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Chicken and Sausage Penne

Gather the family for a comfy-cozy dinner filled with two types of meat and a garlic-cream sauce. It's versatile, too. Sub in whatever cream soup and cheese you have on hand. —Sandra Perrin, New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3/4 pound smoked Polish sausage or fully cooked bratwurst links, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 jars (16 ounces each) Parmesan Alfredo sauce
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook the chicken, sausage, onion and red and green peppers in oil over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in the Alfredo sauce, soup, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Stir in cheese. Drain pasta; add to chicken mixture and toss to coat.
  • Serve desired amount immediately. Cool remaining mixture; transfer to freezer containers. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To use frozen pasta: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a large skillet; cook and stir over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.
To microwave frozen pasta: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until heated through, stirring once.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 747 calories, 41g fat (19g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 1375mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 37g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Jul 14, 2017

    I did not like the Parmesan Alfredo Sauce with this. Next time I will make my own.

  • sandym123ben
    Jan 16, 2017

    I have made this dish many times. I tried it once with only ground beef and it wasn't as good.It makes so much that I can freeze half or give it to a friend. I love it. I also add extra cheeses as a topping and bake it for about 10 minutes in a hot oven. I have a salad as a side and garlic bread. wonderful quick dinner

  • vewebber58
    Nov 18, 2016

    There was WAY too much sauce using two jars of Alfredo, and we weren't crazy about the taste it gave the overwhelmed all the other ingredients. I was going to give this recipe just two stars, but today I tasted the leftovers, and after everything mingled overnight, it actually had a better flavor.....the sausage came through adding a nice smokiness to the dish. I think it's basically a pretty good recipe with the problem being the jarred "Alfredo" sauce. I've never cared much for the commercial stuff, and if I we were to make this again I'd make my own sauce - there are recipes out there for Alfredo sauces that are lighter than the heavy fat kind and still have a great taste.

  • dawnrosanne
    Aug 23, 2015

    Amazing! I used 2 chicken breasts and 3 brats (Johnsonville brand) in this dish. The brats gave it a little kick. So good.--I couldn't stop eating it! :) I put the sauce over the top of the pasta which was already on the plate, so that way I could regulate how much sauce I had with the pasta.

  • on_mission_4_him
    Feb 22, 2013

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  • jlgillen
    Aug 23, 2012

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  • TeresaWitt
    Aug 4, 2012

    This was very good and easy to make. I think I will leave out the sausage next time. The sausage gave it a little bit of an unusual flavor.

  • lauramarielawson
    Jul 29, 2012

    Yummy! I've made this twice - I only used 1 jar of alfredo sauce and I made the recipe the night before and then baked it at 350 degrees for 40 minutes (covered).

  • corky collis
    Jul 18, 2012

    Very Good. I wll make again. Next time I will have my Meat and vegetables all chopped and ready to go!! It will go a lot faster. I only had CoJack cheese,but it worked well!