This is Alexander’s favorite pasta dish and also an easy meal to prepare. I used tri-color rotini because the boys like colorful pasta.
Sausage & Mushroom Rotini Recipe (serves 4 people)
10-15 fresh button/crimini mushrooms– cut into big chunks
1 lb raw sausage (mild or spicy)– break into same size as mushrooms
1 small container Parmesan & Basil pasta sauce
3 cloves garlic– finely chopped
dash of chili flakes– optional
6 oz dry rotini pasta
- In a big pot with enough boiling water, add in some salt and cook rotini until al dente. Drained.
- Saute sausage with olive oil in a deep pan until about cooked. Add in garlic, mushrooms, chili flakes and cook until the aroma comes out. Salt and pepper to taste. Add in drained rotini and pasta sauce. Turn heat to medium low and stir quickly. Dish out and serve immediately.
- Sausage: remove the sausage casing before breaking up the meat, or you can buy sausage in a bulk. Use real sausage and not some processed types that taste like hot links or hot dogs.
- Use any kind of pasta sauce to suit your taste ie: alfredo, marinara, tomato basil, pesto etc…