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!
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!
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:
- Cook the pasta
- Brown the sausage
- Saute the mushrooms
- 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
- 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.