Pesto sausage pasta

Pesto sausage pasta


340g of pasta
230g green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (optional)
1 cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon olive oil
250g fully cooked chicken sausage, thinly sliced
1/3 cup pesto (store bought)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (60g)


Cook the pasta according to the package directions, adding the green beans and peas during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and vegetables and return them to the pot.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.

Add the sausage, pesto, Parmesan, and ½ cup of the reserved cooking water to the pasta and vegetables and toss to combine (add more cooking water if the pasta seems dry).