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Weeknight Chicken Sausage Pasta

Weeknight chicken sausage pasta

This is such an easy weeknight meal and pure comfort food without being too heavy! I usually make enough for leftovers to have for lunch the next day. Chicken sausage with warm creamy pasta and peppery arugula topped with fresh Parmesan cheese (I use mozzarella for the boys because they don’t like “stinky cheese”).  Sharing my recipe below.

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Weeknight chicken sausage pasta

Weeknight chicken sausage pasta

Weeknight chicken sausage pasta

5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box pasta (I used shells because that's the boy's favorite)
  • olive oil (for heating the pan)
  • 2 packages roasted red pepper chicken sausage (I used alfesco brand) cut into rounds
  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • 1/2 bottle Annie's goddess dressing
  • parmesean cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, start to boil your water for pasta.
  • While your water is boiling, in a separate pan, heat a little olive oil and start to brown your sausage. Remove from heat once browned and set aside.
  • Once water comes to a boil, add your pasta and cook until al dente, then drain.
  • After draining your pasta, remove the pot from heat and add in pasta and sausage. Add a little oilve oil if needed so that the pasta doesn't stick together.
  • Mix in arugula and it will begin to wilt.
  • Stir in Goddess dressing (add more to taste if you wish).
  • Sprinkle with cheese and serve!
Keyword pasta, weeknight

 

 

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Easy Taco Pizza

Easy Taco Pizza

We celebrate Taco Tuesday weekly in our house. But sometimes, I like to switch it up from your typical tacos.  Recently I made Taco Pizza and the entire family loved it! It’s super easy, and quick which makes for a great weeknight meal. (You can also try my crockpot walking tacos which are just fun!!!)

Check out my recipe below. And if you make it, be sure to share with me on Instagram and tag me @ourtiny_nest so I can see how it came out!

Easy Taco Pizza

Easy Taco Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Ground turkey or beef
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 2 packages of refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • chopped lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • Optional – black beans, avocado

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll out your crescent roll dough and lay it out on a greased cookie sheet, making the crust for your pizza dough and being sure to pinch the perforations.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. While your crust is cooling, mix the cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth.
  5. Brown your ground beef or turkey, adding the packet of taco seasoning.(You can have this done ahead of time too!) Then drain any liquid.
  6. Once the crust is cooled, spread the cream cheese/sour cream mixture over the crust.
  7. Layer the ground meat on top.
  8. Top with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, corn or any other toppings you desire. (We love to add black beans and avocado too!)
  9. Sprinkle with cheese.

You can enjoy this warm or cold! And for an added crunch, add some crushed nacho chips or Doritos (The way Dude Man prefers)

Serve with some of my favorite margarita recipes below!

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And for more easy weeknight dinners check out

Chicken sausage arugula pasta

Honey mustard pretzel chicken

 

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Easy Taco Pizza

Easy Taco Pizza

This will be your family's favorite for Taco Tuesday. Crescent roll dough is topped with all the taco toppings like sour cream, lettuce, ground turkey, tomatoes and all the cheese! Save this recipe for easy taco pizza.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package ground turkey or beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 packages refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • lettuce chopped
  • tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • black beans or avocado optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Roll out your crescent roll dough and lay it out on a greased cookie sheet, making the crust for your pizza dough and being sure to pinch the perforations.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While your crust is cooling, mix the cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth.
  • Brown your ground beef or turkey, adding the packet of taco seasoning.(You can have this done ahead of time too!) Then drain any liquid.
  • Once the crust is cooled, spread the cream cheese/sour cream mixture over the crust.
  • Layer the ground meat on top.
  • Top with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, corn or any other toppings you desire. (We love to add black beans and avocado too!)
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
Keyword easy meals, family dinners, pizza, taco

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