Chicken Sausage and Bean Rotini Pasta

Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel
Chicken Sausage and Bean Penne Pasta

Chicken Sausage and Bean Rotini Pasta

Shake up pasta night by combining cannellini beans and chicken sausage with rotini pasta in a light tomato sauce.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Chicken & Poultry, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 431 kcal


  • 12 oz whole grain rotini pasta
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz chicken sausage sliced, preferably Italian flavored
  • 1 16-oz can reduced-sodium cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups no-salt-added chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes chopped
  • 4 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 6 cups Swiss chard washed and stems removed
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated


  • Prepare pasta according to package instructions. Reserve ½ cup pasta water before draining.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage to the pan and cook until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add the beans, broth, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice to the pan. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Add the pasta, reserved pasta water, chard, basil, and pepper to the pan. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, or until chard is slightly wilted. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.


Mix It Up: You could use turkey sausage in place of the chicken sausage and spinach in place of the chard if you prefer.


Calories: 431kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 24gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 756mgFiber: 10gSugar: 3g
Keyword beans, chicken sausage, pasta
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Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel

Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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