We are heading out of town for the next several days and I wanted to use up some things in my refrigerator before leaving. I had a beautiful package of fresh green beans I bought at the market this past week that I didn’t want to go to waste. I started with those green beans in building my recipe for tonight’s dinner. Realizing that I also had a package of Smoked Apple Chardonnay Chicken Sausages and parsley had me adding those to my recipe as well.
I love the chicken sausages I buy at Trader Joe’s. I enjoy all the flavors, but find myself buying the Chardonnay ones most often.
Ina Garten introduced me to the Pappardelle pasta. Dennis and I love it. I watched one of her episodes where she used that type of pasta and I was intrigued. I’ve bought it several times since then. I bought my pasta from Trader Joe’s.
I started out sautéing a small yellow onion and three cloves of garlic in a couple tablespoons of olive oil. To that, I added the fresh green beans, that I had cut into thirds (bite size). Once the beans were incorporated with the onion and garlic, I added kosher salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. I stirred the seasonings into the bean, onion and garlic mixture and let them cook together for a few minutes. I then added the chicken sausages and one cup of chardonnay wine. I let this simmer while my noodles were coming to a boil.
Once the noodles were done, I took them directly from the pasta pot and added them to my pan with the vegetables and chicken sausages. I also added about a cup of the pasta water to loosen my sauce up a bit.
Once I plated my pasta, I topped each serving with fresh parsley and goat cheese. The goat cheese added a freshness that I really enjoyed in this dish.
This is definitely a pasta I recommend trying, it was really tasty and not too heavy in the summer months. I loved the freshness of the green beans and parsley!
1 packaged dried pappardelle pasta
1 package of Smoked, Apple Chardonnay Chicken Sausages (4 links), cut into slices and then in half
1 small yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
16 ounces of fresh green beans, cut to bite size
1 cup chardonnay
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more if you like a little more heat)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup goat cheese, broken into chunks
- Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil.
- Add green beans and seasonings and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
- Place cut up chicken sausages into pan with wine and let simmer while noodles cook.
- Cook noodles.
- Add cooked noodles directly to pan with sausages and vegetables, adding pasta water a cup at a time if needed.
- Serve with fresh parsley and goat cheese.
Until next time, Kris