You will love this easy Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage Pasta Recipe. It is perfect for weeknights when you are in a pinch for time but you still want to put a wholesome, homemade meal on the table. I developed this Chicken Sausage Pasta Recipe with Zippy of Champagne Living for a cooking competition sponsored by al fresco. I really dig al fresco’s gluten-free, all natural chicken sausages and they are fully cooked. They make this pasta recipe even more simple to make. We served this chicken sausage pasta recipe with a tasty Orange Sriracha Carrot Salad on the side and some garlic bread sticks.
The cooking competition was five teams with two people to a team. We all shared a common pantry and we each had a different surprise basket of ingredients so we had to come up with a recipe on the spot. We had 10 different fully cooked al fresco chicken sausages to choose from. Our basket of mystery ingredients turned out to include spinach, tomatoes, feta, carrots, and parsley. We chose the Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage to compliment our basket flavors. And… these recipes won the dinner round of the cooking competition! Woot! Oh, by the way, we cooked all of this over a campfire grill while we were glamping so you know it is super easy! If you want to see our breakfast recipes from the competition- click here.
Al Fresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage Pasta Recipe:
We whipped up this healthy Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage Pasta right over a camp grill fire by boiling the pasta in a dutch oven and cooking the pasta with sauce in a cast iron skillet. This recipe serves 4.
Chicken Sausage Pasta Ingredients
- 1 box of penne pasta
- 8 clove of garlic smashed or pressed
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 package of al fresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage
- 2 cups of washed spinach leaves
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup of feta cheese
- 1 tbsp of salt
How To Make Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage Pasta:
Bring a large pot of water with salt to a rolling boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Then drain.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil and add garlic. Saute at medium to medium high heat until fragrant and then add the al fresco Roasted Pepper and Asiago Chicken Sausage, sliced on the diagonal and saute trying to get a bit of color on the sausage. Stir in spinach and cooked pasta. Cover and let spinach wilt for about 3 minutes and then add tomato halves. Cook for another 2 minutes. Serve the Spinach, Tomato, and Chicken Sausage Pasta onto a plate or bowl and garnish with a sprinkle of feta.
You could serve the Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage Pasta all by itself but it is also delicious served with my Orange Sriracha Carrot Salad and some garlic bread sticks.
Printable Chicken Sausage Pasta Recipe
Orange Sriracha Carrot Salad Recipe:
Orange Sriracha Carrot Salad Ingredients
- 4 carrots (heirloom purple, yellow, and orange carrots make for an extra pretty salad but any will work)
- 2/3 cup parsley, finely chopped
- 1 cup of feta crumbles
- 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1 tsp of sriracha hot sauce
Orange Sriracha Carrot Salad Directions
Slice top and bottom of carrots and peel. Then slice carrots into thin circles. In a serving bowl, add carrot slices, parsley, feta, orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, and sriracha. Mix well and serve. The judges really enjoyed the creativity of this carrot salad and especially the orange sriracha sauce flavors.
It was so much fun to see all the different chicken sausage recipes that everyone created for the al fresco cooking competition!
I hope you enjoy this Spinach, Tomato, and Chicken Sausage Pasta Recipe and let me know if you try it with the Orange Sriracha Carrot Salad Recipe! Have you tried al fresco chicken sausages before? Which one is your favorite?
You may also enjoy this teriyaki spinach pasta salad recipe that would be great with al fresco sausage!