Penne with Spicy Chicken Sausage, Beans, and Greens


Sweet grape tomatoes, peppery arugula, and creamy goat cheese get tossed with spicy chicken sausage, pasta, and cannellini beans for a flavor packed treat.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces penne pasta

  • 4 links spicy chicken andouille sausage

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • cup pesto

  • ½ cup white wine

  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, undrained

  • 3 cups torn arugula leaves

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until evenly brown. Cool and slice.

  3. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the garlic 1 minute, until lightly browned. Mix in sausage, pesto, and white wine. Cook and stir until heated through. Mix in beans with liquid and arugula, and cook until arugula is wilted. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook until heated through. Toss with pasta, season with salt and pepper, and top with goat cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

697 Calories
31g Fat
66g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 697
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 837mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 19mg 94%
Calcium 308mg 24%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 419mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.