This healthy chicken sausage pasta with roasted tomatoes is ridiculously easy and bursting with flavor. All you need is a few simple ingredients and your oven!
I absolutely love roasted tomatoes, and I love how easy this pasta is. The sauce is cooked in the oven... and it only takes about 5 minutes to prepare it!
It really doesn't get much easier than this. Crumble/cut your sausages into bite-size pieces. Add them to a baking dish along with the little tomatoes. Season with a bit of garlic powder, Italian seasoning, olive oil, and salt & pepper. Slide it into the oven and let it work its magic. Ok, it is a good idea to stir it half-way through, but that's also a good reminder to get the pasta on.
I've made roasted tomato recipes before that taste awesome but are a tad more complicated. What I love the most about this sauce is that it all goes into the same baking dish. The tomatoes release their juices and mix with the olive oil and seasonings for a fresh, light sauce.
Roasting vegetables, in my opinion, is the best way to maximize their flavor. And yes, I'm aware that tomatoes are officially classified as fruit (y tho), but I disagree with that.
I left the sauce in the oven long enough for some of the tops of the sausage pieces and tomatoes to brown a little. That adds even more lovely flavor to the dish. I do recommend watching it closely once you've gone past the 35 minute mark or so. I let mine cook for 40 minutes, and I could have probably let it go a bit longer without burning it, but I'd exercise some caution if you do.
I chose pappardelle because the wide noodles just seem to fit well with this sauce. In any case, as with practically every pasta recipe on this blog, it won't make or break the recipe if you sub in what you have or the shape of pasta you prefer. The bows make me irrationally angry, though.
While we're at it, you could sub in Italian sausage (or another kind) if you wanted to, but I chose chicken sausage because it is lower calorie than most pork sausages. Turkey sausage would work well too!
If you're looking for more easy chicken sausage recipes, try my Tuscan chicken sausage soup or my chicken sausage pasta with lemon, green beans, and spinach.
Let me know if you'll try this chicken sausage pasta. Questions? Ask me in the comments below.
Healthy Chicken Sausage Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes
- 1 (10 ounce) package little tomatoes (grape, cherry, etc.)
- 13 ounces uncooked chicken sausages cut into small bite-size pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 8 ounces uncooked pasta (I used pappardelle)
- Freshly grated parmesan cheese to taste
- Preheat oven to 425F and move the rack to the middle position.
- Add the tomatoes, sausage pieces (either cut them up or take them out of the casings and crumble into small pieces), olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt & pepper to a baking dish. Toss gently to coat. Roast for 20 minutes.
- Take the sauce out of the oven and give it a good stir. Roast for an additional 15-20 minutes (or until it's fully cooked and lightly browned), watching carefully towards the end that it doesn't burn.
- Meanwhile, boil salted pot of water for the pasta, and cook it al dente according to package directions.
- Drain the pasta and toss it with the sauce. Serve immediately with some freshly grated parmesan cheese and extra salt & pepper if desired.
- The tomato and sausage quantities don't have to be exact, so don't worry if your sizing is a bit off what the recipe suggests. For larger sausages, I find it's easiest to take them out of their casings and use your hands to break them up into bite-size pieces vs. cutting them.
- Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
They are part of the reproductive part of the plant, hence fruit. Doesn't really matter if you disagree lmao. It's like saying that you disagree that it rains. Such an American thing to do, just don't "agree" with facts lmao
And yes, I'm aware that you are officially classified as Canadian, but I disagree with that since Canada is just colder America.
I wrote that back in 2017 for a little giggle. Thanks for reading, though. 😀 Canada is a completely separate country with a completely separate government and values lol.
Anne Wibberley says
This is a great recipe! I have made it twice now, once with basil chicken sausage and once with Italian pork sausage. Both times it was delicious! When I used the pork sausage I removed some of the fat when it was roasting,but other than that I prepared it just as written. I added some fresh basil at the end. Thank you for another great recipe. I have recently discovered your website and I’m happy I did.
That's great to hear!! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it and that you found me. 😀
Alicia Bilyeu says
Your recipes never fail!! Like Ever..Thank You oh so kindly for your time and effort
Aww thanks for your sweet comment!! So happy they've worked out for you. 🙂
Craig R. says
Wow this turned out really great! Nice use of my garden cherry tomatoes plus a few jalapeno and sweet lunchbox peppers too. I used chickpea (Banza) penne for the pasta and it was just fine. Nice easy and tasty recipe, just my favorite type. Thanks!
Awesome!! I'm so pleased it worked out!
Was the sausage you used already cooked before you put it in the oven?
Hi! No, it was raw. I will clarify in the recipe.
Jennifer Farley says
I can practically taste the tomatoes through the screen!
Diane Angelucci says
This looks so delicious! I definitely want to try it!
Thanks, Diane! Let me know if you do!
Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says
I love pasta so much <3
Me too! Thanks, Jennifer.
Victoria Cohen says
I love all of these ingredients and your photos are so beautiful and mouth watering! Thanks for the inspo!!
Thanks so much, Victoria!!
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
Ok for real, you could put anything with pappardelle and I'm sold. I just ADORE that shape pasta. But this recipe does sound pretty awesome with that sausage and tomato thing going on.
Haha thanks, Gina! I love it too. 🙂
Matt Robinson says
Love how this comes together so easily, it's the perfect weeknight family dinner!
Thanks, Matt! 🙂
I will definitely try this meal! I love tomatoes. Thanks
Hope you love it. Thanks, Shay!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
I love how easy this pasta is Natasha. And I've been meaning to try chicken sausage. I see lots of it at our local Costco.I don't usually think healthy when I see pasta dishes, but i do with this one. Can't wait to try it!
Thank you! I definitely enjoy chicken sausages sometimes. I love brats, but my waistline doesn't. 😉 You should definitely give them a try. Although I didn't use them in this recipe, I love the chicken sausages with apple. It's a great flavor combo.
Leigh Ann says
This look so amazing and now I want this for dinner!
Thanks, Leigh Ann! 🙂