Pasta alla boscaiola is some serious comfort food. Porcini mushrooms, sausage and vegetables are cooked in a savory tomato cream sauce then poured over your favorite pasta. It is just what you need in these cooler months to come.
I only used a half pound of parppardelle pasta when I made this, but you can make more. There should be enough sauce for almost a whole pound. Penne or farfalle pasta would be great with this too. I also could not find any fresh porcini mushrooms so i used dried ones re-hydrating them before I began cooking. If you love things with mushrooms I highly recommend you give my mushroom galette a try!
- 8oz. egg Pappardelle pasta
- 3 mild Italian sausages (pork or chicken)
- 1oz. dried porcini mushrooms rehydrated
- ½ large onion minced
- ½ large carrot minced
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 4 cloves garlic
- Handful of parsley for sauce and extra for garnish
- 1 tsp. tomato paste
- 14.5 oz. can of diced or stewed tomatoes (if stewed break it up a bit)
- ½ cup cream
- Parmesan cheese for garnish
- Red pepper flakes
Re-hydrate your porcini mushrooms in a pot of water. The back of the package should tell you how.
While they are re-hydrating, break apart and brown your sausage in a large pan. Drain the extra oil from the pan.
When that’s close to done, place your onion, carrot, garlic and parsley into a food processor and pulse a few times till everything is finely chopped but not puréed.
Place that into the pan with your sausage and also add your Italian seasoning. Mix and cook together for 3-5 minutes. Then, add in your tomato paste, stewed tomatoes and mushrooms. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add salt and red pepper, if needed. Once it is to your taste, bring it down to a simmer.
Cook your pasta in boiling salted water till al dente. About two minutes before your pasta is done, add your cream to your sauce and mix.
I like to add my pasta straight from the boiling water to the pan and mix. Then, allow it to sit for a few minutes off the heat before serving so the pasta and the sauce combine.
Sprinkle with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese, parsley and serve.
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