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spring veggie pasta with chicken sausage

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4


  • spring veggie pasta with chicken sausage
  • Spring Veggie Pasta with Chicken Sausage
  • 5-6 servings
  • 12 oz whole wheat penne pasta
  • 5 links Gold'n Plump Parmesan Italian chicken sausage
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 leeks white and light green parts sliced and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups asparagus chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Bring large pot of water to boil. Add pasta and cook according to package.
  • Meanwhile, while water is heating, remove chicken sausage from casings and cook in large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Once cooked through, remove from skillet and set aside on a plate.
  • In same skillet, heat olive oil (there will also be a little grease from the sausage) over medium heat.
  • Add leeks, season with salt and pepper, and saute for 5 minutes, until they start to soften.
  • Add asparagus and cook another 3-5 minutes, until the asparagus starts to soften.
  • Finally, add frozen peas and cook until heated through, about 3 more minutes.
  • Return sausage to skillet, then add pasta and toss to combine.
  • Finally, add Parmesan cheese and toss until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Enjoy!