Chicken Sausage & Mushroom Cavatappi with Scallions & Parmes
30 minutestotal time
8 ounce Button Mushrooms
2 unit Scallions
6 ounce Cavatappi Pasta
1 tablespoon Flour
1 unit Milk
2 tablespoon Cream Cheese
2 tablespoon Garlic Herb Butter
3 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
2 teaspoon Olive Oil
2 tablespoon Butter
9 ounce Italian Chicken Sausage Mix
1 teaspoon Cooking Oil
â¢ Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry produce. â¢ Trim and slice mushrooms into Â¼-inch-thick pieces. (Skip if your mushrooms are pre-sliced!) Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens. Pat chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken or sausage* and cook, stirring frequently, until browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes. Turn off heat; transfer to a plate. Wipe out pan.
â¢ Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and slightly crispy, 5-7 minutes. â¢ Turn off heat; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Wash out pan. Use pan used for chicken or sausage here.
â¢ Once water is boiling, add cavatappi to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 9-11 minutes. â¢ Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water, then drain.
â¢ While pasta cooks, melt 2 TBSP plain butter (4 TBSP for 4 servings) in pan used for mushrooms over medium-high heat. Add scallion whites and cook until just softened, 1 minute. â¢ Add flour and cook, stirring, until lightly browned, 1-2 minutes. â¢ Whisk in milk and Â¼ cup reserved pasta cooking water (Â½ cup for 4), breaking up any flour clumps. Simmer until slightly thickened, 3-4 minutes.
â¢ Stir cream cheese into pan with sauce until melted and combined. â¢ Stir in mushrooms, drained cavatappi, and garlic herb butter. Season with salt and pepper. TIP: If needed, stir in more reserved cooking water a splash at a time until pasta is coated in a creamy sauce. Stir in chicken or sausage along with mushrooms.
â¢ Divide pasta between bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan and scallion greens. Serve. Chicken Sausage is fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 165Â°.
30 minutestotal time