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Easy Mushroom and Sausage Pasta

Easy mushroom and sausage pasta using store-bought pasta sauce. This quick and easy recipe turns out like restaurant quality pasta and requires 30 minutes or less to make!

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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know I’m all about no-frills simplicity.

For me, the perfect date night involves a home-cooked meal prepared together and intriguing conversation. I know. I’m so contemporary.

Those of you who are looking to plan a romantic evening in the cozy confines of your indoor arrangement, you’ll keep this sausage pasta recipe as a household staple!

This pasta is  a.) simple yet show-stopping, b.) quick and easy to prepare (you only need 30 minutes of spare time!) and c.) budget-friendly! 

You may already have everything you need on hand!

Mushroom and sausage pasta

Mushroom and Sausage Pasta

Ingredients Needed for This Pasta:

Just 3 ingredients are necessary to make this delicious meal happen: pasta, sausage, mushrooms, and sauce!

How to Make Easy Sausage Pasta:

All I did to prepare this recipe was pick up gluten-free pasta, pre-made sauce (I used Bertolli Balsamic Vinegar and Caramelized Onions Sauce, but you can use your favorite store-bought sauce), sausage (I used Carando Italian Sausage, but I also love using chicken sausage!), and mushrooms. Once ingredients are gathered, we perform the following:

  1. Cook the pasta
  2. Brown the sausage
  3. Saute the mushrooms
  4. Bring it all together + serve

Crazy simple, right? I blush.

Optional change-ups to the recipe?

  • You can use any gluten-free or gluten-filled noodle of choice, and
  • Select your favorite store-bought pasta sauce. 
  • Change up the sausage selection to your heart’s delight. Any type of Italian sausage is great. I often use chicken sausage of all varieties.

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Mushroom and Sausage Pasta

Mushroom and sausage pasta is a hearty, comforting meal!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
4 Servings


  • 1 lb Italian sausage links
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 jar pasta sauce of choice
  • 12 ounces gluten-free rotini pasta, cooked and drained, or spiral
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Heat a large cast iron (or non-stick) skillet to medium high and place sausage links on the hot skillet. brown sausage until golden brown and crispy, about 5 to 7 minutes. Flip and repeat on the other side. Continue cooking and flipping until sausage is cooked through.. Remove sausage from skillet and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Return slices to the hot skillet and sear on both sides until browned. Transfer sausage to a bowl and set aside until ready to use.
  • Add mushrooms to the skillet with the sausage fat (if necessary, add oil to the skillet). Cook mushrooms over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Return sausage to skillet with the mushrooms. Stir in sauce and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.
  • Spoon sauce over hot pasta and sprinkle with cheese.


Serving: 1grams
Course: Main Dishes, Pastas
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free pasta recipes, healthy pasta recipes, marinara pasta, one pot butternut squash and sausage pasta
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Julia
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Keri Justice

Monday 15th of February 2016

I would make a baked ziti casserole!! Yum #BertolliDateNight & #CarandoDateNight

Linda C.

Monday 15th of February 2016

I'd make Chicken & Sausage Scarpariello Arrabbiata! #BertolliDateNight #CarandoDateNight


Sunday 14th of February 2016

I'd make some spicy sausage ziti. #BertolliDateNight #CarandoDateNight


Sunday 14th of February 2016

I would make a baked ziti with sausage. So good! Add a salad, some wine, and crusty artisan bread, and date night is complete.


Saturday 13th of February 2016

I would grill and then slice the sausages and mix them in with a delicious spaghetti/sauce combination. #BertolliDateNight #CarandoDateNight

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