20 Minute Sausage and Chicken Cream Sauce Pasta

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20 Minute Sausage and Chicken Cream Sauce Pasta has amazing flavor, a creamy sauce, and it only takes about 20 minutes to make! This is the perfect weeknight comfort food!

This pasta recipe has a creamy sauce filled with spicy sausage and chicken. It’s delicious and family-friendly, making it an easy weeknight meal.

20 Minute Sausage and Chicken Cream Sauce Pasta

Given the choice, I would choose pasta over a big protein meal every time. Pasta is my favorite and my weakness.

This meal combines the best of both pasta and protein. My pasta is flavored with a creamy sauce that’s flavored with garlic, onions, pimientos, thyme, and red pepper. Sliced and seared smoked sausage slices and chunks of chicken add a heartiness to the recipe. Food that is satisfying, comforting, and simple to make.

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20 Minute Sausage and Chicken Cream Sauce Pasta

  1. I used Bryan’s smoked sausage and chicken in a flavorful, light cream sauce. You can use all sausage or all chicken if you like, but I liked the combination.
  2. This recipe is a great way to use leftover chicken, or you can simply purchase a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.
  3. Optionally, you can add 1 to 2 cups of broccoli.
  4. I used Campanella pasta, which held the creamy sauce wonderfully in its funnel shape. You can use your favorite pasta or what you have on hand.
  5. I used pimentos. You can also use roasted red peppers or sun-dried tomatoes in the sauce.
Pan of food with pasta.

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20 Minute Sausage and Chicken Cream Sauce Pasta

20 Minute Sausage and Chicken Cream Sauce Pasta

20 Minute Sausage and Chicken Cream Sauce Pasta has a creamy sauce filled with spicy sausage and chicken. It’s a delicious family friendly recipe that makes an easy weeknight meal.
Author: Paula
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 12 ounces pasta cooked according to package directions to al dente (reserve liquid)
  • 1 to 2 links smoked sausage
  • 1 large chicken breast can be leftover chicken
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon green onion sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces diced pimientos drained
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt


  • Slice sausage and cube chicken. Heat skillet to medium-high.
  • Cook sausage and chicken until browned and heated through. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add butter to the pan. Add garlic and onion and cook 2 minutes. (reserve 1/2 tablespoon green onions for garnish if desired.)
  • Add flour, whisk and cook 1 minute.
  • Add chicken broth and heavy cream to pan. Simmer until sauce thickens.
  • Add parmesan cheese, pimientos, thyme, red pepper flakes, and salt. (reserve 1/2 tablespoon pimientos for garnish, if desired.)
  • Add pasta and meat back into skillet and toss to coat. If needed at extra pasta liquid to sauce.
  • Serve hot. 


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you. Sounds so yummy. As soon as Hurricane Irma is over, assuming I still have a kitchen, plan to make this to hopefully celebrate.

    1. Eek! Thanks for pointing this out. It should be 1/2 cup chicken broth and 3/4 cup heavy cream. I have corrected the recipe. Thanks so much!

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