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Creamy Pasta Boscaiola with Mushrooms and Sausage

Pasta Boscaiola is a delicious Creamy Pasta Dish made with Mushrooms, Sausage and Cream. The perfect Italian Comfort dish.

pasta boscaiola in a black pot

This delicious hearty Italian Pasta Dish is a typical Fall Pasta comfort food. Inspired by freshly picked mushrooms in the Fall in the Italian woods.

I didn’t go mushroom picking but I did wake up to a nice blanket of snow this morning, and this is the perfect Pasta dish that we need on a day like today.

olive trees covered in snow


I decided to make my Pasta dish the typical White Creamy way. Made with whole cream, chopped mushrooms and Italian sausage and I like to give it a little kick with some hot pepper flakes.

how to make pasta boscaiola uncooked in the pan and cooked

Different types of Pasta Alla Boscaiola

  • Boscaiola Pasta always includes mushrooms
  • But it is sometimes made with chopped onions, pancetta or sausage (casing removed) and of course mushrooms, usually Porcini mushrooms in a delicious tomato sauce.
  • Or sometimes with peas in either a white sauce or red sauce and of course don’t forget the mushrooms.
  • Some like to use short pasta, penne pasta and others prefer a long pasta, such as linguine.
  • Or made the way I have made this Boscaiola Recipe with fresh whole cream, mushrooms and Italian sausage.
  • Whichever way you choose this is Pasta dish is really delicious.
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This is a quick and easy Pasta Recipe that is perfect for either the weeknight or even the weekend.

I like to serve it with chopped fresh parsley and sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan Cheese.

I also chose short ridgy pasta because as the Italian says, it’s the best pasta, so that all the ingredients cling to it! Buon Appetito!

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Stuffed Baked Paccheri Pasta

Baked Creamy Cheesy White Sauce Gnocchi

Creamy White Sauce Lasagna

boscaiola pasta cooked
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Creamy Pasta Boscaiola with Mushrooms and Sausage

Rosemary Molloy
Creamy Pasta Boscaiola is a delicious Pasta Dish made with Mushrooms, Sausage and Cream, can be served with short or long pasta.  The perfect Italian Comfort dish.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 629 kcal


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 – 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 3 Italian sausages (casing removed and cut into pieces)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • salt to taste
  • hot pepper flakes or pepper if desired
  • 1/2 cup whole cream
  • 3 cups cooked pasta (approximately 1 1/2 – 2 cups dry)
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • In salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain and add to mixture.
  • While Pasta is cooking, in a large pan add the olive oil, garlic and mushrooms, cook approximately 5-7 minutes, then add the chopped sausage and parsley, and hot pepper flakes or pepper, cook until cooked and tender,(taste for salt) then add the cream and cook until slightly thickened, then add the pasta and cook 1-2 minutes.  Serve immediately with fresh chopped parsley and parmesan cheese.  Enjoy!


Calories: 629kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 676mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2.8mg
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  1. 5 stars
    It’s a great base recipe. I was out of mushrooms so used red and yellow capsicums, no parmesan so used blue cheese, no runny cream but had cream fraise…you could add wine etc..was delish

  2. 5 stars
    Excellent! Easy, Delicious, Adaptable! My full blooded Italian husband and the whole family, including kids, loved this! Will make again. Any suggestions for veggies to use for a vegetarian version?

    1. Hi Joanie, thanks so much, so glad everyone enjoyed it, your husband too! Peas, asparagus, leeks, shallots, onions, fennel and tomatoes all go well with mushrooms. Hope this helps. Take care!

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