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healthy chicken sausage pasta in a beige bowl with spaghetti twirled on a fork

Healthy Chicken Sausage Pasta

This chicken sausage pasta with spinach, lemon, and green beans is healthy, full of flavor, and filling!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy chicken sausage pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4


  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 16 ounces chicken sausage* cut into bite-size pieces
  • 12 ounces fresh green beans cut into bite-sizes pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained (or 1 cup fresh, chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 dashes Italian seasoning
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Bring a salted pot of water to a boil and cook pasta (I used spaghetti) according to package directions.
  • Warm the oil in a skillet on medium-high heat then add the sausage and brown for 8-10 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the spinach and beans. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and salt & pepper if desired. Cook for another two minutes.
  • Add a couple of tablespoons of the pasta water to the skillet prior to draining the pasta. Drain the pasta and toss it with the sauce. Serve immediately.


*I used three sun-dried tomato and basil flavored chicken sausages that weighed 16 ounces.