What’s for Dinner? Bow Tie Pasta with Chicken Al Fresco Sausage

We just finished this up for dinner and it was so yummy and works great with this week’s sale ad at Publix!  There are lots of recipes out there for the Al Fresco Chicken Sausage that’s on sale this week, and when I read the ingredients (and was pretty impressed), I decided to try it out.  Here’s what you’ll need . . .

1/2 cup diced onion

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 (14 ounce) cans Del Monte diced tomatoes, with Basil, garlic & oregano, drained Del Monte Tomatoes BOGO $1.39, use $1/5 from 9/19/10 RP

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

3 tablespoons parmesan

1 (12 ounce) package bow tie pasta Ronzoni Pasta BOGO $1.29, Use $.55/1 Ronzoni Pasta (try zip code 90210 if you don’t see it), or  $1/2 Smart Taste or Healthy Harvest

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed and sliced thinly Al Fresco Chicken Sausage on sale $3.99, use $1/1 al fresco All Natural Chicken Sausage (IE) Printable (FF) or $1/1 al fresco All Natural Chicken Sausage

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Cook pasta according to package directions (al dente) and drain.  Meanwhile heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Saute garlic and onion until transparent.  Then add sausage  and pepper until sausage is lightly browned (Al Fresco Chicken Sausage comes pre-cooked).  Stir in drained tomatoes, cream and salt, simmer until thickened, about 8-10 minutes. 

Stir cooked pasta into sauce and heat through, top with parsley and a little parmesan!

Recipe adapted from All Recipes (be sure to also check other recipes for Al Fresco chicken by doing a quick ingredient search over at All Recipes for other meal ideas!)  Thanks also so much to I Heart Publix and Two Thrifty Sisters for the coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinner Mom for bargain meal deals.  If you need some more menu inspiration, you can also visit the Recipe Index.

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  1. Hello–I wanted to let you know that I tried this recipe tonight and it was wonderful! And it was so easy to throw together. I hope you don’t mind, but I linked it on my website at http://mattiesmom1-theshermans.blogspot.com/.
    I look forward to seeing your recipes every week on IheartPublix!

  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I made it a couple of nights ago and it was a big hit with me and my husband. I’ll be making this again and again. 🙂

  3. Laurie,

    Just wanted to let you know that my family LOOOVES this dish!!!! Especially, my hubby. He could eat it every night. Also, I recently made it for a friend b/c she just had a baby and her whole family loved it and I’m going to pass the recipe onto her.

    Thanks for such yummy dishes!


  4. I made this last week when my 10yo had a friend over. Between just the three of us, we ate almost the entire thing. I made it again tonight for the whole family plus one of my husband’s friends. It was a big hit again. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

    • Thanks so much for letting me know you liked it! It’s been awhile since we’ve had it here, so I need to add it back to the menu plan soon. 🙂 So glad you enjoyed it!

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