Pasta with Chicken and Sausage

Chicken, Italian sausage, and shrimp combine to make this hearty pasta sauce.

Pasta with Chicken and Sausage
Servings: 8 to 10 Prep 20 mins Cook 30 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 hot Italian sausages, cut into coins
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and cut into 3?4-inch dice
  • 1/2 pound medium-size shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup grated pecorino romano cheese

Make It

1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sausage and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.

2. Stir in peeled tomatoes and liquid, tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sweet pepper and simmer for 10 more minutes. Stir in shrimp and cook for 3 minutes or until shrimp is pink and firm.

3. When the sauce is halfway done, prepare pasta, following package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water.

4. Stir pasta and cheese into sauce and cook for 1 minute. Add some of the pasta water if the sauce is too thick, then serve.