This Chicken Sausage Pasta is the ideal weeknight meal. It is full of simple ingredients and its quick cooking time is hard to beat. Packed with protein and fiber, this pasta is not only healthy but tasty too. This meal is economical and feeds a crowd!
½cupsun-dried tomatoes in olive oiljust the tomatoes; chopped
⅓cupgrated parmesan cheese
salt and pepperto taste
Optional Garnishes: parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper flakes, extra-virgin olive oil, and fresh basil
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Turn off the heat and add the frozen broccoli florets to the boiling water. Cover and steam for about 2 minutes, until the broccoli is heated through. Drain.
While the pasta is cooking, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the shallot for 3-5 minutes, or until golden. Add the garlic and cook for one more minute.
Transfer the chicken sausage slices to the pan. Stir them in with the shallots and garlic. Cook until heated through. Turn off the heat.
Pour the cooked pasta and broccoli into the skillet. Add the remaining olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve. Garnish with crushed red pepper flakes, extra-virgin olive oil, and more grated parmesan cheese.
MAKE-AHEAD - With a shelf-life of 4 days, this is a fantastic make-ahead meal. Portion into individual containers for easy lunches or dinners.
STORE - Transfer cooled pasta to a large airtight container or individual containers (for meal preparation). Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
REHEAT - The easiest and most effective way to reheat this pasta is by using the microwave.