Spaghetti with Sausage-Mushroom Sauce

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A nice change from pasta loaded with spaghetti sauce. This dish adds enough sauce to coat the pasta while allowing the flavors of the mushrooms, rosemary and sausage to come through.

Recipe from Food Network Magazine

★★★★★ 3 votes
25 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


12 oz
spaghetti pasta
3 tsp
olive oil
3/4 lb
italian sausage (sweet or hot with casings removed)
1 pkg
8-oz. package sliced mushrooms
freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 tsp
fresh rosemary, chopped
1/4 c
heavy cream
shredded parmesan cheese

How to Make Spaghetti with Sausage-Mushroom Sauce


  • 1Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package instructions. Reserve 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid, then drain.
  • 2Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp. oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned , about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  • 3Add the remaining 2 tsp. oil to the skillet and increase the heat to medium-high. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes.
  • 4Stir the tomato paste and rosemary into mushrooms and cook, stirring 1 minute. Return the sausage to the skillet, then add the cream and 1 cup reserved pasta water; bring to a gentle simmer and cook until slightly thickened, 8-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 5Add the spaghetti to the skillet and toss with the sauce mixture, adding some of the reserved 1/2 cup cooking water to loosen, if needed. Top with shredded parmesan.

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About Spaghetti with Sausage-Mushroom Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy