Dinner Shortcuts: Pesto pasta with peas and chicken sausage

Brandy O'Neill

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This quick pasta dish is packed full of pesto flavor, sweet baby peas and lots of crispy chicken sausage. There is nothing but flavor in this pasta.

Pesto pasta with peas and chicken sausage

Dinner doesn't have to take all night to prepare. For those days where there just seems to be no time this is the dish for you. Packed full of fresh pasta, sweet baby peas, pesto and chicken sausage. It's filling, flavorful and just as delicious the next day for leftovers.

Pesto pasta with peas and chicken sausage

Yields 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag egg noodles
  • 5 fully cooked chicken sausages
  • 1/2 cup frozen baby peas
  • 8 ounce container store-bought pesto
  • Parmesan cheese, for topping

Directions:

  1. Fill a large pot with water and add to high heat. Bring to a boil and add noodles. Cook according to bag directions.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute chicken sausage and add in peas and pesto.
  3. Toss in cooked pasta and serve warm. Top with Parmesan cheese if desired.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.