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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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Once cooked, 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.

Notes

*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 

Nutrition

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