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This 6 ingredient, one-pot dish makes taking your favorite comfort food on-the-go easy and fast! Caprese Pesto Sausage Pasta is gluten-free and high in protein.
Easy is the name of the game with this one-pot Caprese Pesto Sausage Pasta meal prep recipe! We are always trying to come up with recipes that make meal prep easy and fast, especially when back to school season rolls around. The lazy days of summer are over, and that means lunches need to be prepped, and dinner needs to be ready in minutes!
This recipe doubles as both a lunch meal prep or a fast weeknight meal. It sounds like we are winning already, doesn't it? The secret to this 6-ingredient meal prep recipe is the al fresco Mild Italian Style Chicken Sausage, which come already cooked! Yes, you could add the sausage to a skillet with a little oil and get a nice dark crust on the outside, but when we are trying to save time, having this already cooked chicken sausage is key!
If you've been around here for a while, you know that we love the al fresco brand sausages because they really do make meal prepping faster. So, when they launched their new Salad Night and Pasta Night style sausages, we were beyond excited. Just another way to keep meal prepping fast and flavorful.
We always have staples like pasta, pesto, spinach, and mozzarella on hand. And, of course, we always have al fresco sausages on hand, too. When we needed a last minute dish for meal prep on Sunday, we knew this was it!
Staples are key!
You could opt to make homemade pesto, but we went with an already made one we had in the fridge. Total time to make this meal? 15 minutes. Yup, you heard us right. Just 15 minutes. Don't think it is possible? We challenge you to grab the new al fresco Pasta Night Mild Italian Style Chicken Sausage and give this a try. Are you ready to see how easy this recipe is? Here are the ingredients that you will need:
Caprese Pesto Sausage Pasta Ingredients:
- 1 package al fresco Pasta Night Italian Style Chicken Sausage
- 1 box chickpea pasta
- 1 cup pesto
- 1 cup grape tomatoes
- 1 cup mozzarella pearls
- 2 cups spinach
- fresh basil, if desired
The ingredients are super simple. The only thing that needs to be cooked is your pasta! If you are using a chickpea-based pasta as we did, then it will only take 7 minutes to cook. (If you use regular pasta this will take a few minutes longer).
Once your pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse it. Then add your fresh spinach to the pasta pot.
Place your warm pasta on top. This will allow the spinach to wilt down a bit.
Add in your store bought pesto.
Add in your sliced grape tomatoes. (We sliced these while the pasta was cooking.)
Add in your mozzarella pearls.
Lastly, add in your sliced al fresco Pasta Night Italian Style Chicken Sausage. (We also sliced this while the pasta was cooking).
Toss and serve!
It doesn't get any easier. Four meals (lunches/dinners) ready in 15 minutes. Can you think of a faster meal prep idea? We didn't think so! As we mentioned above, the key is to make sure that you keep staples like pasta, pesto/sauce, veggies, and al fresco sausages on hand. With just a few simple ingredients, the pasta combinations are endless!