For the Pesto:
- Combine all ingredients except for olive oil into a food processor. Begin to process and slowly stream in olive oil until you’ve reached your desired consistency. Add additional basil, garlic or parmesan as desired.
For the Pasta:
- Cook pasta according to box instructions.
- While pasta cooks, place a non-stick skillet over medium heat and drizzle with olive oil. Add tomatoes and chicken sausage, tossing occasionally until tomatoes are tender and chicken sausage is browned on both sides.
- When pasta is finished cooking, drain and toss with pesto then top with chicken sausage & tomato mixture, salt & pepper as desired, chopped basil and shredded parmesan cheese.