Orange Buttered Pasta With Broccoli And Sausage


  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound turkey sausage
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, blanched
  • ½ cup yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup (120 ml) Florida orange juice
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in pieces, at room temperature
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Orange Buttered Pasta With Broccoli And Sausage

Cook pasta according to the package directions; drain and rinse under cold water. Reserve.

In large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Crumble sausage into quarter-sized pieces, removing casing if necessary. Sauté sausage until fully cooked; add broccoli, onions and garlic. Stir to combine; reduce heat to low.

In small saucepan, heat orange juice and simmer until reduced to one-half original amount. Add cream; stir constantly while returning to a simmer. Remove from heat; gently whisk in butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauce over reserved pasta; toss to coat. Add sausage mixture to pasta; toss to combine. Serve immediately.