- Salt and pepper
- 8 ounces hot Italian sausage, casings removed
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 8 ounces ziti
- 1 1/2 pounds broccoli (about 1 large head), stems removed, florets cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- calories 440
- fat 22 g
- satfat 5 g
- protein 50 g
- carbohydrate 10 g
- fiber 3 g
- cholesterol 129 mg
- sodium 714 mg
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.