Pasta with Chicken Sausages, Tomato & Brie Recipe

a platter of rainbow bowtie pasta with tomatoes, brie, and sausages

I can make this hearty pasta with chicken sausages, sweet summer tomatoes, and creamy brie recipe in under 30 minutes and celebrate that my son outgrew his tomato allergy every time! Yay! This pasta dish is definitely not Asian-inspired but I love to make it when I want something different.

It’s a hearty meal that I can plan ahead to make. Pasta is a pantry staple, chicken sausages can stay fresh in the refrigerator for a few days. I just need to be sure I have some brie, fresh tomatoes, and basil on hand. I personally love it because it’s a reminder we can enjoy tomatoes again in our family. Many thanks to my friend G who introduced me to this amazing dish. 

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Update: minor edits for clarity (6/2024)

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Welcome Back Tomatoes!

When I first started my blog I wrote an article about easy caprese inspired recipe ideas and my son’s tomato allergy. I shared what I used to make before life with a tomato allergy and some ideas on how to tomatoes at the same time! I don’t know where I was going with that post but sometimes life with food allergies is an odd mixture of grief, longing, hope, and other feelings. #AmIRight?

My son outgrew some of his less severe food allergies, including tomatoes after his peanut patch trial. After his trial ended we tried all of his allergens to see what needed further desensitization and we were happy that he outgrew tomato. It’s been a slow process of gradually feeling comfortable with tomatoes again. 

Free Heirloom Tomatoes & Gardening Hacks

I started using fresh tomatoes last year, I felt happy and grateful but dreaded it at the same time. Yummy but what if the allergy comes back? It’s easy to serve sliced or chopped tomatoes on the side but it is a commitment to use tomatoes in a main entree. What if he doesn’t like it and I didn’t make anything else for dinner? The fear is real and sometimes I end up with rotten tomatoes due to procrastination.

One heirloom tomato went bad last summer and I just couldn’t throw it out and couldn’t eat it either. So to make myself feel less terrible about wasting food, I buried the rotten tomato in a medium sized pot in hopes that it would grow into a tomato plant. My garden hack worked and a tomato plant grew in the spring. I love the homegrown heirloom tomatoes, they are so sweet and so fresh.

I also buy a small basil plant from Trader Joe’s and keep it by a sunny window. I keep harvesting it until it’s time to get a new plant, usually about 1 month later. My last few plants just didn’t make it that long. This year I took some cuttings and will try propagating the basil for extra plants.

If you are a home gardener, this recipe is a great for using up the tomatoes and basil from your garden. Once you get those summer plants going, it’s hard to keep up! For those who aren’t home gardeners yet, you might become an accidental gardener after reading this post!

Serve this easy Pasta with Chicken Sausages, Tomato & Brie Recipe with a salad or a simple veggie side for a complete meal!

Timing is Everything

I love to make this recipe when I need a big filling meal in a hurry. Basically, I cook the pasta, assemble, stir, and eat. While the pasta cooks, I pan fry some sliced chicken sausages in a frying pan at the same time. At the same time, I chop the tomatoes and season with a little salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil in a large serving dish. I add some chopped basil, chopped brie, a few handfuls of baby spinach, and then the cooked sausages on top. The heat from the sausages will wilt the spinach and melt the brie a bit. Then I drain the pasta and add to the platter and gently stir until everything is combined. 

This recipe is free of peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, shellfish, and fish as written.

My pasta with brie dish obviously contains wheat and dairy, however you can make an easy substitution by using your favorite gluten free pasta for a wheat-free alternative.

But what about using dairy-free cheese? Save some starchy pasta water, drain your pasta, add some olive oil to the pot, return the pasta to the pot. Work quickly to add some dairy-free cheese and then add the starchy pasta water and stir until the dairy-free cheese is melted.

Dairy-free variation: A completely different way to serve this dish is to skip all the cheeses and use a drizzle of your favorite oil and vinegar based salad dressing. That’s absolutely delicious and the cold leftovers are my favorite for a quick lunch.

I use Trader Joe’s Garlic and Herb chicken sausages in this recipe but you can use any kind of already cooked, heat and serve sausage that works for your allergies and your dietary preferences.

Sometimes we have to use what is available. I highly recommend using homegrown tomatoes and/or heirloom varieties for the best flavor and texture when possible. If you love tomato recipes, check out my recipe for loco moco where I saute some fresh tomatoes to serve along with hamburger patties, fresh rice, a fried egg, and topped with a Dairy-Free & Make Ahead Beef Gravy Recipe.

Pasta with Chicken Sausages, Tomato & Brie Recipe

I can make this hearty pasta recipe with chicken sausages, sweet summer tomatoes, and creamy brie in under 30 minutes.

Course Main Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword brie pasta, pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 410 kcal
Author Sharon Wong


  • 1 pound pasta (bowtie or penne) cook according to package
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • 8 chicken sausages (heat & serve) sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes (or 1 large) large dice, can add more if desired
  • 1/2 cup basil chopped, can add more if desired
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 4 ounces triple cream brie diced, can add more if desired


  1. Cook pasta according to package in a large stock pot.

  2. Heat up a large frying pan on medium heat, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and pan fry the sliced sausages until heated through (about 5 minutes), keep warm until ready to assemble.

  3. Add the diced tomatoes to a large serving bowl, season with salt and pepper to taste, drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and stir. Add chopped basil, diced brie, baby spinach, and add the cooked sausages on top.

  4. When the pasta is ready, drain in a colander and add the pasta to the serving bowl and gently mix. Add more salt and pepper to season to taste.

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A summer time recipe to beat the heat: Hiyashi Chuka: Japanese Style Cold Noodle Salad

Tortellini with meat and tomato sauce, made an Instant Pot to help keep your kitchen cool during the summer: Easy Instant Pot Tortellini with Meat Sauce

Loco moco with a side of sauteed fresh tomatoes: Why Do I Love Loco Moco?

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Welcome to Nut Free Wok, a blog about Allergy Aware Asian Fare. I hope that you will find my food allergy mom experiences helpful and enjoyable to read as I write about recipes, cooking techniques, Asian ingredients, and food allergy related awareness and advocacy issues. My professional experiences include education, teaching, and a little bit of science and computers. Thank you for visiting! ~Sharon Wong, M.Ed.

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