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Sausage and Broccoli Pasta with Lemon, lemon pasta, pasta with Italian sausage, light pasta recipe, Aldi recipe, pasta with broccoli, lemon butter pasta, family friendly recipe

Sausage and Broccoli Pasta with Lemon

  • Author: Amber
  • Prep Time: 6
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Sausage and Broccoli Pasta with Lemon is made with garlic, butter, red pepper flakes, grated Parmesan cheese, pasta, fresh lemon juice, broccoli and ground Italian sausage.


  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 pound broccoli
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound Casarecce pasta (bow tie would also work)
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup reserved pasta water
  • red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Chop the florets of broccoli into bite sized pieces. Set to the side.
  2. Squeeze juice from lemon and set to side.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Make sure there will be room for both pasta and the broccoli.
  4. Add pasta and cook according to instructions on box/bag.
  5. The remaining 6 minutes of pasta cook time, add in the chopped broccoli. Boil broccoli 7 minutes of you like it more tender.
  6. Remove 1/3 cup of the pasta water for later before straining. Strain pasta and broccoli.
  7. As the pasta is cooking, add the ground Italian sausage to a large skillet pan on a medium-high heat. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little extra heat and flavor. Chop and brown the meat.
  8. Push the meat to one side of the pan and add the butter in that open spot to melt.
  9. Add garlic and let cook for 1 minute or until the garlic becomes fragrant and then mix garlic in with meat.
  10. Remove pan from heat, add in the reserved pasta water and lemon juice. Stir.
  11. Add the strained pasta and broccoli. Stir.
  12. Pour cheese over top and another sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
  13. Serve.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop

Keywords: pasta, broccoli, Italian sausage, Aldi, butter, cheese, lemon