Smoked Sausage and Broccoli Penne

Make a bold statement by bringing together Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage with Gorgonzola cheese and a touch of hot sauce.

AVERAGE CUSTOMER RATING

  • Prep Time

    10 Minutes

  • Cook Time

    20 Minutes

  • Makes

    8 (about 1½ cups each)

Ingredients

1 Pkg.

(16 ounces) uncooked penne

4 Cups

fresh small broccoli florets

½ Cup

chopped onion

1 Tsp.

hot sauce

1 Pkg.

(7 ounces) refrigerated basil pesto

1 Pkg.

(5 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

2

green onions, sliced

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Preparation

1

Cut sausage into ½” cubes; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions. During the last 4 minutes of cooking, add broccoli to water. When penne and broccoli are tender, drain; keep warm.

2

Heat a 4-6 quart pan over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add sausage and onion to pan; cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until sausage is browned and onion is tender.

3

Add hot sauce, cooked penne and broccoli. Toss gently over medium heat for 1 minute.  Stir in pesto, Gorgonzola and green onions; heat through. Add salt and pepper to taste.