Penne with Spicy Chicken Sausage, Beans, and Greens Recipe -
Penne with Spicy Chicken Sausage, Beans, and Greens Recipe
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Penne with Spicy Chicken Sausage, Beans, and Greens

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"Sweet grape tomatoes, peppery arugula, and creamy goat cheese get tossed with spicy chicken sausage, pasta, and cannellini beans for a flavor packed treat."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until evenly brown. Cool and slice.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the garlic 1 minute, until lightly browned. Mix in sausage, pesto, and white wine. Cook and stir until heated through. Mix in beans with liquid and arugula, and cook until arugula is wilted. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook until heated through. Toss with pasta, season with salt and pepper, and top with goat cheese to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 15, 2009

I have never taken the time to rate any recipe I have used on this site, but I felt compelled to leave this rating after tasting this dish.......absolutely DELICIOUS and wouldn't change anything. Used spicy chicken andouille sausage from Trader Joes and for the pesto, used an awesome recipe I found on the foodnetwork website for basil pesto which had pinenuts in it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 26, 2011

This was fine but not fabulous. I liked all of the individual flavors but found the blend somewhat strange . . . not bad, but strange. Perhaps that had something to do with my choice of sausage? I got chicken apple, since it was the only chicken sausage without nitrates at my grocery store.

Sep 15, 2008

I made this dish the other night and it was absolutely delicious. The only 2 things I changed was I used chicken broth in place of the wine (not a huge wine person) and I used Feta cheese in place of the goat cheese. VERY GOOD!

Feb 02, 2008

This was a great recipe. I made a few changes. I used Whole Wheat penne, and didn't have any beans, or cherry tomatoes to add and I substituted spinach for the arugula. I also added pine nuts, which were a great addition. I also used the Costco mozzarella, spinach and tomato sausage that I saw someone else used, and it work great. I plan on making this again, but I will use the cherry tomatoes for sure.

Sep 08, 2009

This was great! We got arugula and cherry tomatoes in our CSA box this week - this recipe was perfect! I substituted spicy Italian turkey sausage and great northern beans b/c that's what I had, and we loved it! Thanks so much.

Jul 01, 2009

Absolutely wonderful! Based on our preferences, I changed the following: Used spinach instead of arugula; substituted a brown rice/wild rice mixture for the pasta (my husband will not eat processed foods!). And we used all organic ingredients. Turned out fabulous!

Nov 29, 2011

This was super good! I replaced the white wine with chicken stock, and it was wonderful!

Sep 06, 2011

This is a great and easy recipe, added red pepper flakes and onion. Delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 697 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.4 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 8.3 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 32.2 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 837 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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