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Italian Chicken Sausage Pasta

Pasta, chicken sausage and peas all coated in a creamy, spicy sauce is what this Italian Chicken Sausage Pasta is all about! The best part is that it's ready in under 25 minutes, and it's still delicious the next day. 
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken sausage pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 636kcal
Author: Erin


  • 12 oz. pasta
  • 2 links chicken sausage Italian or spicy
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 24 oz. marinara sauce favorite kind
  • 1/2 cup milk any kind
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup parmesan optional


  • Cook pasta in a saucepan as you normally would.
  • In a separate large skillet or dutch oven, cook the chicken sausage with the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Next, add the butter and garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Then, reduce heat to medium-low and add the marinara sauce, milk, cream, peas, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper; stir to combine.
  • Bring mixture to a low simmer and simmer for 2-3 minute or until peas are cooked. Remove from heat, then add parmesan cheese.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and stir to combine. Top with more parmesan cheese and enjoy!



*Calories are per serving and are an estimation
*Want this to be spicy? Use andouille chicken sausage, arrabbiata sauce and add an extra teaspoon of red pepper flakes 


Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1338mg | Potassium: 845mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1838IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 4mg