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Are you ready to add a new star to your dinner lineup? Let’s talk about my Chicken Sausage and Pasta recipe, a dish that’s a whole yummy experience wrapped up in a creamy, savory package.

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This chicken sausage and pasta recipe takes you to a place where comfort meets convenience. Every bite brings the joy of simple cooking.

By simple cooking, I mean really simple. Like, toss everything into a pan and cook it on the stove simple. I love a good one pot meal!

Imagine this: juicy chicken sausage, tender broccoli, and perfectly cooked pasta, all enveloped in a creamy sauce that’s to die for.

The best part might be that it’s all made in one pot, meaning you can say goodbye to those nights spent washing a pile of dishes. YUSS!!

It will all be ready in under 25 minutes, too. This dish is a knockout for more than one reason: it’s all about flavor, speed, and easy cleanup.

It’s super kid-friendly, too. Lily loves nothing more than a pot full of noodles. I’m pretty sure that’s a universal kid thing. Ha!

This chicken sausage and pasta recipe is the superhero of busy weeknight dinners. It is ready to save your evening with its flavor and simplicity.

Some of our other favorite pasta recipes we have on our site include: Easy One Pot Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe, Best Easy Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta, and Creamy One Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta Recipe.

chicken sausage and pasta recipe in a large black pot

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Effortless Cleanup: One pot means less mess and more time for you.
  2. Speedy Solution: Ready in under 25 minutes, making it the perfect minute meal for any night.
  3. Bursting with Flavor: Every forkful is a melody of tastes, thanks to the perfect blend of ingredients.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Chicken broth
  • Rotini pasta
  • Chicken sausages (preferably al fresco for that gourmet touch)
  • Broccoli florets
  • Sliced roasted red peppers
  • Asiago cheese, for that creamy texture and depth of flavor
  • Cream cheese, the secret to that irresistible creamy sauce
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Optional: Fresh parsley, for a pop of color and freshness on top
ingredients needed to make chicken sausage and pasta recipe

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN SAUSAGE AND PASTA RECIPE:

  1. In a large stockpot or heavy-bottom skillet with deep sides, saute the garlic with the olive oil over medium-low heat until fragrant, 1 minute.
  2. Add the chicken stock and pasta and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 8 minutes.
  3. Thinly slice the sausage, add it to the pot with the broccoli, red peppers, asiago cheese, cream cheese, and pepper. Stir to combine and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, or until sauce is thickened.
  4. Serve with a garnish of more asiago cheese and fresh parsley, optional.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

Absolutely! Feel free to use Italian sausage, turkey sausage, or even pork sausage. It’s all about what tickles your taste buds.

You can’t go wrong with a good andouille sausage.

There are a lot of great mild Italian chicken sausages out there that are a great match with this meal.

Try out different options to find your own best results!

Think green! Spinach, arugula salad, or cherry tomatoes make great additions, bringing fresh flavors and vibrant colors to your plate. 

chicken sausage and pasta recipe in the skillet with a spoon scooping some out

While I think this dish is perfect on its own (yeah, I’m biased, haha!), I do have some ideas for things you could add.

  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese for a cheesy twist.
  • Add a splash of heavy cream for extra creaminess.
  • Toss in some cherry tomatoes for a burst of sweetness.
  • Mix in Italian seasoning for an herbaceous lift.
  • Throw in red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
  • Consider creamy cajun chicken pasta for a next-level flavor adventure.
  • Integrate a cup of pasta water to perfect the sauce’s consistency.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs for a gourmet finish.
  • Explore different pasta shapes to keep things interesting.
  • Serve alongside an arugula salad for a complete meal.

Here you go! Let me know in the comments how it goes.

  • Substitute chicken broth with vegetable stock for a different twist.
  • Swap out heavy cream with a lighter cream cheese for fewer calories but still much flavor.
  • Use whole wheat pasta or chickpea pasta for a healthier base.
  • Replace asiago with parmesan cheese to suit your cheese preference.
  • Consider using gluten-free pasta for those with dietary restrictions.
  • Opt for skinless chicken breasts cut into bites for a less processed meat option.
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HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Keep it fresh in an airtight container, ready to delight the next day. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

For reheating, add a splash of water or more stock to loosen it up.

Freezer: Freeze portions for a future meal, ensuring your hard work pays off on more than one occasion. Freeze for up to 3 months.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Perfect Pasta: Cook the pasta al dente to ensure it holds up in the sauce.
  • Sauce It Up: Don’t shy away from adding a little extra cream cheese if you’re in the mood for a creamier sauce.
  • Prep Ahead: Chop your veggies in advance to make this easy dinner even easier.
  • Cheese Please: Don’t forget to garnish with extra cheese right before serving for that restaurant-quality finish.
  • Fresh is Best: A sprinkle of fresh parsley not only adds color but also a fresh taste to every bite.
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This Chicken Sausage and Pasta recipe is your ticket to an easy, delicious dinner that’s sure to become a regular in your meal rotation.

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5 from 3 votes

Chicken Sausage and Pasta Recipe with Broccoli

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 23 minutes
Total: 28 minutes
Are you ready to add a new star to your dinner lineup? Let’s talk about my Chicken Sausage and Pasta recipe, a dish that’s a whole yummy experience wrapped up in a creamy, savory package.
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot or heavy-bottom skillet with deep sides, saute the garlic with the olive oil over medium-low heat until fragrant, 1 minute.
    4 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Add the chicken stock and pasta and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 8 minutes.
    5 cups chicken stock, 1 pound rotini pasta
  • Thinly slice the sausage, add it to the pot with the broccoli, red peppers, asiago cheese, cream cheese, and pepper. Stir to combine and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, or until sauce is thickened.
    11 ounces chicken sausages, 2 cups broccoli florets, 12 ounces jarred sliced roasted red peppers, 4 ounces asiago cheese, 8 ounces cream cheese, 10 cracks fresh black pepper
  • Serve with a garnish of more asiago cheese and fresh parsley, optional.
    2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Notes

  • Perfect Pasta: Cook the pasta al dente to ensure it holds up in the sauce.
  • Sauce It Up: Don’t shy away from adding a little extra cream cheese if you’re in the mood for a creamier sauce.
  • Prep Ahead: Chop your veggies in advance to make this easy dinner even easier.
  • Cheese Please: Don’t forget to garnish with extra cheese right before serving for that restaurant-quality finish.
  • Fresh is Best: A sprinkle of fresh parsley not only adds color but also a fresh taste to every bite.

Nutrition

Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 2031mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 333mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. What is the serving size for the 604 calories listed?

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