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Sausage and Mushroom Pasta

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Mushrooms are a staple in my everyday meal plan as I can enjoy them in a variety of foods like pasta, pizza or even enjoyed raw, baked or sauteed. Mushrooms have a variety of nutritional characteristics that make them a fantastic vegetable choice. They provide vitamins such as vitamin c, choline, riboflavin, folic acid, thiamine, pantothenic acid, and niacin. Mushrooms are also a rich source of minerals such as selenium, potassium, copper, iron, and phosphorus.

As the seasons continue to change, I love warmer dishes to enjoy on those cooler nights. A great thing about pasta dishes is that they can be paired down to feed one, or you can boil more and easily increase the amount needed. This sausage and mushroom pasta is the perfect pasta dish, and I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Sausage and Mushroom Pasta

Ingredients:

Spaghetti or pasta of your choice

¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste

1 C of raw mushrooms, halved

2 Tablespoons of Butter or Olive Oil

1 large sausage link, sliced (I enjoy turkey sausage, but there are many kinds!)

Parsley, to taste

Garlic Powder, to taste

Paprika, to taste

Directions:

  1. Bring the water to a boil according to the instructions on the box. Add pasta/spaghetti, and cook pasta to recommend time per amount chosen.
  1. Using a cutting board, chop mushrooms in half. Place mushroom halves in a bowl and set to the side.
  2. Chop the turkey sausage into bite size pieces (size based on preference).
  3. In a medium sized pan on medium heat, add either butter or oil. Place mushrooms and turkey sausage in the pan and sauté until fully cooked. At this time you may season with garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper if desired.
  4. Plate your pasta and then lay the mushroom and sausage mixture on top. Pair with a roasted veggie or side of fruit. Enjoy!





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