Whole Grain Pasta with Organic Chicken Sausage, Peppers & Mushrooms



Sometimes you just need some good ole’ comfort food in the the form of a hearty whole pasta with my garden peppers, button mushrooms and organic chicken sausage!  Am I right?  And you can’t go wrong with lovely Parmesan Cheese sprinkled over the top!

Now when it comes to chicken sausage, or any sausage for that matter, I am extremely picky.  There are certain brands that I avoid all together and not all brands are the same so my suggestion is you pick the brand that you and your family prefer.  It took me a few tries with various other chicken sausage to come across a brand that we all love.  Some were to spicy, others to sweet, some not much flavor at all and some just plain gross.  This brand seems to be a nice combination of all good things.  I am lucky that I live in the land of  Italians here in NY so we have a lot of Italian specialty stores where this is sold not already pre-packaged.  Again, choose the one you and your family will eat best!


If you don’t have a garden of your own, I highly recommend finding a farmers market to pick up local veggies and fruits.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my Wegman’s but they wouldn’t notice if I stopped shopping there.  I figure if I give to the local farmers I am helping them keep their farms going and I know exactly where my stuff is coming from.  Plus, I find so many more things at farmer’s markets!  That can be good and bad 😉


Feel free to substitute regular Italian sausage.  It just won’t be as healthy.  You can also add spinach or kale or even crushed red pepper flakes for some extra heat!  The options are endless!


Yield: 6 Servings

Whole Grain Pasta with Organic Chicken Sausage, Peppers & Mushrooms

10 minPrep Time:

20 minCook Time:

30 minTotal Time:

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  • 12 oz whole grain pasta
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 6 oz button mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb Italian chicken sausage, sliced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water. Reserve 1 cup water before draining.
  2. While pasta water boils, heat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat.
  3. Add olive oil; when hot add onions, peppers, mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add sausage cook until browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  6. Add cooked pasta, reserved water and Parmesan cheese.
  7. Toss well and transfer to a large serving bowl.
  8. Serve immediately. Sprinkle with more Parmesan if desired.

Author: Steph Potter

I am a wife and stay at home mother of two adorable little men. I'll spend a small fortune on the right pair of shoes or purse. Sometimes, I don't feel like a "real" adult. Sometimes, I feel like I'm getting old. Often at the same time. This is my space to share weekly dinner menus, healthy recipes, useful cooking tips and my fitness journey. So grab a cup of coffee, a cozy chair and enjoy!

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