Farfalle with Sausages and Mushrooms

farfalle with sausages and mushrooms

As fall sets in, it is a perfect time for Farfalle with Sausages and Mushrooms.  It is comfort food at it’s best.  Serve it with a nice green salad and perhaps a glass of wine.

Farfalle with Sausages and Mushrooms is a  tasty combination of Farfalle (Bowtie) pasta, Italian sausage, mushrooms and peppers in a cream sauce.

It have made it with mild Italian sausages, which gave it a nice bite, but I have also made it with some local Chicken, Asiago and Pepper sausages.  In both cases the sausages had a little spice in them, which added to the flavour of the dish.


Farfalle with Sausage and Mushrooms

Serves 4 - 6
Inspiration Modified Taste of Home recipe


  • 2 Cups uncooked farfalle (bowtie) pasta
  • 4 - 5 Italian sausages (have also used Chicken Asiago Pepper Sausages)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Medium to large onion (medium chop)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 1 Sweet red, yellow, orange or green pepper (medium chop)
  • 8 - 10 Medium sized cremini or white mushrooms
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 Cups half and half cream (10%)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley


Cut the sausages into bite size pieces, using scissors. This is easier to do than using a knife, because scissors do not squish the sausage.

In a large frying pan, cook the sausage in oil and butter over medium heat until well browned. Set aside.
Farfalle Sausage and Mushrooms browning the sausages
In the same frying pan, saute the onion and garlic until they are soft and translucent. Add the peppers and cook until the vegetables are tender.
Farfalle Sausage and Mushrooms saute the vegetables
Add the sliced mushrooms and continue to stir fry until the mushrooms have release their moisture and are soft. Add the salt and pepper and stir the spices in well.
Farfalle Sausage and Mushrooms with the added mushrooms
Measure out the farfalle (bowtie pasta) and bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the pasta according to the package direction.
Farfalle Sausage and Mushrooms prepare the pasta
Meanwhile, add the wine or broth and the sausages to the vegetable mix in the frying pan and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the cream and cheese. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the mixture thickens.
Farfalle Sausage and Mushrooms add the cream and cheese
Drain the pasta. In a large bowl combine the sausage mixture and pasta. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan and chopped parsley (if desired).
Farfalle Sausage and Mushrooms

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