Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta

Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta – a delicious, creamy, comfort meal if there ever was one. If you’re a pasta lover like me – then you need to try this recipe out. It is packed full of veggies, light on the sauce and full of flavor. This is extremely easy to make and guaranteed to be on your table in 20 minutes or less!

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This Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta dish has become one of my favorite go-to comfort meals lately.  I am pretty sure my husband lived off of the leftovers for this for several days while I was away from home. You always know it’s a keeper when your significant other can’t get enough of it and even asks for a repeat.

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When chicken sausage first came out, I was a bit skeptical of replacing what I grew up with – and that’s traditional pork sausage. I’ve tried turkey bacon and, although good, it never replaced real bacon for me. But I am always willing to give something a chance and be open minded. Sometimes, like with this, it’s worth the healthy swap! Chicken sausage truly tastes just like traditional pork sausage. So if you have yet to try it, I highly recommend doing so!

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Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta

Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta - a delicious, creamy, comfort meal if there ever was one. If you're a pasta lover like me - then you need to try this recipe out. It is packed full of veggies, light on the sauce and full of flavor. This is extremely easy to make and guaranteed to be on your table in 20 minutes or less!
Course Pasta
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 402 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. pasta of choice - I used Farfalle (bowtie) pasta
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 oz chicken sausage links chopped (I used Al Fresco Sweet Italian Style - 12pkg)
  • 1 bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped, approximately 1/2 cup
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk or choice
  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 1 jalapeno diced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place a medium pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the pasta, stir and cook according to the package for al dente pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Once heated, add the sausage, diced onion, diced bell pepper and minced garlic. Cook until the sausage has browned and the onions have started to caramelize, approximately 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper, and remaining seasonings. Stir and allow to cook 1-2 minutes.
  4. Once the pasta has cooked, drain and add it to the skillet with the sausage and tomatoes.
  5. If adding the diced jalapeño, add it now.
  6. In a small bowl, combine greek yogurt, parmesan cheese and milk. Stir well. Slowly fold into the skillet with the pasta, carefully tossing to coat.
  7. Add in the arugula and cook 1-2 minutes, or until the arugula has wilted.
  8. Remove from heat and mix in mozzarella cheese.
  9. Serve topped with additional mozzarella cheese, if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you're not a fan of chicken sausage, or sausage in general, feel free to substitute with your favorite meat!

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4.1g 21%
Cholesterol 38.3mg 13%
Sodium 614.4mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 56.1g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
Sugars 10.6g
Protein 24.4g 49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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    Jazz

    This was easy to make and so yummy. Definitely looking for more great recipes from this website 🙂

      Samantha Buckner

      Thank you for your feedback, Jazz! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I hope you like anything else of mine that you may try! 🙂