Healthy Pasta with Chicken Sausage

This dish is hearty and full of protein, making you feel like you've eaten all your calories in one dish but the low macros saves you room for a sweet treat later.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 444 kcal


  • 6 Oz Chick Pea Penne
  • 12 Oz Chicken Sausage
  • 1 Cup Grape Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Feta cheese
  • ½ Cup Red Onion Chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Tsp Chicken Bouillon Powder
  • 1 Tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Basil
  • ½ Cup Half and Half
  • 8 Oz Baby Spinach
  • 1 Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste


  • Cook chickpea pasta until al dente
  • Slice the uncooked chicken sausages into bit sized pieces
  • In fry pan on Med-High heat add olive oil, chicken sausage and diced onion, cook until golden brown then remove from pan and place to the side.
  • In same pan and temperature add tomatoes, garlic and oregano and cook for 3-4 minutes until tomatoes start to blister, reduce heat to medium and add feta cheese, heavy cream, basil & chicken bullion mix until incorporated.
  • Add sausage and onion mixture back in pan with full bag of baby spinach.
  • Cook until spinach is wilted, 1 minute then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add cooked chickpea pasta and mix gently, continue to cook on medium for 2-3 minutes so the pasta has time to absorb all the flavors.
  • Add more fresh basil and seasoning to taste



Serve with crumbed feta and fresh basil sprigs on top


Calories: 444kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 30gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 1314mgPotassium: 507mgFiber: 8gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 6202IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 235mgIron: 7mg
Keyword chicken, hearty, Low Calorie, low carb, pasta, weeknight
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