Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage and Beans Recipe

Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage and Beans Recipe

How To Make Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage and Beans

A bowl of garlicky Italian chicken sausage pasta with white cannellini beans, crushed red pepper, and grated cheese – no words to describe but yum!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 10ozpasta,wheat or gluten-free pasta
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 1medium onion,chopped
  • 4garlic cloves,chopped
  • 12ozuncooked Italian chicken sausage,removed from casing, Al Fresco
  • ½cupfat-free chicken broth,or low sodium
  • 1cupcannellini beans,drained and rinsed, such as Eden
  • 8cupsescarole rinsed and torn into bite sized pieces),(1 medium head), rinsed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • ¼cupgrated parmesan,or romano cheese
  • ¼tspcrushed red pepper,or to taste, optional
  • salt and fresh pepper,to taste


  1. Rinse escarole and tear into bite sized pieces.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente in a large pot of salted water. Reserve ½ cup of water before draining.

  3. While pasta water boils, heat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat.

  4. Add olive oil; when hot add onions, garlic, salt, and pepper for about 4 to 5 minutes until soft.

  5. Add sausage, breaking up with a wooden spoon then cook for about 6 to 8 minutes until golden. Set aside in a dish.

  6. Add chicken broth and beans to the skillet.

  7. Add the escarole; stir and cook for about 4 minutes or until wilted.

  8. Gently stir in sausage, pasta, red pepper flakes, ½ cup of the reserved water or more if needed, and grated Parmesan. Adjust salt and pepper if needed and toss well; transfer to a large serving bowl. Enjoy with some extra cheese on the side.


  • Calories: 485.21kcal
  • Fat: 12.96g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.63g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.61g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 65.83g
  • Fiber: 11.18g
  • Sugar: 3.45g
  • Protein: 27.05g
  • Cholesterol: 59.24mg
  • Sodium: 711.33mg
  • Calcium: 241.55mg
  • Potassium: 1152.61mg
  • Iron: 5.35mg
  • Vitamin A: 16.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.44mg
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