Italian Sausage Pasta


  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 lb Melina’s Linguini (or any pasta of your choice)
  • 1 pint baby  bella mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 onion, julienne
  • 1 quart Carolina Flavors marinara sauce


Heat a large pot with water and cook pasta per packet instructions.

While pasta is cooking, in a large and deep skillet  heat 1- 2  Tb olive oil over medium high heat.

Add  Italian sausage and break up with a wooden spoon to brown. Once sausage is browned and cooked through, remove sausage from the pan and drain off excess fat leaving approximately 1 Tb still in the pan. Add mushrooms to the pan and cook 1-2 minutes stirring once. Add julienne onions to the pan with  the mushrooms and season with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions and mushrooms  are starting to soften a bit and any excess moisture has  cooked out. Remove  pan from heat and carefully add marinara sauce. Return pan to medium heat, add sausage back in and  bring sauce to a simmer. Simmer gently for 5 minutes or so. Taste and adjust seasoning. For best results, cook pasta just under aldente and add pasta directly from cooking water to sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes  in sauce to finish the pasta.

Chefs Pro Tip: Not a fan of mushrooms? Try adding fresh spinach, or broccoli rabe!