Mafalda with Sausage and Mushrooms

(from Better Homes and Gardens Crockery cookbook)

12 oz bulk sweet Italian sausage
2 cups sliced fresh cremini and/or button mushrooms
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
8 oz can tomato sauce
6 oz can tomato paste
2/3 cup water
1 medium onion, chopped
1 T sugar
1 t dried rosemary, crushed (or 1 T snipped fresh rosemary)
1/4 t pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
9-12 oz dried mafalda, fettucine, or spaghetti (mafalda is a long, narrow or medium-width noodle with ruffled edges, resembling a lasagna noodle)
Optional: freshly shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

  1. In a large skillet, brown sausage. Drain off fat.
  2. In a 3.5 – 4 quart crock pot, combine mushrooms, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, onion, sugar, rosemary, pepper and garlic. Stir in sausage.
  3. Cover and cook on low to 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  4. Just before serving, cook pasta according to package directions.
  5. Serve sausage mixture over pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.*
*I will take the contents of the crock pot (minus the sausage) and make it into a sauce to pour over the pasta.  Sometimes it requires that you add a bit of chicken broth or water to make the sauce to your desired thickness.


  1. 2

    I wish cremini were more widely available where I live! Otherwise, it’s quite a doable recipe.

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    Jill M says:

    Oh my. Looks incredible.. This is an entree I always get at our favorite Italian restaurant. If it tastes as good as the restaurant, I might be eating this on a daily basis.

  3. 4

    This is a new kind of recipe for me… never heard of mafalda but my husband would love it.

  4. 5

    This sounds so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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    I just made this today for the second time. We inherited the original bhg cookbook from mom in law. Loved it both times. Works okay with fettuccine if you can’t find mafalda. Even the 3 year old likes it.


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