3 quick dinner ideas to get tasty meals made in under 20 minutes. This sausage penne pasta utilizes pre-cooked chicken sausages, pasta, along with fresh and canned veggies to get a balanced meal served in no time at all.
Thank you to al fresco All Natural for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
Featured below are 3 recipes made in under 20 minutes
These recipes are each a complete meal, ready for your family very quickly. They also make delicious leftovers!
Today's recipes use three different flavors of al fresco All Natural Chicken Sausage.
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This chicken sausage is easy to use. It's fully cooked, has 70% less fat than regular pork sausage along with 30% less sodium. It's packed with flavor and can be used in many ways.
Recipe #1: Sheet Pan Chicken Sausage
Sheet pan meals are fantastic for a busy night because everything simply goes onto the sheet pan and into the oven where the whole meal cooks at once.
This chicken sausage sheet pan recipe comes together super quickly in a few simple steps:
- rinse the veggies
- slice the carrots in half for quicker cooking
- season with salt and pepper
Find the recipe for Chicken Sausage sheet pan dinners here.
Recipe #2: Chicken Sausage Ravioli with a lemon butter sauce
It's a one-pan dinner idea that comes together in just 15 minutes!
With peapods and mushrooms cooked with the chicken sausage, the veggies are right in the dish. The touch of lemon flavor is so fresh, but you can skip it if lemon is not your thing.
Grab the recipe for Chicken Sausage Pasta Here.
Recipe #3: Chicken Sausage Penne Pasta
Who can resist pasta?! This dish has the penne pasta cook right in these sauce, making this recipe a one-pan dinner idea. Who doesn't love fewer dishes to wash?
You can skip the spinach if it's something your kids wouldn't eat, but it adds such a pretty pop of color and a great boost of nutrition!
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- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 package al fresco All Natural chicken sausage sliced horizontally
- 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 cups dry penne pasta
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute onion until translucent.
- Add sliced chicken sausage, cooking for 1-2 minutes to brown the sausage.
- Add diced tomatoes and chicken broth. Adjust heat to bring to a boil.
- Add penne pasta. Turn heat down and simmer for 7 minutes.
- Stir in cream cheese.
- Add spinach, salt, and pepper. Stir well and serve!
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