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

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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

  • 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

697 calories; 30.7 g total fat; 89 mg cholesterol; 837 mg sodium. 66.4 g carbohydrates; 32.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
I have never taken the time to rate any recipe I have used on this site but I felt compelled to leave this rating after tasting this dish.......absolutely DELICIOUS and wouldn't change anything. Used spicy chicken andouille sausage from Trader Joes and for the pesto used an awesome recipe I found on the foodnetwork website for basil pesto which had pinenuts in it. Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2011
This was fine but not fabulous. I liked all of the individual flavors but found the blend somewhat strange... not bad but strange. Perhaps that had something to do with my choice of sausage? I got chicken apple since it was the only chicken sausage without nitrates at my grocery store. Read More
(3)
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
I have never taken the time to rate any recipe I have used on this site but I felt compelled to leave this rating after tasting this dish.......absolutely DELICIOUS and wouldn't change anything. Used spicy chicken andouille sausage from Trader Joes and for the pesto used an awesome recipe I found on the foodnetwork website for basil pesto which had pinenuts in it. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
I have never taken the time to rate any recipe I have used on this site but I felt compelled to leave this rating after tasting this dish.......absolutely DELICIOUS and wouldn't change anything. Used spicy chicken andouille sausage from Trader Joes and for the pesto used an awesome recipe I found on the foodnetwork website for basil pesto which had pinenuts in it. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2008
I made this dish the other night and it was absolutely delicious. The only 2 things I changed was I used chicken broth in place of the wine (not a huge wine person) and I used Feta cheese in place of the goat cheese. VERY GOOD! Read More
(13)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2008
This was a great recipe. I made a few changes. I used Whole Wheat penne and didn't have any beans or cherry tomatoes to add and I substituted spinach for the arugula. I also added pine nuts which were a great addition. I also used the Costco mozzarella spinach and tomato sausage that I saw someone else used and it work great. I plan on making this again but I will use the cherry tomatoes for sure. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
This was great! We got arugula and cherry tomatoes in our CSA box this week - this recipe was perfect! I substituted spicy Italian turkey sausage and great northern beans b/c that's what I had and we loved it! Thanks so much. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2009
Absolutely wonderful! Based on our preferences I changed the following: Used spinach instead of arugula; substituted a brown rice/wild rice mixture for the pasta (my husband will not eat processed foods!). And we used all organic ingredients. Turned out fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2011
This is a great and easy recipe added red pepper flakes and onion. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2010
I thought this was very good. I used spinach and feta since that is what we had in the house. I will make again. I did not use the wine b/c I was afraid the kids would not eat it but next time I will. Also I used Great Nothern White beans because thats what I had. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2011
This was super good! I replaced the white wine with chicken stock and it was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2011
Yummy and easy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2011
This was fine but not fabulous. I liked all of the individual flavors but found the blend somewhat strange... not bad but strange. Perhaps that had something to do with my choice of sausage? I got chicken apple since it was the only chicken sausage without nitrates at my grocery store. Read More
(3)