FETTUCCINE WITH SAUSAGE, SAGE, AND CRISPY GARLIC

 

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound fettuccine (preferably egg fettuccine, such as De Cecco)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausages, casings removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup grated Asiago cheese* (about 3 ounces)

Directions

  • Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic slices and saute until light golden, about 45 seconds. Using slotted spoon, transfer garlic to bowl.
  • Increase heat to medium-high; add sage to same skillet and stir until beginning to crisp, about 10 seconds. Add sausage and saute until browned and crisp in spots, breaking up with fork, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain pasta; add pasta and remaining 1 tablespoon butter to skillet. Using tongs, toss pasta with sausage mixture. Add crushed red pepper, if desired; season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer pasta to large bowl. Top with crispy garlic and grated Asiago cheese.

Notes

Categories: Main Dish  Pasta  Stove 

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