Linguine alla Panna with Sausage

This recipe is a nod to a local Italian eatery. The sauce is a labor of love and your choice of protein such as sliced Italian sausage or sliced grilled chicken may be used. Add a salad and toasted garlic bread for a complete meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
3 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio)

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper

  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes in juice, undrained

  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream

  • ½ (16 ounce) package linguine pasta

  • 2 links cooked sweet Italian-style chicken sausage, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons basil, cut chiffonade style

  • ¼ cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft and lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and stir until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in white wine and chicken broth; stir to combine. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, red pepper, and black pepper. Bring sauce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

  2. Pour in tomatoes with liquid and cook on a low simmer for 30 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and allow to cool slightly. Pour sauce into a blender and process until smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if desired. Return sauce to saucepan and heat over lowest setting until warm. Pour in cream and stir to combine.

  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes.

  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook sliced sausage until browned and heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Drain pasta and add to sauce. Gently mix to combine.

  6. Divide pasta and sauce amongst individual serving bowls or plates and top with sliced sausage. Garnish with basil chiffonade and Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

766 Calories
35g Fat
74g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 766
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 1435mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 250mg 19%
Iron 9mg 49%
Potassium 661mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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