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20 Minute Garlic Parmesan Rigatoni with Chicken Sausage & Broccoli

An easy, healthy dinner that's great post workout: garlic parmesan rigatoni with chicken sausage, bell peppers, broccoli and onion. Delicious and ready in 20 minutes or less. The whole family will love this meal!
Course 30 min or less, Dinner, Gluten Free, Pasta
Keyword rigatoni with chicken sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 454 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 10 oz uncooked whole wheat or gluten free rigatoni (ziti or fusilli also works)
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 precooked chicken sausages, sliced (I used Trader Joe’s sundried tomato basil chicken sausages)
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 small white onion
  • cup grated parmesan
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • To garnish: Extra parmesan & parsley


  1. Add pasta and broccoli to a large pot with water and pasta until al dente, as directed on the package. Once the pasta has cooked, drain, then transfer the pasta back into pot.
  2. While pasta is cooking, add the olive oil, sliced chicken sausages, red pepper and onion to a large skillet and saute for 8-10 minutes or until chicken sausages are slightly golden and veggies are al dente.
  3. Add the cooked veggie and chicken sausage mixture to the pasta and stir. Next add in parmesan, garlic powder, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Pour into warm bowls and serve immediately.
  4. Serve with extra parmesan on top and a sprinkle of parsley. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

If you are gluten free, chickpea pasta is a great alternative and will increase the protein by about 10g per serving and the fiber by 4g per serving.

To make vegetarian: Simply leave out the chicken sausage and increase the veggies by 1 cup and parmesan cheese by a few tablespoons.

Nutrition Facts
20 Minute Garlic Parmesan Rigatoni with Chicken Sausage & Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 101
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.2g17%
Saturated Fat 3.4g21%
Carbohydrates 63.5g21%
Fiber 9.7g40%
Sugar 4.4g5%
Protein 25.3g51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.