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Chicken and Sausage Penne

Gather the family for a comfy-cozy dinner filled with two types of meat and a garlic-cream sauce. It's versatile, too. Sub in whatever cream soup and cheese you have on hand. —Sandra Perrin, New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3/4 pound smoked Polish sausage or fully cooked bratwurst links, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 jars (16 ounces each) Parmesan Alfredo sauce
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook the chicken, sausage, onion and red and green peppers in oil over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in the Alfredo sauce, soup, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Stir in cheese. Drain pasta; add to chicken mixture and toss to coat.
  • Serve desired amount immediately. Cool remaining mixture; transfer to freezer containers. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To use frozen pasta: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a large skillet; cook and stir over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.
To microwave frozen pasta: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until heated through, stirring once.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 747 calories, 41g fat (19g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 1375mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 37g protein.

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