The Millennial Chef

One Pot Roasted Red Pepper & Chicken Sausage Alfredo

This recipe is what The Millennial Chef brand is all about! It's turning old school, traditional recipes into new, healthy, & easy ones. I turned the OG fettucine alfredo into a one pot, healthier version with a twist. I use skim milk & low sodium chicken stock rather than heavy cream, threw in some roasted red peppers and spinach, and then cook it all in one pot! It's such a fun recipe that takes no time at all to make, and will please anyone who eats it!

Ingredients-

Extra virgin olive oil

12 ounces of chicken sausage, cut into slices (or minced)

4-5 cloves of garlic, minced

1 pound of your favorite whole wheat pasta (I think a shorter pasta works best)

1 16 ounce jar of roasted red peppers, pureed

2 cups of low sodium chicken stock

2 cups of skim milk

1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper

8 ounces of goat cheese

1/2 cup of Pecorino Romano cheese

1-2 cups of fresh spinach

1/2 teaspoon of fresh oregano

1 tablespoon of fresh basil

Salt and pepper to taste

Serving size- 4

Directions-

  1. Start by cutting up your chicken sausage into 1 inch slices or so. You can cut them however you like for this recipe. Take out a large pot and add a tablespoon or so of olive oil to the pan and bring this to a medium to high heat. Add the sausage and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until browned. Then, mince up your garlic and add to the pan with just a minute or so left of cooking the sausage.
  2. Once your sausage has been browned, add your pasta, pureed peppers, chicken stock, and skim mix and stir so that everything is combined. Add in about 1/2 tablespoon of salt and pepper plus your crushed red pepper. Bring this mixture up to a boil, then bring it down to a simmer, cover the pot and allow to cook for about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Once the pasta has been cooked to the perfect al dente (aka firm to the bite), and the liquid has been mostly absorbed (you want a little liquid to allow a sauce to be formed), take it off the heat and add in the goat cheese, Pecorino cheese, spinach and your fresh oregano and basil. Combine everything thoroughly and then taste for seasoning and consistency. If you need to add in a splash of milk here if you feel it's too thick, do so.
  4. Garnish with more fresh herbs, Pecorino cheese and enjoy!

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