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Orecchiette with Sausage and Mushrooms in a pink bowl and gold fork

Orecchiette with Sausage and Mushrooms

This quick and easy pasta will become your favorite weeknight dinner. The smell of cooking garlic, spicy sausage, and white wine simmering will fill your kitchen with delicious aromas.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword mushrooms, pasta, sausage, spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes


  • 8 ounces orecchiette or other small shape pasta
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 4 chicken sausages sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • Grated parmesan and zested lemon for serving


  • Cook pasta according to directions. Drain.
  • In a large sauté pan melt the butter of medium high heat and add the mushrooms and sausage. Cook for 5 minutes, until mushrooms are brown. Add garlic and stir, cooking for an additional minute or two.
  • Add wine and add a touch of heat to cook off alcohol and reduce the wine, 3-5 minutes. Add half and half and greens and stir to mix and wilt. Cook for 2-3 minutes more, until sauce is thick. Mix in pasta and season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with lemon zest and grated parmesan.