This is one of those “I need to go grocery shopping tomorrow but what can I eat tonight?” kind of dinners. It was really just what I happened to have in the fridge. I just opened the door and started grabbing things that I thought would go well together or that I realized I needed to use. Thus this pasta was born. Quick, easy and delicious.
I seem to be on a bit of a chicken kick lately and happened to have chicken Italian sausage in the fridge. It was a nice change from regular as it still had the same sausage flavors like fennel and garlic but it also was a bit lighter. Depending on your tastes you could substitute turkey Italian sausage or regular pork Italian sausage.