Healthy Chicken Sausage Recipes

Find healthy, delicious chicken sausage recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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One-Pot Spinach, Chicken Sausage & Feta Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
A little bit of Sunday meal prep goes a long way in this one-dish pasta recipe. The pasta is cooked ahead of time and stored in the fridge to use for meals all week, but any leftover cooked pasta you have on hand will do. Chicken sausage with feta is especially good in this recipe.
Katie Webster
By Katie Webster

Sheet-Pan Sausage & Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 4
This easy meal is bound to become a regular in your dinner rotation. It's super simple, comes together quickly and requires just one pan.
By Ivy Odom

Easy Chicken Meatballs

Rating: 5 stars 5
These meatballs are flavor-packed--thanks to a little sausage added to the ground chicken mix--and all-purpose: serve them with spaghetti for a healthy dinner, on a toothpick with dipping sauce as an easy appetizer or stir them into a soup to make it more satisfying.
By Adam Hickman

3-Ingredient Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprout Hash with Chicken Sausage

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Apple-flavored chicken sausage adds flavor and protein in this quick dinner hash that uses a bag of shaved Brussels sprouts as its hearty, high-fiber base. Steaming the cubed sweet potatoes in the microwave cuts way down on total cook time.
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By Carolyn Hodges, M.S., RDN

Sheet-Pan Chicken & Shrimp

Rating: 5 stars 5
This Creole-inspired variation of a shrimp boil can be made in the oven on just one baking sheet. A medley of spices gives this healthy dish of chicken, sausage and veggies a rich, complex flavor. Bonus: This easy sheet-pan dinner requires just 20 minutes of active prep time.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Broccolini, Chicken Sausage & Orzo Skillet

Rating: 5 stars 9
We love this quick skillet meal for busy evenings. The sausage and orzo simmer together in chicken broth, resulting in a creamy, risotto-like dish in under 30 minutes.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Sheet-Pan Chicken Sausage with Potatoes & Bell Peppers

This sheet-pan sausage and veggies recipe makes the perfect weeknight dinner. We opt for andouille chicken sausage, but you could easily substitute any other cooked chicken or pork sausage you prefer. If you have leftovers, try adding the sausage, peppers and onions to a roll with grainy mustard for a flavorful sandwich.
Sophie Johnson
By Sophie Johnson

Chicken Sausage and Peppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Colorful peppers and tomatoes and sweet onion make this sausage dinner pop with fresh flavor. Roasting instead of sautéing makes this even easier for a busy weeknight.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Savory Oatmeal with Tomato & Sausage

Rating: 5 stars 2
Oats get a new life in this savory dish, serving as the backbone for a satisfying combo of sausage, greens, tomatoes and herbs.
By Jackie Newgent, RDN

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Chicken Sausage & Kale

Rating: 5 stars 4
What's the secret to making store-bought butternut squash ravioli even more delicious? Add apple-chicken sausage, tender greens and lots of caramelized onions. We add a bit of sugar to help the onions caramelize faster, but feel free to omit it (just cook the onions a bit longer if you do). Buy prewashed chopped kale to cut down on prep time. It all adds up to an easy dinner that's ready in just 20 minutes.
By Carolyn A Hodges, RD

Chicken-Sausage & Kale Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
A splash of vinegar is a long-standing chef's trick for soups. Added just before you serve the soup, vinegar brightens the taste considerably. Use your favorite style of chicken sausage to add variety to this dish.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Chicken Sausage & Spinach Skillet Pasta with Lemon & Parmesan

Rating: 1.5 stars 2
This one-pan pasta combines tasty chicken sausage and sautéed spinach for a one-bowl meal that's garlicky, lemony and best served with a little Parm on top. It's a quick and easy weeknight dinner everyone is sure to love.
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By Devon O'Brien
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Inspiration and Ideas

Instant-Pot Sausage & Peppers
Rating: Unrated 2
Yellow and green peppers, tomatoes and sweet onion come together in the Instant Pot and make this classic sandwich pop with flavor. Cooking sausage and peppers in your Instant Pot makes this even easier for a busy weeknight. While green peppers are classic, any color bell peppers will work well.
Instant Pot Lasagna Soup
Rating: Unrated 1
This satisfying and hearty soup has all the flavors of lasagna, but without the fuss of layering ingredients in a baking dish and waiting for the lasagna to bake. Here, we take advantage of the multicooker to prepare a soup that is ready in 10 minutes. Just top the soup with ricotta and Parmesan and enjoy!
Sausage, Pepper & Potato Packets
Rating: 5 stars 2

Make a complete meal in one foil packet with this easy recipe full of seasoned sausage, peppers and potatoes. This easy dinner is great for grilling at home or prepping ahead and taking along on a camping trip to cook over the coals.