One Pot Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta… it’s creamy and luscious, hearty and healthy, and dreamy and delicious! This tasty meal only requires one pot and is on the table in less than 30 minutes!
Add oil to a large saucepan and brown chicken sausage 2-3 minutes per side. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a bowl.
Add 2 cups of chicken stock/water and turn the burner to high heat until it starts to simmer. Add pasta, cover with a lid partially cracked open, and reduce heat to medium high. Cook for 8 minutes, and stir occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Add all the tomatoes and ½ cup more of chicken stock/water to the pan, cover tightly with the lid, and cook for 4 more minutes.
Add the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted and spices are combined.
Remove pan from heat and add the cooked sausage, pesto, and spinach. Gently fold all ingredients together.
Garnish with fresh basil and more Parmesan cheese.
A sprinkle of crushed red pepper is a nice addition and brings a bit of heat to this dish.