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Sausage and Mushroom Pasta with Rocket

This easy Sausage and Mushroom Pasta with Rocket is a real crowd pleaser. Full of savoury flavour with an added bite of peppery rocket.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: mushrooms, pasta, sausage
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 843kcal
Author: Carrie Carvalho


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 400 gram herby pork sausage, ideally Lincolnshire
  • 300 gram chestnut or button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 200 ml white wine can sub chicken stock
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 50 gram baby leaf rocket (arugula)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley or 1 tsp dried
  • 300 gram your favourite pasta


  • Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or pot over a medium to high heat.
  • Slice the sausage skins and pop out the meat into the pan.
  • Brown the sausage meat and break it up with the back of a spatula or wooden spoon as it cooks - it should all crumble and resemble mince.
  • Once the meat is brown, about 5-8 minutes, scoop out the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in the pan then fry the onions for a couple of minutes till they start to soften.
  • Add in the garlic and mushrooms and cook for a couple of minutes before you pour over the wine.
  • Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes while you cook the pasta according to packet instructions, then drain. Reserve a cup of the pasta cooking water.
  • Stir in the parsley and sausage, then turn the heat to low and pour over the cream.
  • Season with salt and a generous amount of black pepper, mix well then stir in the pasta. If the sauce is too thick to mix, use some of the reserved water from the pasta, adding a tablespoon at a time.
  • Place the rocket on top of the pasta mix and give it a minute till it starts to wilt down before you mix everything together.
  • Serve with some grated parmesan and an optional sprinkle of chilli flakes.


Calories: 843kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 675mg | Potassium: 828mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1191IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg