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Apple Chicken Sausage Pasta

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This easy pasta recipe is a great quick meal for families. Packed with sweet, crispy apples and chicken apple sausages slices, this meal is will be a family favorite!

plate with pasta, chicken sausage, and apples
This easy pasta dinner is a great meal for summer – its fast and easy to make, and delicious, too! I loved the combination of the sweet apple, sausage and spinach! Plus it makes a TON so you have lots of leftovers!

How to make this easy pasta recipe:

This pasta is a great quick weeknight meal. For the full set of directions, make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below.

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain, and save 1/2 cup of the pasta water when you drain.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a very large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the olive oil and cook the shallots and sausage until the sausage is golden brown, about 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the chopped apple, minced garlic, and red chili pepper flakes to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes, or until the apples are tender.
  6. Add the chicken broth, beans, and spinach, and cook about 1 minute, stirring, until the spinach is wilted.
  7. Add the pasta to the sausage/apple mixture.
  8. Mix in the parmesan cheese, adding some of the reserved pasta water until you reach the desired consistency.

How to store leftovers

Leftover pasta can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheat leftovers in the microwave for a 1 minute, stir the pasta, and then reheat for another 30 seconds.

chicken sausage and apple pasta on plate

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Yield: 6-8 servings

Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage Pasta Recipe

plate with pasta, chicken sausage, and apples

This easy pasta recipe is a great quick meal for families. Packed with sweet, crispy apples and chicken apple sausages slices, this meal is will be a family favorite!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb oz rotini pasta
  • 4 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 12 ounces sweet apple chicken sausage, sliced
  • 1 honey crisp apple, chopped (you can peel if you want, I didn’t)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch red chili pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 15 oz great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 oz spinach
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Reserve 1/2 up pasta water when you drain.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a very large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the olive oil and cook the shallots, and sausage until the sausage is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the apple, garlic, and red chili pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook 5 minutes, or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken broth, beans, and spinach, and cook about 1 minute, stirring, until spinach is wilted.
  7. Add the pasta to the sausage/apple mixture.
  8. Add the parmesan cheese and mix to combine, adding the reserved pasta water until you reach your desired consistency.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 697mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 20g

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 (Inspired by Iowa Girl Eats)

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Tuesday 17th of June 2014

Ugh. I moved every 2-3 years my whole life until 25 years ago. Your story made me cringe, because I have so many bad memories of the actual moving day!!! But this pasta made up for it! I love that the apples get sauteed along with the sausage. The flavor must be outstanding!

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