Summer Garden Pasta with Chicken Sausage Recipe
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Summer Garden Pasta with Chicken Sausage Recipe

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For a backyard bash, I do the busy work before the guests arrive so all I have to do is pour beverages, cook pasta and grill up this sausage. —Karie Houghton, Milton, WA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3-1/4 cups uncooked mini penne pasta
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked roasted garlic chicken sausage links or flavor of your choice
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 1 round (8 ounces) Brie cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 445 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 739mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, grill sausages, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 7-9 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°, turning occasionally. Remove sausage from grill; cut into slices.
  2. Drain pasta; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in sausage, tomatoes, cheeses, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Summer Garden Pasta with Chicken Sausage in Simple & Delicious August/September 2015

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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annrms User ID: 2649709 229650
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"This was one of the recipes I had for my "porch lunch" for Simple & Delicious. Since another dish contained pasta, I omitted the pasta this one time and doubled the sausage. Fantastic taste! It was enjoyed by all."

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