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

 

 

 

Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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