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Balsamic Roasted Sausage and Grapes with Linguine Recipe
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Balsamic Roasted Sausage and Grapes with Linguine Recipe

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Pasta doesn’t have to wear coats of cream and cheese, especially when red grapes and sausage give it sweetness and spice. —Lauren Wyler, Austin, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound sweet Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links links
  • 3/4 pound Johnsonville® Hot Italian Sausage Links
  • 3 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (12 ounces) whole wheat linguine
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups spring mix salad greens

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 566 calories, 34 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 990 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Place sausage links and grapes in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil and water; pour over sausages. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Bake 20 minutes. Turn sausages; bake 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in sausages reads 160°.
  3. Meanwhile, cook linguine according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  4. Cut sausages into 1/2-in. slices. In a large bowl, combine the linguine, reserved pasta water and pesto; toss to coat. Add the sausage, spinach, salad greens and grapes with pan juices; toss to combine. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Balsamic Roasted Sausage and Grapes with Linguine in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p63

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 566 calories, 34 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 990 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

It was very tasty. I used Turkey and Chicken Italian sausage. I think the next time I make it I would prefer to place the mixed greens under the pasta mixture rather than mixing it all together.

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

This is a great favorite. Friends continue to ask for the recipe. I add fresh basil as well. It is also good served cold as a picnic dish. I use gluten free pasta and it is delicious!

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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

Very good, unique flavor. Nice mix of pesto and 1 different flavors of sausage. I will definitely add this to my rotation of recipes!

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