Baked Pasta with Sausage and Baby Portobello Mushroom White Sauce


This easy-to-make, flavorful dish will impress your family or friends and have them coming back for more!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 - 9x13 inch baked pasta


  • 1 pound penne pasta

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage

  • 1 pound baby portobello mushrooms, sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded whole milk mozzarella


  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil; cook the penne uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.

  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the sausage in the hot oil until crumbly and no longer pink, about 7 minutes: remove from the skillet, leaving the fat in the pan, and set aside. Pour the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil into the skillet and add the mushrooms and garlic. Cook and stir until the mushrooms have browned and begun to release their liquid, about 5 minutes more. Return the sausage to the skillet and pour in the heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper and return to a simmer, cooking until the sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes more. Pour the sauce over the pasta and stir. Stir in 1/2 cup mozzarella and Parmesan. Pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

  4. Broil in the preheated oven until the mozzarella cheese is bubbly and golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
27g Fat
32g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 179mg 14%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 180mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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