Convenient fully cooked chicken sausage is a great flavor starter for this easy pasta recipe with just three ingredients you can keep stocked in your freezer or pantry for fast dinners. Just add some sautéed onions and pasta and you have a super-simple meal that the entire family will love.

Source:, April 2018


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onions; cook, stirring often, until the sausage is browned and onions are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, add pasta to the boiling water and cook according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta.

  • Add the pasta to the pan with the sausage and onions. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water. Add more of the reserved pasta water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed, until you reach desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/2 cups
415 calories; protein 23g; carbohydrates 47g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 4g; fat 15g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 65mg; vitamin a iu 202IU; vitamin c 4mg; folate 130mcg; calcium 13mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 6mg; potassium 82mg; sodium 773mg; thiamin 1mg.

3 starch, 2 lean protein, 1 1/2 fat, 1 vegetable