De Ma Cuisine



June 2012



Browned Butter Pasta with Italian Sausage and Basil

Written by , Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Main Dishes, Meat, Pasta, Pork, Sausage, Vegetables

Browned Butter Pasta with Italian Sausage and Basil
Recipe Type: Main, Dinner, Pasta
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 4-6
Browned Butter compliments slightly spicy Italian sausage in this dish that features summer veggies.
  • 3-4 small-medium summer squash, chopped (about 3 C total)
  • 1 carrot grated (about 1 1/2 C)
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg. (12 oz.) Italian sausage, sliced in rounds
  • 1 C white wine, chicken or vegetable stock (or even apple juice would work)
  • 1 t balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T dijon mustard
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 4 T butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 5 kale leaves, cut in chiffonade (thin ribbons)
  • 1/2 C pasta water
  • basil, chopped (for topping)
  • parmesan cheese, grated (for topping)
  • pasta, any kind you like – cook according to package directions
  1. Bring pasta water to a boil.
  2. Heat skillet over med heat. Add butter and olive oil. Cook until browned. Whisk in dijon (it may bubble up a bit, mine did). Add veggies (except kale), sausage, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cook pasta.
  4. Add wine/stock, pasta water, balsamic vinegar, and kale. Cook 5 minutes or so (until the liquid comes back to a boil, and boils for a little while).
  5. Toss the sauce with the drained pasta.
  6. Serve topped with basil and parmesan cheese.


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