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Grilled Sausages with Warm Garlic Pasta

Warm. Such a great word to use in a recipe. In the middle of summer, you don’t want your food to be steaming hot – at least not every day. But that doesn’t mean you have to ditch your favorite foods. Matt and I made some delicious chicken sausages and served them over a warm pasta dressed in a garlic sauce with mushrooms and mozzarella cheese. It’s not too hot (won’t overheat your kitchen) and the pasta can be made in advance, so the only cooking come dinner is the sausages on the grill. It was delicious eaten outside with a cool glass of crisp wine.

Grilled Sausages with Warm Garlic Pasta

Served 2.
Leftover Potential: This dish reheats well and makes for a good lunch to take to work or even on a picnic. Made 1 lunch after the initial meal.
handful thin pasta
3 Tbsp good olive oil
5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 leek, thinly sliced
3/4 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup mozzarella cheese, cubed
4 sausages
1. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until tender. Set aside.
2. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, leeks, and mushrooms. Cook until the garlic is lightly caramelized.
3. Deglaze the pan with white wine. Add the cooked pasta and the mozzarella cheese, and toss to combine. Set aside.
4. Grill the sausages over medium heat over the grill until cooked through. Let cool slightly. Slice, and serve over warm pasta.

2 Responses

  1. This looks really interesting. The warm garlic sauce of course caught my attention (and made me hungry.) The sausage addition looks tasty too!

  2. Hi there!
    I recently started up a food blog, for a class actually (I’m a journalism student – and food is my life. haha.) and this recipe of yours popped up in the related section of my spaghetti pie recipe and I must say this sounds absolutely delicious. I’m actually hoping to head to culinary school once I graduate with my journalism degree. We’ll see I suppose. But I’ll definitely be checking back here for recipes!

    Happy cooking and happier eating!

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