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Chicken Sausage Alfredo Pasta

Chicken Sausage Alfredo Pasta

The perfect bowl of comfort food to cure your cheese and pasta craving.  Delicious lean chicken sausage mixed with fresh spinach and mushrooms coated in a decadent yet healthy alfredo sauce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 16 Ounces Rigatoni Pasta, (Or any other pasta you wish to choose)
  • 12 Ounces Chicken Sausage, (Any variety/flavor you wish to choose)
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 16 Ounces Baby Bella Mushrooms, Chopped
  • 3 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach, Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, (Optional)

Alfredo Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Tablespoons Light Butter
  • 1 Cup Skim or Low Fat Milk
  • 1 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoons Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • 3/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package.
  • Cook chicken sausage according to package. Set aside to cool, then slice into small bites.
  • Make alfredo sauce according to directions below. When alfredo sauce is done, set aside.
  • Mince garlic and set aside.
  • Slice mushrooms and set aside.
  • Chop spinach and set aside.
  • Heat large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Add mushrooms and let cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add baby spinach and cook until spinach has wilted.
  • Add pasta and alfredo sauce mix well.
  • Turn off heat and garnish with grated parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes (if using).

Alfredo Sauce Directions:

  • Add milk and broth to a microwave safe measuring bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  • Heat a skillet on medium low heat and add butter. Let butter melt slightly then add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Slowly add flour and cook for 1 minutes, whisk continuously.
  • Slowly add milk and broth, whisking continuously to thicken up the sauce.
  • Season with pepper.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes until sauce has thickened.
  • Add parmesan cheese and cook for a few minutes minutes, until thickened.