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Garlic Chicken Sausage Pasta Skillet Freezer Meal

Chicken Sausage Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce and Veggies is a super easy meal prepared in under 30 minutes or made ahead and stored in the freezer!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken sausage, easy freezer meals
Servings: 6
Calories: 453
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Alfresco Roasted Garlic or Roasted Pepper Asiago Chicken Sausage
  • 5 cups frozen mixed vegetables including broccoli, carrots, peas and corn
  • 2 cups frozen tortellini

Garlic Sauce

  • 1 cup half-n-half
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt

Instructions

  • Slice all 4 of the chicken sausages into ¼ inch sized slices. Optional: Saute sausage slices until golden brown edges appear in a skillet, then cool. 
  • In a large bowl combine sliced sausage, frozen tortellini, and frozen vegetables. Toss together to combine.
  • In a medium bowl combine half n half, olive oil, garlic, parsley and salt. Whisk to combine. 

Make It Now

  • Add frozen vegetables, tortellini and sausage to a large skillet with a lid. Add in ½ cup of water. Heat on high heat until water is boiling, then reduce heat to medium, cover and let simmer for 10 minutes. Then remove lid, add in sauce packet, increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring continuously until sauce is no longer watery, and coats the veggies and pasta like a creamy sauce. Serve immediately.

Make It a Freezer Meal

  • Transfer frozen sausage, tortellini and vegetables to a labeled gallon sized freezer safe bag. Transfer sauce mixture into a quart sized freezer safe bag. Seal both bags together, removing as much air as possible and freeze. 

Cook From Frozen

  • Add frozen vegetables, tortellini and sausage to a large skillet with a lid. Add in ½ cup of water. Heat on high heat until water is boiling, then reduce heat to medium, cover and let simmer for 10 minutes. Then remove lid, add in sauce packet, increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring continuously until sauce is no longer watery, and coats the veggies and pasta like a creamy sauce. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1597mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 8045IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 2.9mg