Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pasta With Broccoli And Sausage

This pasta dish is from *SOUTHERN LIVING CHRISTMAS EDITION* It's super delicious! I made it for my family a few Christmas's ago.. it was a huge hit! I use frozen brocoli and steam it on top of the boiling noodles. (yes, I finally found a use for the expensive pot from my wedding that has the fitted steamer inside :) Very yummy!


* 1 pound fresh broccoli, cut into flowerets
* 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated fettuccine
* 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
* 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
* 1 garlic clove, minced
* 1 pound reduced-fat smoked sausage, sliced
* 3 large eggs
* 3/4 cup whipping cream
* 3/4 teaspoon pepper
* 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Cook broccoli and fettuccine in boiling water to cover in a Dutch oven 4 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain. Place in a large bowl.

Melt butter in a large heavy skillet; add mushrooms and garlic, and saute 3 minutes or until tender. Add to fettuccine mixture.

Brown sausage in skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes; drain and add to fettuccine mixture. Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel.

Stir together eggs, whipping cream, and pepper in skillet until blended. Add fettuccine mixture; toss well. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and toss. Serve immediately.