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Mediterranean Chicken Pasta

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Mediterranean Chicken Pasta
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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For an easy delicious weeknight dinner, toss together this pasta with yummy pesto, chicken sausage and peas!
Updated Sep 4, 2014

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked rotini pasta (8 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 chicken sausages, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen sweet peas (from 12-oz bag)
  • 3/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1 cup finely shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz)
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped

Steps

  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook sausage in oil until browned. Stir in cooked pasta, frozen peas and pesto. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
  • 3
    Top with cheese and tomato. Cook over medium-low heat about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Change up the veggies if you like--try adding green beans, whole kernel corn or cooked spinach.

Nutrition

760 Calories, 42g Total Fat, 33g Protein, 63g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
760
Calories from Fat
380
Total Fat
42g
64%
Saturated Fat
11g
57%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
980mg
41%
Potassium
300mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
63g
21%
Dietary Fiber
6g
26%
Sugars
4g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
50%
50%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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