Easy Pasta with Italian Sausage and Mushrooms

Italian sausage and mushrooms with pasta in Pomodoro sauce, also called Salciccia con Orecchiette e Funghi, is an easy to make simple dish perfect for weeknights.

Salciccia con Orecchiette e Funghi (Italian Sausage and Mushrooms with Pasta in Pomodoro Sauce

Salciccia con Orecchiette e Funghi

bu Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This pasta dish is made of saucer shaped orecchiette pasta and a basic Pomodoro sauce with a little cream. It comes together really fast for an easy weeknight meal.

Salciccia con Orecchiette e Funghi (Italian Sausage and Mushrooms with Pasta in Pomodoro Sauce)

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 25mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Salciccia con Orecchiette e Funghi (Italian Sausage and Mushrooms with Pasta in Pomodoro Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 28 ounces San Marzano tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/2 cup cream or half-and-half (cream preferred but half-and-half for a lighter calorie, lower fat  option)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 ounces orechiette pasta, cooked al dente in salted water

Method:

  1. Brown sausage onion and garlic in a large skillet, cooking until crumbled; drain excess fat.
  2. Add mushrooms and continue to saute until mushrooms are soft.
  3. Stir in seasonings and tomatoes, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes., stirring occasionally.
  4. While sauce is simmering cook orecchiette pasta in boiling salted water as your package directs or until al dente; drain.
  5. Remove sauce from heat and stir in the parsley, cream and Parmesan until blended.
  6. Toss pasta with sauce and serve.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Salciccia con Orecchiette e Funghi (Italian Sausage and Mushrooms with Pasta in Pomodoro Sauce

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