Alfredo Bake with Broccoli & Sausage

Quick, easy comfort food for the whole family

Instructions 
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add penne to boiling water and cook until pasta is al dente, according to the package directions.
  3. During the last 3 minutes of cook time add the broccoli florets to the pasta and boiling water. Once pasta is fully cooked drain pasta and broccoli and return to the pot.
  4. While your pasta is cooking prepare the alfredo sauce - in a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, until garlic is fragrant, taking care not to burn.
  5. Add flour to the butter and stir until a thick paste has formed. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, breaking up all clumps, until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Add in the milk and greek yogurt. Bring mixture to a soft boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes, until sauce has thickened.
  7. Stir in ¼ c of the Parmesan cheese, a pinch of crushed red pepper, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Add the sauce to the pan with your cooked pasta and broccoli (the sauce will continue to thicken in the oven). Add in the chicken sausage. Stir until well combined.
  9. Place pasta into a medium-large baking dish. Sprinkle the top with 1 tbsp of bread crumbs and the remaining ¼ c of Parmesan.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes until the top is golden brown. Allow to sit at least 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!