Chicken Sausage Pasta Recipe

Published on April 8th 2023 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on April 29th 2024
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Close up view of Chicken Sausage Pasta

Chicken sausage makes the best pasta. This version of chicken sausage pasta features Italian chicken sausage, al dente Fettuccine noodles, sun-dried tomatoes, and a creamy, lemony white wine sauce. The pasta is finished with fresh baby mozzarella pearls, so you only need vegan garlic bread or butter bread to complete the meal. Overall, Chicken Sausage Pasta is a comforting and truly delicious meal.

Are chicken sausages healthy?

Yes, chicken sausages are healthier than traditional pork sausages. This is because chicken sausages are rich in protein, contain fewer calories, and have less saturated fat than pork sausages.


How long should chicken sausage cook?

It takes about 8–10 minutes to cook chicken sausages in a skillet over medium-high heat.


How do I know when chicken sausage is done?

Chicken sausage has a temperature of 165 °F when it's done. As a result, the color of the chicken sausage will change from a translucent pink color to a white, slightly opaque color. The chicken sausage will also have a brown color and crisp exterior if it is sautéed in a skillet.

How long does chicken sausage last in the fridge?

Raw chicken sausages will last in the fridge for 1–2 days. Cooked chicken sausages will stay in the refrigerator for 3–4 days.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
4 persons


  • 8 ounces Fettuccine Pasta

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • 1 pound Italian Chicken Sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced

  • 2 Shallots, minced

  • 1/2 cup White Wine

  • 1 cup Broccoli Florets

  • Juice of 1 Lemon

  • 1 cup Chicken Broth

  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper


  • 1 cup Baby Kale

  • 1/2 cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes, drained, chopped

  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Pearls


Cook the Fettuccine pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to the manufacturer's instructions. Drain the Fettuccine pasta in a colander and set it aside.

Prepare Fettuccine pasta

Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a deep skillet. Set it over medium-high heat.

Prepare skillet

Add the chicken sausage and cook for 8-10 minutes, occasionally stirring, until it is browned. Remove the chicken sausage from the skillet and place it onto a plate.

Cooking the chicken sausage

Add the remaining olive oil, garlic, and shallots and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.

Sauté garlic and shallots

Add the white wine and run the bottom of a wooden spoon against the bottom of the pan to release the bits. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until most of the wine evaporates.

Adding the wine

Add the broccoli, lemon juice, and chicken broth and cook for 5 minutes until the broccoli is tender.

Adding broccoli, juice and broth

Add the heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper, and stir until combined.

Adding heavy cream and cheese

Add the baby kale and cook for 2-3 minutes until it wilts.

Adding kale

Add the chicken sausage, Fettuccine pasta, and sun-dried tomatoes and toss to coat them in the sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes until everything is heated through.

Adding sausage, pasta and sun dried tomatoes

Place the chicken sausage pasta into a serving dish and garnish with the mozzarella pearls.

Serving the Chicken Sausage Pasta
Sarah Leadon

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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon