Delicious Weeknight Meal: Spinach & Chicken Sausage
A delicious pasta recipe that features Penne with Spinach & Chicken Sausage in a light red sauce. This post is sponsored by al fresco Chicken Sausage. All views expressed are that of our own.
Quick meals are where it is at these days. No one has time to to spend hours in the kitchen and that reigns true here as well. I might be a food blogger, but I believe in short cuts, and easy to prepare meals.
You will not find overly complicated recipes with millions of steps here. That is why I am super eager to share this Penne With Spinach & Chicken Sausage recipe with you all.
Made with al fresco Garlic Chicken Sausage, and simple pantry ingredients, this meal is quick, but has a gourmet flair.
Ditching time consuming recipes doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor. We are all about the flavor in this house, and specifically the garlic. Garlic is one of them foods that can easily amp up any dish.
Plus, it contains mega health benefits, is cheap, and is easy to cook with. I was super excited to receive some al fresco Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausage in Garlic because of my love for all things garlic.
al fresco Chicken Sausage comes in a variety of yummy flavors. They have Buffalo, Spinach & Feta, Roasted Pepper & Asiago, Smoked Andouille, Spicy Jalapeno, Sundried Tomato, Sweet & Smoky BBQ, Sweet Apple, and Sweet Italian Style.
al fresco also make fully-cooked meatballs, breakfast sausage, and more! Head over to their site to find their wide variety of products available nationally.
We all know that the spring means more grilling.
However, there are plenty of rainy days where you can’t get outside to cook. This pasta recipe is ideal for them days where you want something tasty without running the oven. Since al fresco Chicken
Sausage products are fully cooked they take minutes to prepare. I think this whole recipe took about 15 minutes?
Easy and quick!
Two pans later and a few simple steps and you have a gourmet-tasting Penne With Spinach & Chicken Sausage meal.
Even the kids managed to gobble up this sausage pasta dish! You know dinner is good when even the kids enjoy it!
Get the Printable Penne with Spinach & Chicken Sausage below!
Penne With Spinach & Chicken Sausage
- 1 package Al Fresco Chicken Sausage sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 whole cloves of garlic minced
- 2 Diced Roma Tomatoes
- 1 medium sweet onion diced
- 1 box of whole wheat penne boiled until al dente
- 1 jar of your favorite red pasta sauce
- 2 cups washed baby spinach
- Boil pasta until al dente In a large skillet, sautee garlic, onion, and tomato Add in chicken sausage and cook until slightly browned. Add in spinach and cook for about 1 minute Add in drained pasta, and then full jar of sauce Mix and serve warm. *You can also top with cheese and an option*
That was a very nice meal and quick to make. I don’t cook a lot of sausage but the Al Fresco looks like a great brand to look for on my next trip to the market.
That looks absolutely amazing! I am always looking for the pasta meals that are different than just spaghetti and meatballs. I cannot wait to try this.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks so good! I make a dish very similar to this all the time. I’ll have to give this one a try.
How have I never heard of Chicken Sausage? Our family loves chicken and sausage. Combining the two would be like the perfect meal. I would probably try this recipe minus the spinach, as I don’t know anyone who will eat it (kids or adults). It looks so tasty and we are huge pasta eaters in our house!
Claudia Krusch says
This recipe looks so delicious. I will have to look for Al Fresco Chicken Sausage. They come in so many amazing flavors.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
I have used one of their other varieties of sausage and it was really good. Hubby would love this because he loves spinach.
Mama to 6 Blessings says
My kids are fussy eaters but I bet they would enjoy this. Sounds healthy and tasty!
This looks so amazing. I need to get these ingredients so I can try this. I think this would be great for dinner. My family loves all kinds of pastas like this.
Ladonna Maxwell Dennis says
I love al fresco! They have some of the best flavors for chicken sausage. Your recipe is definitely one I want to make as I like spinach in my meals. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe with a great company.
I really like finding new pasta dishes to try. This one sounds tasty!
Ginny Stramaglia says
I made this tonight as a last minute dish. I didn’t have any fresh spinach on hand but substituted frozen peas.. it was delicious! My mother in law was from Italy and used peas in many of her recipes. I will definitely be making this again!
Darisse S says
This was easy and delicious! I added some roasted red peppers and it worked out well.
This was so easy and flavorful! I used Rao’s tomato basil sauce and Gbert’s caprese chicken sausage and it turned out amazing. This recipe is a keeper.
Thank you, so much for stopping by! I love Rao’s Sauce too!!
This was really good! I added 19 oz of Italian sausage and more fresh tomatoes and spinach than what the recipe called for because I had more on hand. I cooked the Italian sausage as links and then cut the links up. Next time, I think I’ll remove the sausage from the casings and do more of a ground Italian sausage in the recipe. I used a vodka tomato sauce for my jarred tomato sauce. I would definitely make this again!!