloves garlic, minced
Sauté one minute, stirring constantly to prevent garlic from burning.
1/2 cup butter
Once butter has melted, stir in:
1 cup whole milk
Once milk and butter are combined, stir in:
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
Cover skillet and let broccoli cook for about 5 minutes or until it is tender. Mix in the cooked sausage.
While the broccoli is cooking, bring water to boil in a small pot. Add four servings of your favorite pasta. I used the Homemade Basil Pasta I made this weekend.
To serve, plate pasta first and evenly distribute the Alfredo sauce with broccoli and sausage between plates.