Pasta with Sweet Fennel Italian Sausages & Mushrooms
Total time: 20 minutes
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
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.
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