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Creamy Pesto Sausage Pasta

Creamy Pesto Sausage Pasta

This Creamy Pesto Sausage Pasta is the best whole wheat pasta dish! It's an easy, healthy family favorite made with pesto, sausage and parmesan cheese!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword creamy pesto pasta, easy pasta dish, easy pasta recipe, healthy pasta recipe, pesto pasta recipe, sausage pasta, sausage pasta recipe, whole wheat pasta recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 528kcal
Author Jenny


  • Stove


  • 1 pound small pasta dry
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil leaves


  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Place sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, crumble and brown. Transfer cooked pasta and sausage to large pot over medium low heat. Slowly stir in pesto and cream. Cook until hot. Before serving sprinkle with Parmesan and fresh basil.


Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg