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🍝 Italian Chicken Sausage Pasta

Calling all pasta lovers! Our Italian Chicken Sausage Pasta is the embodiment of comfort, ease, and yum! Make it tonight!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Americanized Italian, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 473kcal


  • Large stock pot


  • 1-2 Tablespoon butter
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 11 ounce Sweet Italian Style Chicken Sausage Links sliced
  • 3 ½ cups chicken broth or stock
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon basil
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups rotini or penne pasta uncooked
  • 1 ½ - 2 ounce low fat cream cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ Teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


  • Melt butter in large stock pot. Add onion, garlic and sausage. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1-2 mins or until sausage is slightly browned. Remove pot contents and set aside.
  • Add broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings to stock pot and stir together. Bring liquid to a boil, add pasta and cook according to pasta box instructions.
  • When pasta is fully cooked, stir in cream cheese and sausage/onion/garlic mix. Cook another 1-2 mins until cheese is melted. Top with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes (optional).



  • Lightly brown sausage. Since the chicken sausage is fully cooked, you'll simply want to sear it for a few minutes with the garlic and onion until only lightly browned.
  • We love whole wheat rotini, but other short pastas like fusilli or rigatoni would be great as well. 
  • Cook noodles in the pasta sauce unless you plan to freeze the sauce or serve leftovers. In that case you may want to cook pasta separately.
  • To thicken your sauce, add cornstarch mixed with water and slowly pour it into sauce (start with 4T of water and 2T of cornstarch).
  • To lighten the meal, limit cheese or use low-fat cream cheese.
  • Red pepper flakes are optional, but will give your pasta a fun kick!


Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1535mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg