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Chicken Sausage Pasta

A recipe for chicken sausage pasta using penne pasta, chicken sausage, fresh cherry tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken sausage pasta, chicken sausage recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 757kcal


  • 16 oz penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves sliced into thin strips
  • 12 oz chicken sausage sliced into rounds
  • sea salt and grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook and drain penne pasta to al dente according to package directions, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water.
  • Meanwhile, in a large deep skillet, heat olive oil and garlic over medium heat just until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in cherry tomatoes. Cook and stir until tomatoes burst, smashing them with the back of the spoon as they cook.
  • Continue to simmer the sauce until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons of fresh sliced basil and the sliced chicken sausage, turning to coat the sausage well. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the sausage reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Add cooked penne pasta along with the reserved cooking water, stirring to combine well. Serve with remaining fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese.



Calories: 757kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 903mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1535IU | Vitamin C: 56.3mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 4mg