Thursday, October 25, 2007

Last Minute Pasta With Sweet Fennel Italian Sausages & Mushrooms

Pasta with Sweet Fennel Italian Sausages & Mushrooms

Total time: 20 minutes
Serves 4

Your favorite pasta…I like something small and that will hold the sauce, this time I used curly egg noodles. (1 cup per person)
4-6 links sweet fennel Italian sausages
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 -3 cups cremini mushrooms, thickly sliced (I like a chunky sauce)
½ jar (700ml) of your favorite pasta tomato based sauce
½ tsp red chili pepper flakes
Parmesan cheese

1. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente (check the package for time – usually 7-8 minutes)

2. While the water is coming to a boil, broil the sausages – about 8-10 minutes total. Slice them in 2” pieces and set aside.

3. At the same time, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat and sauté the onions, garlic until the onions are soft and golden (about 5 minutes). Add the mushrooms and sauté until they brown. Add the chili pepper flakes, pasta sauce, sausages, and sauté for an additional 5 minutes.

4. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and place in a serving bowl and toss with the sauce, taste for additional seasoning and serve with lots of grated Parmesan.

Related links:

No comments: