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Creamy Sausage-Mushroom Rigatoni

In Rome, we dined near the Pantheon. The amazing restaurant is now history, but its memory lives on in this tasty pasta with mushrooms and sausage. —Barbara Roozrokh, Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • Cook rigatoni according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain and remove sausage from pan.
  • In same skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper; cook, covered, 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and liquid is evaporated.
  • Stir in cream; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Return sausage to skillet; heat through. Drain pasta; serve with sauce. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup meat mixture with 1 cup pasta: 570 calories, 37g fat (19g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 529mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • mcjaeger68
    Nov 5, 2020

    I wanted something to make with Italian sausage but I did not have tomatoes or tomato sauce to use so I searched and searched and searched until I found this recipe. Yum! The flavors were wonderful in this dish. I followed the ingredients but added spinach at the last step. The sauce is one I will use in the future on plain pasta also. This is definitely a keeper!

  • Stephanie
    Oct 17, 2020

    Today I didn't know what to make... I had fresh italian sweet sausage & mushrooms..I didn't want to go out to the store. This recipe sounded good...it is a very good quick meal. Flavorful, my husband asked if there was enough for Jack. So when Jack walked in he said it smelled like an Mediterranean Kitchen....he ate a big bowl...asked for the recipe. The only thing different I did (out of habit) I chopped a small onion so that went in. I saved the recipe it will be a great meal for a group...hard crusty bread with cold salted butter ???? yum

  • Michelle
    Aug 20, 2020

    No comment left

  • Paulette
    Apr 15, 2020

    EXCELLENT meal! There is no need to make a ROUX since the cream will thicken up if you leave it alone and let it cook a little longer. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  • Carie
    Sep 30, 2019

    Whole family of picky eaters lived it. Followed the recipe all the way then added mozzarella cheese on top and put it in the oven to melt, came out amazing.

  • lauramarielawson
    May 3, 2019

    This is my husband's new favorite meal!

  • Claudia
    Jun 7, 2018

    I made this with a couple of adjustments.. I didn't have any cream on hand and I used Alfredo sauce ...easy and quick.

  • cctp1016
    May 5, 2018

    Very tasty! :)

  • Grammy Debbie
    Apr 11, 2018

    What a great recipe! Very easy to fix and such wonderful flavor! I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of adding a little milk to the sauce, but that was necessary because I had to hold the sauce on the stove for longer than expected when my husband got delayed at work and it had really gotten thick. I will definitely be making this again.

  • Rick
    Mar 28, 2018

    Easy to make and amazing!!!! Thank you taste of home.