Pesto Pasta with chicken sausage

30 Oct

Again a recipe from real simple and with chicken sausage no less. Decided it could be interesting with green beans AND peas? AND pesto? We were pleasantly surprised. This was good. A weird combo but good!

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pesto pasta with chicken sausage
adapted from real simple

Ingredients
1 box pasta
1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces fully cooked Italian-style chicken sausage links, thinly sliced
1/3 cup pesto
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)

Directions
Cook the pasta according to the package directions, adding the green beans and peas during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and vegetables and return them to the pot.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.
Add the sausage, pesto, Parmesan, and ½ cup of the reserved cooking water to the pasta and vegetables and toss to combine (add more cooking water if the pasta seems dry).

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One Response to “Pesto Pasta with chicken sausage”

  1. Liz October 31, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Nice recipe. Thank you. Happy Halloween!

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