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Fresh Pasta with Sausage and Mushrooms

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Serves three to four.

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 97

You can find fresh pasta in the refrigerated section of your supermarket. For a spicier dish, use hot Italian chicken sausage.

  • Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 lb. sweet Italian chicken sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 lb. mixed sliced mushrooms (like oyster, shiitake, and cremini)
  • 4 medium scallions (white and green parts), trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup drained canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup lower-salt chicken broth
  • 1 12-oz. package fresh linguine or fettuccine
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering hot. Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, scallions, rosemary, red pepper flakes, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper and cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms soften and start to brown, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and chicken broth, bring to a boil, and then cover and reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook until the sausage is heated through and the flavors are melded, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package timing until it’s just al dente. Drain well and add to the sauce along with half of the Parmigiano. Cook over medium heat, tossing for 1 minute. Serve sprinkled with the remaining Parmigiano and some black pepper.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 490; Fat (g): fat g 17; Fat Calories (kcal): 150; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 4.5; Protein (g): protein g 30; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 5; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 55; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1.5; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 1280; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 115; Fiber (g): fiber g 5;

Photo: Scott Phillips

This recipe is not only easy but incredibly delicious! After making it for my husband, I made it for friends who begged for the recipe. This is a winner!

I made this recipe for a quick meal. It was easy and delicious! The flavors were just right for a savory meal.

I made this recipe for a quick meal. It was easy and delicious! The flavors were just right for a savory meal.

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