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Balsamic Roasted Sausage and Grapes with Linguine Recipe

Balsamic Roasted Sausage and Grapes with Linguine Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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