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


★★★★★ 6 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


  1. Bring 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.
  2. Meanwhile, 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.
  3. Add 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.
  4. Stir 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.
  5. Add 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

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