Pasta with Italian Sausage

A platter of Pasta with Italian Sausage

Start out your weekend with an EASY but fabulous dinner. Pasta with Italian Sausage is creamy and full of flavor but just takes a few quick steps so you can enjoy a relaxing evening. 




  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Remove casing from sausage and place in skillet. Add 1 teaspoon of rosemary and mash it into the sausage with the back of a wooden spoon while breaking up the sausage into small pieces. Continue to cook until browned and cooked through. Remove from the skillet and place on a paper towel lined plate. When slightly cooled, place in a bowl and pour cream over it. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Drain and return the pasta to the pot.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, return the skillet to medium heat and if needed add some olive oil and then mushrooms. Saute, stirring often until soft and browned about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic, 1 teaspoon rosemary, and pepper, cook for about 1 minute. Stir in wine and cook until completely evaporated.
  4. Add sausage cream mixture to mushroom mixture along with 1/2 cup of reserved water and simmer for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add cheese, stirring until incorporated.
  5. Add sauce to pasta along with lemon juice and serve.
  6. Inspired by America’s Test Kitchen