Broccoli and Sausage Stir Fry
This recipe for Broccoli and Sausage Stir Fry is one of my favorite all-time family recipes. It’s a recipe I’ve modified that my mother makes and I serve it as least twice a month, if not more. It’s incredibly easy to make – you can have it done and on the table in about the time it takes to boil your water and cook your pasta.
Fresh broccoli, 1 pound – Cut to small florets
Sausages, 3-4 – I prefer chicken sausage, like Aidell’s, whereas my mom makes it with Polska Kielbasa sausage
For this recipe I used Sabahno’s Smoke Mozzarella with Artichokes and Garlic Chicken sausage from Costco
Fresh Mushrooms, 1 pound – I prefer crimini, sliced
Onion, 1 medium – Diced finely
Parmesan or pecorino romano cheese, 1 Cup – Finely grated
Pasta, one pound – I prefer Wacky Mac or Ronzoni Garden Delight, but used regular bow tie today.
Garlic, 2-3 cloves, minced
Oregano – 2 to 4 Tablespoons
Start with less – you can always add more.
Olive oil, Tablespoon
Salt, just a dash
These measurements are exact. You can add as much or as little of any ingredient and I think it still will turn out delicious.
Costco has all these ingredients at a great price. I usually buy the pre-cut broccoli florets at Costco, the crimini mushrooms, oregano (or italian seasoning mix), the sausages and the parmesan. The packages from Costco will easily get you two meals of this (and you’ll still have sausage and parmesan left over).
HOW TO PREPARE
1.) Start the process by getting a big pot of water on the stove for your noodles.
2.) While you’re waiting for the water to boil, prep your other ingredients. Mince you garlic, dice your onions, slice your mushrooms, wash/cut your broccoli, grate your parmesan
3.) By this point my water is usually boiling – dump in your noodles, cook according to directions on package.
4.) While noodles are boiling, get a large skillet (with a lid to use toward the end) and put over medium-heat on the stove top. Everything will end up in this skillet (except the noodles), so make sure it’s a big size. I use this one (Amazon: Cuisinart CSK-250 GreenGourmet 14-Inch Nonstick Electric Skillet) Add your olive oil to your skillet.
5.) Once your olive oil is hot, add your onions, garlic and a dash of salt. Cook down the onions (2-3 minutes) over medium heat.
6.) Once onions have started to soften, add mushrooms, cook down 2-3 minutes
7.) Once mushrooms are softening, add sausage and oregano, cook for 2-3 minutes
8.) Once everything is hot and steamy – add your broccoli, don’t stir, just COVER for about 3 minutes until your broccoli has turned a vibrant green and is steamed but still crunchy.
9.) Serve over a scoop of pasta and add your parmesan cheese! It reheats great the next day – in fact, I think I even like it more as leftovers!
Let me know what you think! I hope you like it as much as we do! Here’s a photo from when I posted back in 2011. This has always been one of my kid’s favorite meals. My son is showing off his muscles – since he’s eating broccoli and my daughter is still in her high chair. They were such babies! Time is going way too fast. . .