Grilled Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage with Tomato Cream Sauce Over Linguine Recipe

Ingredients

1 (16 ounce) package al fresco(r) All Natural Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3/4 cup dry red wine
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, with juices
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup light cream (table cream)
1/2 pound uncooked linguine
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
Fresh oregano leaves for garnish (optional)

Directions

Prepare grill for direct cooking and preheat grill to medium temperature range.

Grill sausage links over direct heat, turning every minute. Remove from grill. Cool slightly. Cut sausage into 1/4-inch circles.

Meanwhile, over medium-high heat, heat oil in a large heavy skillet. Add onions and saute for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook, just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Reduce the heat to low and add wine, tomatoes, sausage, oregano and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper. Cook about 3 minutes. Add cream and cook for one minute.

Meanwhile, cook linguine in boiling salted water according to package directions. Cook until al dente. Drain. Portion cooked linguine onto 4 warm plates or pasta bowls. Spoon sausage/sauce over pasta. Sprinkle each with Parmesan and garnish with fresh oregano.