8 Servings (about 1½ cups each)
(16 ounces) uncooked mostaccioli noodles
small fresh broccoli pieces
red pepper flakes (optional)
grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
heavy whipping cream
Cut sausage into ½” slices; set aside. Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling water according to package directions; drain and keep warm.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add sausage and broccoli; cook, stirring frequently 4-5 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Add red pepper flakes if desired; cook and stir 1 minute.
Gently toss together cooked pasta, sausage mixture, cheese and whipping cream in a large serving bowl.