Smoked Apple Chardonnay Chicken Sausages & Green Beans on Pappardelle Pasta

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil.
  2. Add green beans and seasonings and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  3. Place cut up chicken sausages into pan with wine and let simmer while noodles cook.
  4. Cook noodles.
  5. Add cooked noodles directly to pan with sausages and vegetables, adding pasta water a cup at a time if needed.
  6. Serve with fresh parsley and goat cheese.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

 

 

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