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Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage and Asparagus

This Chicken Sausage and Asparagus Orecchiette Pasta dish is a delicious pasta dish that is loaded with flavor, with a creamy pesto sauce, fresh veggies, and slices of chicken sausage. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 490kcal


  • 8 oz orecchiette pasta
  • 2 chicken sausage (links, not ground chicken)
  • 20 spears asparagus (washed, trimmed, and broken into 2 inch pieces)
  • 1 cup green peas (thawed)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan


  • Cook the orecchiette pasta in a large pot of water, according to directions on the packaging. Drain the pasta from the water when cooked.
  • Add the olive oil to a large sauté pan, and heat it over medium low heat. Add the minced garlic to the olive oil and cook for about a minute or two, until golden.
  • Slice the chicken sausage into 1/2 inch pieces and add the pieces to the olive oil, and cook until browned and warm throughout.
  • Add the asparagus and peas to the pan and sauté until cooked throughout, just a few minutes.
  • Add the cooked pasta, and pesto sauce to the sauté pan and stir it all together to coat everything with the pesto.
  • Mix in 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese and let it melt and coat the pasta mixture.
  • Remove the pasta from the heat and sprinkle on the remaining Parmesan cheese onto each plate.


*I used Aidells


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 852mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 990IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 2mg