Italian Sausage and Pasta

Italian Sausage and Pasta

This stove top meal is relatively quick and easy to prepare, and it has plenty of flavor.  My family enjoyed it, especially since broccoli is our favorite vegetable.

This would typically be a summer time meal for us, but this winter has been much warmer than usual.  I’ve prepared fewer soups, stews, and casseroles than I normally would. Maybe it’s warm where you are, maybe not.  It’s good food whenever you eat it.

Be sure the sausage you use is gluten free. I like Harvestland Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and Applegate Organic Sweet Italian Sausage (made from chicken and turkey). But you can read the ingredients on any sausage and call the manufacturer if necessary.

Italian Sausage and Pasta
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 6
  • 12 ounces gluten free pasta
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • salt to taste
  • 6 Sweet Italian Sausages (pork or turkey)
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli
  1. Cook and drain the pasta.
  2. Add the coconut or vegetable oil to a large skillet and cook the Italian sausages.
  3. Wash, cut and steam the broccoli.
  4. Add the olive oil, basil, parsley, and salt to the cooked pasta and toss to coat.
  5. Cut the sausages into slices and add them along with the broccoli to the pasta and toss to combine.


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  1. says

    Linda, I’m curious about the sausage that you used. Did you make it from scratch or purchase it? If you purchased it, did you ask the butcher if it was gluten-free or did you buy a pre-packaged brand that is gluten-free. Its my understanding that flour is used in making the casing of the sausage.

    Would love to learn what you know about it.

    Thanks! Tracy

    • says

      I think it was prepackaged, and if flour was used in the casing it would have to be declared on the label. I always read labels carefully. Neither my son nor I have problems with it. Sorry I can’t give you more information.

  2. says

    That looks yummy! It has been WAY warmer here in OK than previous winters . . . this may be weird, but we’re hoping that we do get some cold weather for the sake of the animals and pasture in the coming summer (or we’ll go through a drought like TX is!).

    Anyway . . .


  3. says

    This pasta dish was delicious! Instead of using broccoli, I used yellow and green peppers and we loved it. My husband does not like cooked broccoli. We just recently went dairy and wheat free because of our daughter’s allergies and this is our favorite recipe. Thank you so much!

    • says

      I’m so glad you all enjoyed it and made it work for your family. It really is a tasty and simple recipe. Thanks for letting me know.

  4. Barbara McLouth says

    I used pre-packaged Italian sausage from Wegman’s and it was clearly marked gluten-free. Followed your recipe to the T. It was easy and delicious. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Denise says

    Just found what I am having for dinner tonight. I found Bacon/Cheddar Sausage Links Gluten Free at Aldis I think it would be perfect for this recipe, mmmm can’t wait for dinner. Thanks for the Recipe Linda.

  6. Carolyn Gazdick says

    Thanks for the great recipe. Certainly one my hubby will love, he has celiac as this will be a great addition to our list of great recipes .

    Thank you!

    • says

      You’re welcome, Carolyn. It’s always great to hear of a spouse who is looking out for the other’s health and taking the need for being gluten free seriously.

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