1 1/2 pounds broccoli (about 1 large head), stems removed, florets cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
How to Make It
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 11-by-7-inch baking dish. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage, stirring and breaking up meat, until no longer pink, about 3 minutes. Add butter and stir well. Sprinkle flour on top and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly pour in milk and cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
Add ziti to boiling water and cook until tender, about 5 minutes, then add broccoli and cook for 3 minutes. Drain ziti and broccoli in a colander and transfer to baking dish. Stir in sausage mixture.
Sprinkle Parmesan on top and bake until golden brown and mixture is bubbling, about 25 minutes. Serve hot.
I have made this recipe several times now and my family loves it! I have two little ones that gobble it all up! I have made the recipe for neighbors and family occasions and everyone raves about it! Such a simple recipe, not requiring many ingredients, and tastes fantastic!
While the recipe probably tastes great, THE NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION regarding carbohydrates is PURE FABRICATION. The milk, pasta, and flour far, FAR EXCEED 10g; with appropriate subtraction of fiber, the analysis SHOWS A NET 7 GRAMS of CARBOHYDRATE. If you don't consider carbs, no problem. But additionally, showing this as FOUR SERVINGS is utter fabrication of carbohydrate value. Additionally, it would be dangerous for someone preparing food for a diabetic to use this information. SHAME! Other data may be wrong as well. (And, yes, the use of all caps IS to indicate I am shouting AND FURIOUS at such preposterous bull.)
What a wonderful recipe! I was a little weary about the idea of using milk, but it was actually very good. It came out a little crispy; I recommend toping with foil for most of the time in the oven. I had some leftover and prefer it fresh from the oven. I'll make this dish next time I know there won't be leftovers.
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