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Asparagus Mushroom Turkey Sausage Bow Tie Pasta with Olive Oil and Parmesan | Simple recipe but so delicious
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Simple Bow Tie Pasta with Asparagus, Mushrooms and Italian Sausage

The ultimate simple weeknight meal, but with plenty of fresh flavor, healthy ingredients and all done super quick!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Asparagus, Mushrooms, Pasta, Sausage
Servings: 6 people


  • ½ C extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb ground mild Italian sausage
  • 10 oz cremini mushrooms
  • 1 bunch asparagus chopped into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 lb farfalle (bow tie) pasta or GF alternative
  • ½ C freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, bring 6 quarts of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta to al dente, drain and return to pot. Set aside.
  • While water is heating, add 1-2 tablespoon olive oil in a large sauté pan over high heat, add Italian sausage and cook until golden brown, breaking up lumps.
  • Pour sausage into a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoon olive oil into pan, add mushrooms. Sauté until the liquid from the mushrooms have evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour mushrooms into the bowl with the sausage.
  • Add another 1-2 tablespoon olive oil into sauté pan, add chopped asparagus. Cook until bright green, but not soggy. Pour asparagus into the same bowl with the sausage and mushrooms.
  • To the pasta, add ½ C olive oil, salt and pepper and the bowl of sausage, mushrooms and asparagus. Top it off with parmesan.
  • Serve straight from the pot along with crusty bread and extra olive oil on the side.