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Broccolini With Sausage For One

Easy, healthy, and absolutely delicious, this Broccolini with Sausage recipe is perfect for a busy evening. Steamed broccolini or broccoli sautéed in olive oil with sliced garlic, and sausage. A wonderful meal that can be on your table in 30 minutes!

a white plate with broccoli and cooked sausage pieces.

This broccolini with sausage recipe is perfect to use on a busy evening. From start to finish, this simple "meal for one" can be on your table in 30 minutes.

I love using broccolini in recipes. Its mild taste and tender stalks make it perfect addition to an easy skillet meal.

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Although broccolini looks like baby broccoli, it isn't really broccoli. Broccolini was developed in Japan and is a hybrid between broccoli and Chinese broccoli (Chinese kale).

It's got long thin stalks and smaller florets than broccoli and can be sautéed, steamed, roasted or grilled.

If you can find broccolini, I would encourage you to use it in this recipe. If not, feel free to substitute broccoli in its place.

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How To Cook Broccolini

  • Cook the broccolini quickly in a little salted boiling water.
  • Drain it, pat it dry, then rough chop it and set it aside.

How To Make Broccolini With Sausage

a bowl of sliced sausages.

I use about 3.5 ounces (about 3/4 cup sliced) of smoked sausage. Mild kielbasa, spicy andouille, bratwurst, or turkey sausage are all great sausage options to use.

  • Step 1: I sauté the sausage in a little olive oil along with sliced garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Step 2: Add in the cooked broccolini and heat it along with the sausage and garlic.
  • Step 3: When all of the ingredients are heated through, remove the skillet from the heat, stir in a touch of lemon juice and top with Parmesan cheese.

A wonderful 30 minute meal that tastes incredibly delicious!

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Simple Broccolini With Sausage For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keywords: broccolini, sausage
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 518kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1/4 pound broccolini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3.5 ounces sliced smoked sausage , can use Kielbasa, Bratwurst, Andouille, or turkey sausage
  • 1 clove garlic , thinly sliced
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Blanch the broccolini in a medium-sized pot of boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain immediately and cool under cold running water. Gently squeeze the broccolini and pat dry. Place broccolini on a cutting board and chop.
  • In a medium-sized skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the sausage and cook one side over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Flip the sausages over, add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook the other side of the sausages for an additional 2 minutes, stirring occasionally so that the garlic doesn't burn.
  • Add the broccolini to the skillet and cook, stirring until tender, 3 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from the heat, stir in the lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt, to taste.


Note: Since most packages of smoked sausage contain around 14-ounces. You can use the rest of the smoked sausage in other recipes such as Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice For One or Shrimp and Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya For One. The smoked sausage can also be divided up into smaller portions and frozen to use later.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1028mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2090IU | Vitamin C: 107.9mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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5 thoughts on “Broccolini With Sausage For One”

      1. I also love to stir fry kielbasa with large chunks of bell pepper, onion, celery, carrot and water chestnuts. I steam the veggies lightly and add to the sauted kielbasa chunks. Then I add some sesame oil and soy sauce. I serve it over cauliflower rice that I have heated up. This can be adjusted to whatever your taste is and I suppose chicken, shrimp or other meats can be used. I just like the kielbasa because it only needs to be heated up and caramelized a bit.

  1. 5 stars
    This was soooo good. I made it last night because hubby and the kids were gone AND it has my two favs…sausage and broccolini. Delish!

  2. Crystal Lopez

    5 stars
    Such a simple and flavorful dish! I have to say hands down broccolini is my favorite and this comes together so easy and wonderful!

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