Rotini with Sausage and Mushrooms

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Prep Time: 18 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, MS, RD
Grain Foods Foundation

Looking for a new go-to pasta dish? Look no further. This one-pot wonder features mushrooms, leeks and a generous helping of chicken sausage in every bite.


  • 1 box whole grain rotini uncooked, 13.25 oz
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup leeks thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 1 lb. chicken sausage sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped
  • teaspoon Leaves from 6 large tarragon sprigs chopped or 1/8 to ½of dried tarragon
  • 1 cup Romano cheese grated

Try this tasty recipe for Rotini with Sausage and Mushrooms, which is not only packed with grains but is also under 500 calories.


  1. Prepare rotini according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil at medium heat. Cook sausage for 2 to 3 minutes or until well browned. Add leeks, onions, mushrooms and cook until tender; add chicken stock and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until hot. Fold in vegetable/sausage mixture into warm pasta. Add parsley, tarragon and Romano cheese; toss again. Top with Parmesan Romano cheese, if desired.