Healthy Chicken Sausage Pasta Recipe


– 1 (8 oz.) box, chickpea pasta - penne or rigatoni work well – 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1 medium yellow onion, diced – 6 c. fresh kale, rinsed and torn with stems removed – 1 (12 oz.) pkg, chicken sausage, links sliced – 1 c. jarred roasted red peppers, chopped – 1 (15.5 oz.) can, Cannellini beans (white kidney beans) – 1 (15 oz) can, tomato sauce – 1 tsp. Italian seasoning – 1/2 tsp. garlic salt – 1/2 tsp. ground pepper


Step 1

Begin boiling water to cook your chickpea pasta. Cook the pasta according to package directions.

Step 2

While pasta is cooking, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and saute the onion and kale. Stirring often, cook for 5-7 minutes.

Step 3

The onions will become translucent and the kale will wilt down. Stir in the sliced sausage and cook for 2-3 more minutes.

Step 4

Add the tomato sauce, beans, roasted red peppers, and spices. Keeping the heat at medium-high, stir the ingredients together and bring to a low simmer for about 5-7 minutes.

Step 5

Once the pasta has cooked, it can be immediately added to the sausage mixture. Stir it in well to coat.

Step 6

Top with any optional mozzarella or Parmesan cheese and serve right away.