A kid-friendly but still sophisticated pasta dish with chicken sausage. Can easily be modified to your liking. We used a mixture of pastas (penne, farfalle, rotini) because 2-year-old Brian mixed the boxes together!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.

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  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken sausage and onion. Cook until chicken is browned and no longer pink in the center, 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce heat to low and mix in pesto. Add tomatoes with juice and chicken broth. Simmer sauce until slightly reduced, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Pour cream into the sauce. Simmer until reduced to your desired thickness, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour sauce into the pot of cooked penne. Mix thoroughly. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese to your liking.

Nutrition Facts

477 calories; protein 22.7g 45% DV; carbohydrates 55.3g 18% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 89.8mg 30% DV; sodium 774.1mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2019
I will definitely make it again. My husband has developed a red meat allergy and he loved it! Thanks Brian! Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2018
Very easy and tasty. Nice change from standard red sauce and would work with any kind of sausage. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2019
I will definitely make it again. My husband has developed a red meat allergy and he loved it! Thanks Brian! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2018
This recipe was fantastic. I use pork sausage instead of chicken sausage because that s what I had on hand. And I had everything else on hand. I look forward to making this in the future. Read More
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