Kitchen Experiments: Penne with Chicken Sausage

It's amazing to me what kind of reviews I get with each meal; which ones get rave reviews from the kids and which ones don't. For instance, a cheesy pasta I made earlier in the week: blank looks and crickets in the background. Really?

A dish full of broccoli and red peppers, "THIS IS NYUMMY!!!"


OK! I'll just go with it!

Well I found this recipe on an e-mail I get from and it was in an e-mail about great and tasty recovery and/or pre-run fuel-ly type dishes. Because I, along with other people (as stated in the article) are known to scarf down something like a bowl of cereal after a workout just to get some protein and some carbos instead of actually eating something tasty.

But I didn't run today and didn't have to have a "recovery" today. But this meal looked so yummy I had to make it anyway.

It's the Penne with Chicken Sausage:

1 box whole wheat penne
1 pkg of chicken sausage (4 links), sliced (I used Al Fresca)
10 oz. pkg frozen broccoli
2 red peppers, diced
1 bunch basil, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese

Directions: sautee broccoli and red peppers in a large skillet using spray oil. Set aside. Using same skillet, brown sausage. Cook pasta according to directions. Add veggies and cooked pasta to skillet. Top with feta and chopped basil.

I can't tell you how much the kids loved this. (Go figure!) The husband is lukewarm on broccoli so we won't count him. But I loved it. Loved it!! I think even red sauce, chicken sausage and penne would be yummy. I never knew about chicken sausage! It's deeelish!

Servings: 4 (I actually think it could feed 6, we have a ton of leftover)
Calories: 397
Fat: 12.4 (A little more than I would like, but within the calorie range. Maybe low-fat feta would work better?)
Protein: 26.5

Carbs: 51

If you try it let me know! Got any good recipes? E-mail me!
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  1. sounds yummy! apple chicken sausage is my fav. not a huge fan of Feta but i may try this anyway.

  2. This sounds delicious!! Oh, and congrats on the triathlon!! That's amazing!!


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