Italian Sausage and Chicken Pasta

    40 minutes

    This is a creation of being in a rush one night; chicken, Italian sausage, capsicum, zucchinis and mushrooms all combine in a tomato based sauce for a quick and easy dinner.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g rotini or spiral pasta
    • 4 Italian sausages, sliced
    • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 green capsicum, diced
    • 1 teaspoon Italian herb mix
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1 (400g) tin diced tomatoes
    • 1 3/4 cups (435g) spaghetti sauce
    • 1 (140g) tin sliced mushrooms
    • 3 zucchinis, thickly sliced

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large saucepan with boiling salted water cook the pasta until al dente. Drain.
    2. Meanwhile in a large saucepan cook sliced Italian sausage until brown.
    3. Add cubed chicken and cook until no pink remains in either meat.
    4. Add onion, garlic, green capsicum, Italian herb mix, salt and ground black pepper and stir together. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender.
    5. Stir in tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, mushrooms and zucchini. Simmer until zucchini is tender yet crisp.
    6. Toss cooked pasta with sauce. Serve warm.

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    Excellent! I wouldn't change a thing! The only thing I did differently was to cook the sausage and chicken up separately, then cut it up. I then cooked the onion/green pepper mixture in a large pot in a small amount of oil. Once that was done, I added the cut up meat and the rest of the ingredients and simmered on low for approximately 30 - 40 mins. I then cooked the pasta and dished it up seperately then spooned the sauce mixture over top, instead of mixing it all together. Awesome recipe, Mary! Thanks!  -  08 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Definitely kid-friendly (except for the zucchini.) Lots of chopping, but it's worth it for a great mid-week meal. Makes tons of leftovers especially if you add extra ingredients (such as 3 half chicken breasts 0 then you don't have to freeze one), the whole pound of sausage, and the entire jar of spaghetti sauce! One problem: slicing raw sausage is difficult and the sausage oozes out of the casing. The bits get burned when browning. I recommend browning them whole and then slicing them. Also, I recommend cooking the onion and pepper mixture uncovered so the meat doesn't steam. I will definitely make this again with some changes in preparation! Thanks, Mary!  -  12 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My husband is a very picky eater. Wasn't sure if he would like this. He called it very addicting after his second helping. I made a few changes to the recipe, added fresh mushrooms, more garlic, used chilli ready tomatoes, added one Tablespoon of sugar, and left out the green peppers (yuk!) This recipe is a winner!  -  22 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)