ounces whole wheat penne pasta
large bunch brocoli (cut into florets)
ounces hot Italian turkey sausage
pint grape tomatoes (each cut in half)
cup loosely packed basil leaves chopped
cups freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
Heat large saucepot of salted water to boiling on high. Add pasta and cook as label directs, adding brocoli when 3 minutes of cooking time remain. Reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water; drain pasta and brocoli. Meanwhile, thinly slice sausage on the diagonal. In 12 inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage on medium 7-8 minutes or until it begins to brown, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes longer, stirring. Stir pasta, brocoli and 1/4 cup pasta cooking water into sausage mixtue in skillet; heat through, addition additional cooking water if needed. Remove from heat; stir in basil and cheese.