5 Ingredient Pumpkin Chicken Sausage Pasta

5 Ingredient Pumpkin Chicken Sausage Pasta

By Joanna of Grace in Style

"It's not only the simplest recipe that uses ingredients you likely already have in your pantry and fridge, it's also so delicious, creamy and cheesy! Who knew a five ingredient recipe could be so flavorful! This recipe is also pretty adaptable to utilize whatever healthy ingredients you have on hand."

5 Ingredient Pumpkin Chicken Sausage Pasta

Servings: 4
What you’ll need:

1 package al fresco Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds

1 package (16oz.) of rigatoni pasta, cooked

1 tbsp. olive oil

12oz. canned pumpkin puree

1 cup fat free half and half

1/2 cup shredded cheese

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Optional: spinach or crushed red pepper flakes

  • In a non-stick pan or skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Once oil is glistening, add chicken sausage and cook for about 5 minutes, occasionally stirring so both sides of sausage get browned.
  • Once sausage is browned, add pumpkin puree, half and half, cheese, garlic powder and optional crushed red pepper flakes and greens if desired.
  • Stir and cook until heated through. Add cooked pasta to pan and combine.
  • Enjoy!