Sausage Pasta with  Red Pesto

add ingredients for the red pesto to your food processor

pulse until roughly chopped

dice the shallot

mince the  garlic cloves

remove casings from sausages, chop into  small pieces

heat oil and butter  over medium

add sausages,  cook until they  start to brown

add garlic,  shallot,  salt, pepper  and thyme cook for  2 minutes

deglaze with  white wine, simmer for  2 minutes

boil pasta  al dente in  salted water

stir in  prepared pesto

simmer for  10 minutes

scoop up 1 cup  cooking water,  drain the pasta

toss in pasta  and 1/2 cup  cooking water

finish off with basil and black pepper