I love pasta, especially in this amazing and simple dinner! Use any kind of g-free pasta (corn, rice, quinoa, flax), and remember to read labels on your sausage. I recommend Al Fresco chicken sausage!


4 Italian sausage links (sweet or hot)
1 pint grape tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 package frozen broccoli
1 box ziti, penne or other pasta
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Slice grape tomatoes in half length-wise.
  2. In a bowl, combine sliced tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well and pour mixture onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes, or until tomatoes are tender.
  3. In a frying pan, cook sausage links until well done in center. Remove from pan and cut into 1″ pieces. Set aside.
  4. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Just before the pasta is done, add frozen broccoli to the boiling pasta water. Heat through, and strain pasta/broccoli mixture.
  5. In a large bowl, combine pasta, broccoli, sausage, tomatoes (along with their juices and oil), parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes. Mix well. Serve and enjoy!

Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 342 calories, 47 carbs, 10 g fat, 19 g protein, 437 mg sodium