Savory Sausage and Mushroom Cream Pasta

Dive into a comforting bowl of pasta bursting with the flavors of earthy mushrooms, smoky sausage, and rich cream. This dish is a perfect blend of textures and tastes, making it a delightful meal for any day of the week.


  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 8 oz (approx. 0.5 lb) fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 16 oz (1 lb) smoked sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 8 oz (0.5 lb) your choice of pasta (penne or fusilli work great)
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, cubed
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Dried oregano, to taste
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped (for garnish, optional)
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  1. Prepare the Pasta: Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Sauté the Base: In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté until translucent. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they’re soft and have released their moisture.
  3. Cook the Sausage: Introduce the sliced smoked sausage to the skillet, stirring until the sausage is nicely browned on the edges. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  4. Add Tomatoes and Broth: Stir in the diced tomatoes, letting them cook down for a couple of minutes. Pour in the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a simmer, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  5. Combine with Pasta: Add the cooked pasta to the skillet, mixing well to ensure the pasta is evenly coated with the sauce.
  6. Creamy Transformation: Lower the heat and stir in the heavy cream, seasoning with salt, pepper, and oregano to taste. Allow the sauce to gently simmer until it thickens slightly.
  7. Cheese and Garnish: Sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese over the pasta, stirring until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy. If desired, garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness.
  8. Serve Warm: Serve the creamy sausage and mushroom pasta hot, ensuring each plate is filled with the comforting, creamy goodness of this hearty dish.

Enjoy this creamy delight with a side of crusty bread or a light salad for a complete, satisfying meal.