Sauce Essentials: Sausage, Mushroom Awesome Sauce

Andy Anderson !


I made some fettuccini last night for a night out by the pond, and whipped up a fantastic sauce…


Creamy in nature with a slight tang from the buttermilk. Plus, I added sautéed mushrooms, and ground Italian sausage to boot… It is a killer.

I have my own spice combination; however, if you have a few “special” spices that you cannot live without… throw them in. The more the merrier.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen


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5 Min
30 Min
Stove Top



  • 4 oz
    italian sausage, ground, hot or mild, your choice
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 4 oz
    white, or brown button mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 c
    sharp white cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1/4 tsp
    hungarian paprika
  • 1/8
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper

How to Make Sauce Essentials: Sausage, Mushroom Awesome Sauce


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add the ground sausage to a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Cook until all the pink is removed, about 5 – 7 minutes. Drain on paper towels, and reserve.
  5. Clean, stem, and slice the mushrooms.
  6. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel, then add the butter, and oil to a pan over medium heat.
  7. Add the mushrooms, a pinch of salt, and the flour. Cook the mushrooms until they begin to brown, about 5 – 7 minutes, and reserve.
  8. Add the cream, buttermilk, both cheeses, salt, pepper paprika, and cayenne to a sauce pan over medium-low heat.
  9. Slowly bring the pan up to heat, and stir until the cheeses melt into the cream and buttermilk, about 12 – 15 minutes.
  10. Chef’s Note: Keep the heat low, and never let the sauce come to a boil.
  11. Add the mushrooms, and incorporate it into the sauce.
  12. Add the sausage.
  13. Stir to combine all the ingredients, and allow the sauce to come back to heat, about 2 - 3 minutes.
  15. Serve over your favorite pasta, and do not forget some fresh crusty bread. Enjoy.
  16. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sauce Essentials: Sausage, Mushroom Awesome Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free

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