112 oz. package fully-cooked Italian chicken sausage
1small onion, chopped
1/2cupfreshly shredded parmesan cheese
Chop the broccoli into small florets while bringing a pot of water to boil. Add the pasta to the boiling water and first cook the pasta 3 minutes less than the lowest cooking time listed on the package. For example, if the package says to cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes, set a timer for five minutes.
At the five minute mark, add the chopped broccoli florets to the boiling water and cook for three more minutes, until both pasta and broccoli are cooked. Be careful not to overcook pasta. Reserve half a cup of the pasta water, then drain pasta and broccoli into a colander and set aside.
Return the pan to the stove on medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan, and then add sliced chicken sausage, chopped onions, and minced garlic. Cook until the chicken sausage is slightly browned and onions are soft, about 5-7 minutes. Return pasta and broccoli to the pan, add pesto and parmesan cheese, and stir to combine. Add reserved pasta cooking water if needed and then serve immediately.
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