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Garlic Chicken Sausage on Whole Wheat Pasta with Wilted Arugula and Goat Cheese

Chicken Sausage on Whole Wheat Pasta with Wilted Arugula and Goat Cheese

LindySez
This recipe for Chicken Sausage on Whole Wheat Pasta with Wilted Arugula and Goat Cheese is really a delightful combination of earthiness, creaminess, and pepperiness.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 453 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package of cooked chicken sausage I used al Fresco's Garlic Chicken Sausage
  • 8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta or your could use fusilli
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus a bit for sautéing the sausage
  • 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sliced kalamata olives
  • 1 5 ounce bag baby arugula, divided
  • 8 ounces goat cheese broken into large chunks, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain, reserving ½ cup of the pasta water.
  • Heat a little bit of olive oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat; add the sausage and cook until browned. Set-aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat; add the cooked pasta along with the sun-dried tomatoes and olives; cook, tossing well until all is coated with oil. Add ¾ of the bag of arugula and ½ of the goat cheese. Toss until the arugula is wilted and the goat cheese is melted; add a bit of pasta water to make a creamy sauce.
  • Cut the sausage on the bias, spoon the pasta mixture into warmed bowls, top with remaining arugula, goat cheese, and the sliced sausage.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 453kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 23gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 644mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2g
Keyword arugula in pasta, precooked sausage, whole wheat pasta
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