Chicken sausage pasta with creamy tomato sauce. The best quick and easy dinner that comes together in 20 minutes!

This pasta is full of fresh flavor, packed with protein from the chicken sausage (feel free to use a chickpea pasta for even more protein), and peas! It’s so simple, satisfying, and perfect for a cozy dinner at home.

For this pasta, you can use any pasta shape and type that you like! I used a brown rice gluten free bowtie pasta here, but this would also be perfect with penne or rigatoni noodles! If you don’t need this to be gluten free, feel free to use your favorite regular pasta!

I used pesto flavored chicken sausage for mine, and it was amazing! This would also be so delicious with a spicy Italian or sweet Italian sausage. You’ll want to use sausage links that are pre-cooked from the package (not raw sausage links from the butcher counter).

The sauce is extremely simple and SO delicious and creamy. It’s a mix of marinara, milk of choice, and cream. A little parmesan gets mixed at the end for extra creaminess, too! The sauce can be made spicy using red pepper flakes, but if you don’t like spice then go ahead and skip it!

This chicken sausage pasta dish is so simple, flavorful, and makes for the best dinner any night of the week. I can’t wait to hear what you think if you give this one a try! Enjoy! xo

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Easy Chicken Sausage Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

  • Author: Mia Swinehart
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


Quick and easy chicken sausage pasta with a simple creamy tomato sauce!


  • 12 oz bowtie or penne pasta (gluten free, if needed)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 pre-cooked chicken sausages, sliced (such as Italian or pesto flavored)
  • 23 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 + 1/2 cups of frozen peas
  • 1 (25 oz) jar of you marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • Optional to make it spicy: 1/2-1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/31/2 cup parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • 3 basil leaves, finely chopped


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat with the olive oil. Once hot, add your chicken sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, about 7-9 minutes.
  2. At this point, start boiling the water for your pasta and cook the pasta according to directions on box.
  3. Add garlic to the pan with the chicken sausage. Sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in peas, marinara, milk, heavy cream, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes (optional). Bring to a simmer and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat, then stir in parmesan, basil, and pasta. Serve with extra parmesan and enjoy!

Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Recipes


Apr 8, 2022

Easy Chicken Sausage Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

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  1. Haley says:

    Easy and delicious! This is a great weeknight dinner.

  2. Caroline says:

    So quick, easy, and delicious! Will definitely make again

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