Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

A delicious dish with orecchiette pasta, sausage and mushrooms. Recipe from Family Circle.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook pasta as package directs.
  2. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water.
  3. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  4. If necessary, break large pieces apart with a wooden spoon.
  5. Add mushrooms and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Pour in wine, reserved pasta water and black pepper.
  7. Stir in basil.
  8. Remove from heat; toss with pasta and cheese.
  9. Note: For perfect pasta every time, for 1 pound of dried pasta, bring at least 6 quarts of salted water to a boil.
  10. Add all of the pasta.
  11. With wooden spoon, stir once or twice to prevent sticking.
  12. Check at suggested time; if cooked properly, there will be no white inside.


Most Helpful

Delicious flavor, quick and easy to make for a work night or when you are feeling less labor intensive! Great meal we will repeat soon!! I made as directed except used sliced jalepeno Aidell's sausages. YUM! Thanks for another keeper, Lainey!!!

Mommy Diva September 28, 2007

Super good. I used sliced sauteed zucchini as I didnt have mushrooms. SO good I wouldn't change it. Fast and restaurant quality results. Good instructions.

Kasha March 25, 2011

A tasty and easy to prepare meal. Zero tolerance of anything hot and spicy, so I used my favourite gourmet chicken and chive sausages and added some minced garlic and thyme towards the end of step 5. Otherwise, I made this exactly to the recipe and wouldn't want to change a thing. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe, Lainey. Made for Gimme 5.

bluemoon downunder July 28, 2009

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