Dainty torchiette pasta with spicy chicken sausage folded together with pesto and peas. This simple pasta dish is light on ingredients, but full on flavor.
To begin, start a pot of salted water for your pasta. While it is heating up, slice 4 spicy chicken sausages into 1/3 inch slices. These were chipotle chicken sausages. Sauté them in a skillet until browned on both sides.
Meanwhile cook your torchiette pasta according to package directions. When they are about half way cooked, toss in a cup and a half of frozen peas. ~ If you can’t find torchiette pasta, look for any dainty little pasta. You will need 3/4 of a pound of it.
When it is finished, scoop out a bit of the pasta water, in case you need it.
Drain the pasta and peas.
With a slotted spoon, scoop the sausages out of the skillet and add them to the drained pasta.
Add in 1/3 cup of basil pesto, and stir it all together. Add a smidge of pasta water if you need it to spread the pesto throughout the pasta.
Sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese.