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Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

Dainty torchiette pasta with spicy chicken sausage folded together with pesto and peas. This simple pasta dish is light on ingredients, but full on flavor.

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To begin, start a pot of salted water for your pasta. While it is heating up, slice 4 spicy chicken sausages into 1/3 inch slices. These were chipotle chicken sausages. Sauté them in a skillet until browned on both sides.

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Meanwhile cook your torchiette pasta according to package directions. When they are about half way cooked, toss in a cup and a half of frozen peas. ~ If you can’t find torchiette pasta, look for any dainty little pasta. You will need 3/4 of a pound of it.

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When it is finished, scoop out a bit of the pasta water, in case you need it.

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Drain the pasta and peas.

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With a slotted spoon, scoop the sausages out of the skillet and add them to the drained pasta.

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Add in 1/3 cup of basil pesto, and stir it all together. Add a smidge of pasta water if you need it to spread the pesto throughout the pasta.

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Sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese.

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Enjoy!

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Dainty torchiette pasta with spicy chicken sausage folded together with pesto and peas. This simple pasta dish is light on ingredients, but full on flavor.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb torchiette, or other dainty pasta
  • salted water for cooking pasta
  • 1 lb spicy chicken sausages
  • 1 1/2 c frozen peas
  • 1/3 c basil pesto
  • shredded parmesan cheese for topping

Instructions

  1. To begin, start your salted water for your pasta. Slice your sausages into 1/4 inch slices.
  2. Saute them in a skillet until browned. Turn off the heat.
  3. Meanwhile cook your pasta according to package directions. Half way through the cooking, add in your frozen peas.
  4. Drain when the pasta is done cooking. With a slotted spoon, scoop the sausages from the skillet and combine with your peas & pasta in a serving bowl. Stir in the basil pesto.
  5. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 73mg Sodium: 618mg Carbohydrates: 36g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 28g
Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and estimated by a service called Nutritionix. That is a web-based nutritional calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. If the nutritional information is vital to you please verify it using your favorite trusted source.

6 thoughts on “Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage”

  1. this looks delicious; looking forward to trying this recipe.
    Had the crock pot Mexican lasagna tonight. It was a hit!!

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