One Pot Sausage, Mushroom and Mozzarella Pasta


One Pot Sausage, Mushroom and Mozzarella Pasta (2)

What could be better, on a weeknight after a long day at work, than a meal which essentially cooks itself? After some brief browning of sausage meat, all the effort this meal involves is throwing it (or placing gently, whichever suits) all in a pan, putting a lid on and returning 15 minutes later for a comforting, oozy pasta dish.

Today, the weather has been the sort that makes me crave pasta. Although it was a comparatively warm start, it was raining buckets and I arrived at work sodden after my miserable 25 minute walk. By the time I left work, the weather couldn’t have been more different (but not in a good way) – it was clear and bright but with an icy, biting wind. Brrr!

So this meal was just what was needed – easy, tasty and like a nice warm hug.

You could easily make this dish vegetarian by swapping the sausages for porcini mushrooms, and using veg stock rather than chicken stock. You should also play around with the type of pasta you use; I went for caserecce which hubby described as “short bits of spaghetti making out”. It sucked the juice up nicely, which was the main thing. Use whatever type you like – be creative – use a shape you’d never heard of before!

This will serve 6 and takes 30 minutes to make.

One Pot Sausage, Mushroom and Mozzarella Pasta (1)

One Pot Sausage Pasta Bake

1 tbsp olive oil

4 good quality sausages

1 onion

250g chestnut mushrooms

2 garlic cloves

1 small glass red wine

2 x 400g tins whole plum/cherry tomatoes

600ml chicken stock

400g dried pasta

20g grated parmesan

150g mozzarella

1 handful basil leaves

1. Remove the casings from the sausage meat and put the meat in a large casserole dish with the olive oil. Cook over a medium heat until starting to brown, using a wooden spoon to break up the meat.

2. Add the chopped onion and sliced mushrooms, cook for a further 2 minutes then add the sliced garlic. Tip in the wine and allow to boil down for 2 minutes.

3. Stir in the tomatoes (and juice) and stock. Being to the boil, then add the pasta. Turn the heat down to low, put a lid on and cook for 10-15 minutes, until the pasta is just cooked.

4. Turn the heat off, stir through the grated parmesan and torn basil leaves, then tear up the mozzarella and dot over the top of the dish. Put the lid back on for 3-4 minutes until the mozzarella has melted. Enjoy!

One Pot Sausage, Mushroom and Mozzarella Pasta (3)

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30 thoughts on “One Pot Sausage, Mushroom and Mozzarella Pasta

  1. MrsGlade February 26, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Ha! I was already trying to decide how I would adapt it to a veggie version and then got to your advice! Strange but true! I was in Chester too this afternoon and couldn’t believe how bitingly cold the wind was. Spring is on the way though xx

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    • harrietyoung38 February 26, 2015 / 8:46 pm

      Haha, you probably saw me storming around with my scarf and gloves on! Can’t wait for Spring šŸ™‚ xx

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  2. Jana Thomas~Ortega February 26, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    This recipe is right uP my alley! Re blogging on my blog so it can easily access it when ready to make it.
    Great simple yet when paired together delicious ingredients for a hearty meal šŸ˜‰ thanks!

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  3. Shekin D. February 27, 2015 / 2:40 am

    wow looks delicious! love all the photos you posted, im hungry!!! hehe

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  4. bombcosmetics February 27, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    This actually made our hearts melt a little bit. We know what’s on our menu for the weekend x

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  5. Randy February 27, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    This looks delectable Harriet. I love one pot dishes.

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  6. Georgina February 27, 2015 / 6:07 pm

    That looks lovely – and just perfect for a week night supper!

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  7. chef mimi February 28, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Pasta and sausages make a fantastic one pot meal! Love that you added fresh mozzarella, too!

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  8. nazima February 28, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    perfect comfort food and great for families. One pot meals are just right for a midweek supper, nice and fuss free!

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  9. jignatailor March 1, 2015 / 8:47 am

    This looks like a great dish – I do love the old one pot wonders, quick and simple =]

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  10. Jack Phillips March 1, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    Making this tonight for a very hungover Frankie! Looks lovely

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