Spicy Chicken Sausage Pasta and Greens


Fully cooked chicken sausages aren't just convenient, they're a better-for-you choice.

Spicy Chicken Sausage Pasta and Greens
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
30 mins
8 cups


  • 8 ounce medium shell pasta (3 cups)

  • 1 bunch Broccolini, cut into 1-inch pieces (3 cups)

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 12 ounce package fully cooked spicy chicken sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 - 2 cup arugula

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh dill

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Olive oil (optional)

  • Crushed red pepper (optional)


  1. In a Dutch oven cook pasta according to package directions, adding the Broccolini for the last 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain again. Set aside.

  2. In a 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken sausage, onion, and garlic. Cook, turning occasionally, until sausage is browned, about 3 minutes. Add pasta mixture, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Heat through. Add arugula and dill. Remove from heat; toss to wilt greens.

  3. Divide among shallow bowls. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with crushed red pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

432 Calories
13g Fat
52g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 432
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 847mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 64.4mg 322%
Calcium 122.3mg 9%
Iron 3.5mg 19%
Potassium 459.5mg 10%
Folate, total 188.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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