Don't forget to save the pasta water! When your pasta is just about done cooking, carefully use a measuring cup to skim about 1/2 a cup of water from the pot. Set it aside until you're ready to dress the pasta. Pasta water (AKA liquid gold) has starch in it so that it helps the sauce stick to each noodle and coat it evenly.
This sausage mushroom pasta is a "prep and cook as you go" dinner! While the pasta is boiling, get the sausage browning. While the sausage is browning, slice up the garlic and mushrooms. Then add everything together and create the quick, creamy sauce. By the time noodles are cooked al dente, it will be time to add them right to the sausage and mushroom sauce!
If you're looking to save time on the prep of this recipe, buy pre-sliced baby Bella mushrooms! They're usually only slightly more expensive and will save you a few minutes of prep time!
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