Sun-dried Tomato, Artichoke & Chicken Sausage Linguine



I hope everyone had a nice weekend! We had a housewarming/engagement party that a lot of good friends came out for (including my sis and her bf that made the drive from Murfreesboro, TN & Stacey & Gillian who made quite a trek too- thanks guys!). I'd say it was a success, but it made going back to work today no fun at all! Anyways, we made this dish one night last week to try something different. The asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes are a nice addition. I can't remember where we got the original recipe from, but we decided to top it off with some gruyere (I think the original called for Parmesan). This is also Michael's special technique for cooking sausage - if you want, you can just buy the pre-cooked kind, heat according to package and skip step number 2. If you have the time though, I'd say cook it Michael's way - yum! Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups light beer
  • 1 lb. uncooked spicy Italian chicken sausage
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 6 oz. jar artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • Grated gruyere cheese

Directions

  1. Cook linguine according to directions on box.
  2. Add water and beer to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add sausage and cook 6-8 minutes, depending on thickness of sausage.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sausage; cook until onions are tender. Add artichokes, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper and cook another 5 minutes.
  4. Add wine and simmer until just thickened. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes and thyme then add pasta, salt and pepper and toss well.
  5. Transfer pasta to bowls, garnish with cheese and serve.

22 comments:

Esi said...

This sounds like a great, easy dinner!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

How interesting to cook the sausages in water and beer! With the wine in the pasta sauce, you just need to drizzle some liqueur over the top to finish and you've got a party! ;)

Leslie said...

mmmm..the sausage cooked in the beer is PERFECT

Karine said...

That sounds amazing! I love sun-dried tomates and artichoke together... and sausages cooked in beer and water? Great idea :)

Heather said...

yum! i love sausage and pasta - and the artichokes sound great :)

Juliana said...

Oh! Cooking sausage in beer? Sounds very tasty, nice combination of flavors :-)

petite nyonya said...

Sounds & looks amazing! Sausage in beer?? Would love to try it. I saw a similar recipe in one of my cookbooks too..where sausage is cooked in beer. Never tried it before.

Ginger said...

I know what I am having for dinner this week!! The dish sounds absolutely PERFECT!!

Grace said...

if i stop and think about it, i can’t think of a time when i had sausage and noodles together. what a travesty! this looks like an awesome dish, and what do you know—you’ve included my favorite pasta accompaniment, the sun-dried tomato. :)

Rose said...

This looks great! Sausage + beer = Delicious.

Chef E said...

Hey do you hear this funny munchie noise in the back ground when you come to the puter to filter comments? It is me as I look and read this post, and I am going Yum yum num num num, as I smack my lips!

Donna-FFW said...

Love the way he cooks the sausage, sounds tasty. Perfect dinner in every way. I adore one pot dishes.

Barbara said...

Love this recipe! And not difficult to put together either. Don't think I have ever used chicken sausage with my pasta- great idea. The beer is a plus too. ;)

Mary said...

What a great dinner. I love recipes that are delicious but come to the table with such ease. Thanks for this one, guys.

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Olga said...

pretty dish: love the garnish :)

lisaiscooking said...

This sounds like a great pasta dish. I'm a fan of chicken sausage, and the sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes sound so good.

zested said...

yum - this looks simple and satisfying!

Jennie said...

This sounds soo good! Sausage and beer! Yummy!

Paula said...

Estupenda receta y maravilloso vuestro blog.

Saludos desde EspaƱa. Paula

Kevin said...

A nice quick and tasty pasta! I am going to have to try cooking sausage like that!

Sasha said...

Mm, looks delicious. I looooove sun-dried tomatoes. Artichokes though...not so much : /

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