Fettuccine with Baby Artichokes, Parmesan and Sausage

Serves 6
  • 4 sweet Italian sausages, casings removed and meat crumbled
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 20 baby artichokes, trimmed and quartered, chokes removed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 12 oz. dried fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • - kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. minced fresh Italian parsley

In a large stainless steel or enameled skillet over medium high heat, sauté sausage until browned. Add onion and garlic; cook over medium heat, stirring until onion is golden brown. Add artichokes, broth and wine. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, 10 to 15 min. or until artichokes are just tender. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 min. or until juices have thickened slightly. While sausage and artichokes cook, cook pasta. Drain pasta; toss with butter and cheese. Add pasta to skillet with sausage and artichokes; toss. Season to taste.

To Serve: Garnish with parsley.

Note: Cook artichokes only in glass, stainless steel or enamelware to prevent discoloration and development of off flavors.