Tassel Ridge® Fettuccine with Italian Sausage, Broccolini, and Grape Tomatoes


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ lb Italian sausage
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups cooked fettuccine reserve pasta water
  • cups broccolini blanched and chilled
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan


  1. Heat oil in large skillet. Add sausage, crumbling as it cooks. Once cooked, add garlic, red pepper, and salt. Cook about 2 minutes. Add pasta, broccolini, and tomatoes. Cook until broccolini is warmed through, about 3 minutes. Add enough pasta water, about 1 cup, to make a thin sauce. Toss to coat. Split between two plates or pasta bowls. Top with Parmesan. Serve immediately. Serves 2.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation— Iowa In the Dark

Iowa In the Dark is a light, dry, red wine with strawberry notes and toasty oak on the nose followed by hints of caramel on the finish. This wine is a blend of Marquette, St. Croix, and Frontenac grapes grown in our Mahaska County vineyards.