sausage and mushroom cream sauceThis delicious pasta sauce is quick and easy to make.  It is a firm favourite in Wickedfood Cooking School’s pasta cooking classes.   Do not overcook the pasta and serve immediately once cooked.  If the sauce seems to thick, add a few tablespoons of the pasta cooking water, to thin the sauce down.

1/4 cup olive oil

1 medium onion, finely sliced

4 sausages,  Italian, beef or pork, skinned

250g mushrooms, sliced

1/4 cup port or sweet sherry

250g thick cream

100g pecorino cheese, freshly grated

500g tagliatelle or Farfalle

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  1. In a frying pan, heat the olive oil. Fry the onion and sausage until golden, breaking up the sausage as you cook it.
  2. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook for approximately three minutes.
  3. Add the port and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.  Add the cream and heat through.
  4. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente.
  5. Drain the pasta, add to the sauce and mix well.
  6. Serve immediately with some freshly grated pecorino on top.

Serves 4-6

Wickedfood Cooking School

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Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.

Our classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and teambuilding cooking classes these events are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.