Pappardelle alla Salsiccia {Pappardelle with Johnsonville Sausage}

{Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. The opinions expressed, however, are my own. Always have been, always will be ; ) }

You all know we love sausage. You’ve heard me mention a gazillion times how much we especially enjoy Johnsonville Sausages {Here are just a few of the recipes we’ve featured using those scrumptious sausages: Stuffed Turkey Breast w/Pomegranate Glaze,  Sausage Kebabs glazed w/balsamic and fig preserves, Ultimate Spaghetti Sauce…I could literally go on and on because, hello it’s sausage…told you we LOVE them and USE them all the time}

Why am I going on and on about Johnsonville Sausages {other than the obvious that they’re AWESOME ; ) } it’s because Johnsonville is currently running a promotion called…PASTAVILLE! Have you heard about it? Come closer…It’s an Italian Sausage recipe contest, which runs now, through Jan. 3, 2011. Pasta and Sausage together…sign me up!

Guess what YOU can ENTER too! All you need to do is visit JOHNSONVILLE PASTAVILLE and upload a recipe featuring {what else} Johnsonville Italian Sausage. Each entry gives YOU a chance to win the…wait for it… $10,000 grand prize! That’s a whole lot of cash! You could fulfill your culinary dream – whether that’s a kitchen remodeling project, new appliances, or a trip to ITALY {taking your favorite Italian loving blogger with you of course ; ) I’m happy to carry bags and translate LOL}

There are a total of $15,000 in PRIZES! $10K for the Grand Prize Winner! $3K for the runner up & $2K for third place…Not shabby eh? You can check out all the rules and regulations HERE!

To get you inspired, I prepared a little something something myself ; ) Pappardelle alla Salsiccia {Pappardelle Pasta with you got it Johnsonville Sausages} Pappardelle means ribbons in Italian and this pasta, is exactly that, ribbons and ribbons of luxurious egg pasta kissed with a beautiful Italian sausage and tomato sauce that’s given a little zing with some equisite balsamic vinegar! 

I saved a forkful just for YOU ; ) Now that you’ve had a little taste, off you go to whip up your own spectacular creation to ENTER! And pssst. don’t forget about me if you win ; ) Just sayin LOL  

Can’t wait to hear about YOUR entries!


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Pappardelle alla Salsiccia
What you’ll need:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium onion – diced
3 Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausages – casings removed
14.5 ounce can Italian San Marzano tomatoes
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 pound Pappardelle Pasta
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh flat leaf Italian Parsley – chopped

What to do:
1. Into a large saute pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and sausage. Reduce heat to Low. Stir to combine. Cook for approximately 10 minutes.

2. Place a large pot of water onto boil. Season generously with salt. When water boils, add pasta and cook until al dente.

3. Add tomatoes {crushing them with your hands or spoon} to onion and sausage mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add white wine and cook for an additional few minutes.

4. When pasta is al dente, drain and add to the tomato mixture. Toss to combine. Add balsamic vinegar and parsley.

5. Garnish with more parsley if desired and a grating of Parmigiano Reggiano!

Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    This is one great looking dish, the Italian sausage, pappardelle pasta and tomato sauce is a sure to delight taste sensation!

    Bon appetit!

  2. 2

    my heart be still! you ALWAYS do this to me Paula, always – i come here to see what you’ve been up to and come away ALWAYS wanting to make whatever is here. another fabulous job!

  3. 3

    i’ve never had pappardelle before…what’s the best pairing with that shape of pasta?

    • 3.1

      Ciao bella! Pappardelle Pastas are normally served with heavier meat based sauces : )

  4. 4

    yum… and YUM! I LOVE PASTA!! This looks amazing!

  5. 5

    This looks amazing, the photos are fantastic. I wish I had some sausage (and that they made gluten free pappardelle pasta), I would totally make this tonight! YUM.

  6. 6

    sounds delicious, simple, and perfect for cold weather. I think I’d add some spinach or arugula to the dish.

  7. 7

    oh che meraviglia! perfette per questo freddo!

  8. 8

    Yum! That is one fantastic looking dish! Love the photo with the fork at the end… Stunning!

  9. 9

    Forget the pappardelle, the typography on your site is great!

  10. 10

    Gorgeous photos, ho l’acqualina in bocca!

  11. 11

    Hmm…I’ve got a package of this in my freezer right now. Guess I know what I’m making for dinner this weekend!

  12. 12

    I am a total sausage fiend as well. Like, it’s serious. My freezer is chock full of them. And I am the only one in my apartment who’ll eat them. Will definitely be trying this pasta dish! And brainstorming ideas for the Johnsonville contest!

  13. 13

    And I’ll take that fork please!! I do love Johnsonville!

    This pasta looks so beautiful Paula, as always!

  14. 14

    A great looking dish!!

  15. 15
    Carol from Chicago /

    As always Paula, you changed my mind on what I’m making for dinner and once again I am running to the store to buy the ingredients to make your dish…….sounds yummie, easy, and fast…………….Guess what we’ll be eating tonight!!!!!

  16. 16

    Pasta looks delicious!! As always great pics. Do you have any tips or tricks for a newbie blogger on taking better food pics? Maybe a link that you use or what kind of camera you’re using?

  17. 17

    Lovely recipe, Paula. We cook with sausages all the time – really, what’s not to like? The sausage tucked into the folds of the pappardelle is very enticing.

  18. 18

    That pasta looks so fresh and delicious!!! Mmmmmm with a high quality pasta it for sure will taste awesome.

  19. 20

    I love pappardelle, so luxurious to eat 🙂

  20. 21

    what beautiful photos!!! and i LOOOOOVe pasta!

  21. 22

    That pasta looks and sounds fantastic! I hadn’t heard of the contest … had heard of the tastespotting/Johnsonville contest but not this one. That’s a lot of $$!

  22. 23

    Wow. That sums up your dish here…the photography, the warm colors, it is a mouth watering dish I would be proud to serve!

  23. 24

    this meal looks just delicious!!! nice job! 😀

  24. 25

    Pastalisious….I have nothing more to say…

  25. 26
    Rich /

    I have been using Johnsonville spicy italian sausages for cookouts for years – I love the things, though I’ve never used them for pastas – this looks like a great idea!

  26. 27

    Paula, Paula, Paula. I love you and I hate you at the same time. Is that okay? 😉

    This looks incredible and amazing and wonderful and way too delicious. Not to mention beautiful. I am so hungry now I can’t even describe it…!

  27. 28

    Oh my goodness you have my mouth watering. How can you not like pasta ribbons caressed in sauce and sausage…I’m in love can you tell 😉

  28. 29

    I made this last night. I LOVE LOVE this dish! And it was so quick and easy that I can make it during the week. Thanks for posting this recipe. It’s definitely a keeper!


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