Chicken Sausage Alfredo

Chicken Sausage Alfredo

Prep: 15 minutes
Boil/Cook: 10 minutes • Makes: 4 (1 1/4 cups) servings

1/2 (16-ounce) package Weis Quality Linguine
2 cups Weis Quality Frozen Broccoli Florets
2 tablespoons Weis Quality Olive Oil
1/2 (12-ounce) package fully cooked Weis by Nature Apple and Gouda Chicken Sausage, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons Weis Quality Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup Weis Quality Half and Half
1/2 teaspoon Weis Quality Ground Black Pepper
1/3 cup Weis Quality Grated Parmesan Cheese plus additional for serving (optional)
Fresh basil for garnish (optional)

1.Prepare linguine as label directs; during last 3 minutes of cooking, stir in broccoli. Drain linguine mixture reserving 2 tablespoons cooking water; return linguine mixture to saucepot and cover.

2.In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently; reduce heat to medium-low. Add garlic, butter and reserved cooking water; cook 2 minutes or until butter melts. Gradually stir in half and half and pepper; heat to a boil. Stir in cheese; cook 1 minute or until cheese is melted and sauce is slightly thickened. Add linguine mixture; toss. Makes 5 cups.

3.Serve linguine mixture sprinkled with cheese and basil, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
473 Calories, 23g Fat (9g Saturated), 59mg Cholesterol, 473mg Sodium,
50g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 6g Sugars, 2g Added Sugars, 15g Protein