Chicken Sausage Pasta With Spinach And Tomato
- Cook Time 10 minutes
- Serves 2 servings
- Difficulty Easy
LOW-CARB CHICKEN SAUSAGE PASTA WITH SPINACH AND TOMATO
Are you craving something savory and satisfying for dinner tonight? How about a hearty sausage pasta with spinach and tomato? Sounds like it would derail your diet? Not when you use chicken sausage, and It’s Skinny Pasta!
This chicken sausage pasta recipe is filling, satisfying, and so flavorful. The ingredients in this low carb pasta dish are affordable and easy to find. It’s a crowd-pleaser that you can pull together in a flash—and perfect for a low-carb or keto diet.
WHY YOU SHOULD TRY CHICKEN SAUSAGE
Like its beef and pork counterparts, chicken sausage is flavorful, a bit spicy, and a great way to add protein to your dinner. Chicken sausage is also healthy, lower fat, and slightly "lighter" in flavor. In other words, it still brings that yummy sausage taste to your meal but doesn't feel as meaty or heavy as some other types of sausage recipes can.
What's more, chicken sausage is often easy to find and affordable. If you're avoiding red meat or prefer chicken to pork or beef, then it's a great choice. It cooks quickly, too, making it a terrific weeknight choice.
Chicken sausage is often lower in fat and sodium than beef or pork sausage. It's high in protein and recommended on many heart-healthy diet plans.
In addition to the chicken, we use spinach (high in vitamins A, C, K, and iron) and tomatoes (rich in lycopene, potassium, folate, and vitamin C). Spinach has a very slightly bitter quality that pairs perfectly with the little bit of sweetness and acidity of tomatoes.
We chose sweet little cherry tomatoes for this meal, but you could also chop up some regular or heirloom tomatoes here. Grape tomatoes are also an excellent choice.
When making a dish like this that calls for just a few simple ingredients, it is worth going the extra mile to get the highest quality ingredients you can find at the grocery store. Get a nice block of Parmesan to top off this pasta. Use quality olive oil. Get a nice chicken broth.
We kept this meal ultra-light and luscious with It’s Skinny Pasta. Who would have thought you could enjoy sausage pasta on a diet? But with this great recipe, you can have a satisfying meal that will crush your cravings without weighing you down—even if you're following a low carb or low calorie diet.
HOW IT’S SKINNY LIGHTENS UP A MEAL
If you’ve never used It’s Skinny Pasta (or Rice) before, prepare to be amazed. Our special Pasta is made from a root vegetable called konjac. It’s high in fiber, so it’s filling. It keeps your blood sugar steady. There’s no carb crash later.
Yet, It’s Skinny has ZERO net carbs and only 9 calories per package. Those stats are astonishing, especially when you try it! It has the taste and texture of traditional pasta, so it's a seamless swap for any recipe you want to lighten up.
If you follow a clean eating plan, don’t worry—It’s Skinny is available in regular and organic varieties. You can choose from Spaghetti, Angel Hair, Fettuccine, and Rice in classic or organic. Can’t decide? We can’t blame you! All varieties of It’s Skinny are delicious and so easy to cook with. Why not try a variety pack so you can have some of all the different types?
Order It's Skinny on our website, and in no time, you'll be able to enjoy delicious and satisfying meals without stress. It's Skinny Pasta and It's Skinny Rice couldn't be easier to work with. There's no rice cooker, no waiting for water to boil, no trying to get the perfect al dente texture.
With It’s Skinny, you open the pack, drain, and add it to the pan at the end of your cooking. The noodles or rice heat through and are ready to enjoy in about 3 minutes flat. It's a great alternative for busy, health-conscious folks who want something delicious and easy.
Unlike other Pasta and Rice swaps, It’s Skinny doesn’t have any strange flavor or texture. Some people like to give the noodles a rinse before using, but once they’re incorporated into your recipe, they take on the flavors of the surrounding ingredients.
You've likely been disappointed if you've tried cauliflower, zucchini noodles, chickpea pasta, spaghetti squash, or even other shirataki noodles. It's hard to find something that tastes and feels like authentic pasta. It's Skinny delivers where others can't. Our gluten free pasta is the perfect solution for all your meals. It's Skinny is one of our favorite ways to lighten up any dish.
QUESTIONS ABOUT COOKING CHICKEN SAUSAGE PASTA WITH SPINACH AND TOMATO
Everyone likes to show off their chef skills with a new recipe. But sometimes questions arise, especially if you haven't tried It's Skinny before. If you're wondering about customizing this delicious sausage pasta recipe, we have a few ideas and tips to help you with dinner success!
CAN I USE OTHER TYPES OF SAUSAGE?
Chicken sausage is mild and easy to work with, but we get it—some people prefer the more traditional version. You can swap in any of your favorite sausages in this meal. Heck, you could even use a vegetarian sausage if you like!
Tomatoes and spinach are really good with almost any type of sausage—chorizo, andouille sausage, Italian sausage, Hungarian…Pork or beef sausage both play nicely in this simple recipe. Before dismissing the bird altogether, remember that chicken sausage comes in many varieties, too. Look for maple, hot, applewood smoked, and more. You could also use turkey sausage.
WHAT OTHER VEGETABLES GO WELL HERE?
Cherry tomatoes and spinach are an excellent pairing, but you could use any leafy green you like. Kale or even arugula would partner well with the other ingredients. Broccolini, green beans, or asparagus would also be great options for this dish. Red peppers are always a nice touch. Broccoli florets are a hit.
Add more aromatics with onions and garlic. A sliced shallot or a diced white onion are excellent choices for this dish. Spice it up with red pepper flakes. You could add any fresh herbs you have on hand. If your chicken sausage contains sage, thyme, or parsley, you could add a little more fresh parsley or thyme to this dish. Otherwise, classic herbs like fresh basil or oregano are ideal for a pasta recipe. You could also sprinkle in a bit of Italian seasoning.
COULD I USE ANY VARIETY OF IT’S SKINNY, OR SHOULD I STICK WITH ANGEL HAIR?
We'll let you in on a pro tip: you can use any of the It's Skinny Pasta styles in any recipe. Angel Hair, Spaghetti, Fettuccine, and even Rice will partner with almost any of the other ingredients. When using It's Skinny to lighten up a favorite recipe, we find it's best to go with the pasta shape closest to the more traditional pasta counterpart, but feel free to get wild!
Fettuccine will give you that great texture if you like a thicker noodle. Spaghetti is always a classic. Rice might be a little different choice for this meal, but we've made excellent It’s Skinny Risotto and other Italian Rice dishes, so give it a shot. No matter what type of pasta you choose, It's Skinny means you can enjoy a low-carb, healthy, and filling meal.
HOW TO MAKE IT’S SKINNY CHICKEN SAUSAGE PASTA WITH SPINACH AND TOMATO
Enough chit-chat! Let’s cook! If you’re ready to make this yummy, easy stovetop pasta recipe, you don’t need much. One skillet and a few ingredients come together in just a flash. You can easily cook this recipe for lunch, dinner, or a snack! It’s filling and healthy--perfect for a busy weeknight!
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NUTRITION INFORMATION FOR CHICKEN SAUSAGE PASTA
- Angel Hair | It's Skinny
- 1 package It's Skinny Angel Hair*
- 2 links Applegate chicken sausage**
- 2-3 cups spinach, chopped
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- - Salt & pepper, to taste
- - Optional: 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish