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Recipe | Wild Mushroom Fettuccine with Smoked Apple Sage Sausage

Wild Mushroom Fettucini with Smoked Apple Sage Sausage

Wild Mushroom Fettuccine with Smoked Apple Sage Sausage
After reading about Back to the Roots mushroom growing kits on several blogs, I decided to buy one when they were offered as a deal on Heartsy. Having had so little luck in my square foot gardening efforts, I figured that I’d try my hand at growing mushrooms. Mushrooms grow on trees! They grow on our lawn after rain! Mushrooms are everywhere! You can’t not grow mushrooms!

Well, yes and no. I managed to get two crops out of my mushroom kit, but they were a little bit stunted because the first crop came when the air conditioning was on and the second was when we started turning on the heat. Mushrooms need dampness and even with my obsessive misting, the mushrooms kind of dried out (as you can see in the picture below). Bummer.

Back to the Roots Mushroom Kit
But still, I got some oyster mushrooms out of the deal, so that was awesome. This is what I made with my second crop–Wild Mushroom Fettuccine with Smoked Apple Sage Sausage. Earthy mushrooms meet sweet-and-savory vegan sausage and wine-braised leeks–delicious! Feel free to substitute any kind of mushrooms or sausage that you like.

Wild Mushroom Fettucini with Smoked Apple Sage Field Roast Sausage

A rustic vegan pasta dish with wine-braised leeks, wild mushrooms, and crumbled Smoked Apple Sage sausage
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 large leeks halved lengthwise, cut into 1 inch pieces and rinsed thoroughly to remove grit (use the light green and white parts only!)
  • 1/2 c. white wine
  • 4 oz. oyster mushrooms coarsely chopped
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms sliced
  • 2 Smoked Apple Sage Field Roast sausages crumbled
  • 8 oz. whole wheat fettucini cooked according to package
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add leeks and 1/4 c. wine. Cover and cook 7-8 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and remaining wine. Cook about 8 minutes more, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are just beginning to brown. Add crumbled sausage to pan and cook 2-3 more minutes.
  • Add fettucini to pan and toss. Season with salt and pepper.
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  • Reply
    November 15, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I’m drooling…… also very impressed you grew mushrooms! Fingers crossed I can grow some too!!

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      The Type A Housewife
      November 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      Are you growing them from a kit? I’ve seen ones for shiitakes too and they’re calling my name, but I’m going to wait until the spring. It’s probably cheaper to buy them, but not nearly as much fun!

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    November 15, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    This looks so good. I love mushrooms fresh or cooked.

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      The Type A Housewife
      November 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      I love cooked mushrooms, but I have never liked them raw. Have you tried roasting mushrooms? They are great like that!

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    November 15, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I have never tried to grow them but remember in Poland that there were several farms near my grandmother’s farm that did. They were cinder-blocked, dark and moist greenhouses. I remember going to sneak a taste every now and then 🙂 We also went mushroom picking in the local forests.

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      The Type A Housewife
      November 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      I have heard about people picking mushrooms in forests, but that would make me nervous! I am so inept, I just know I’d end up poisoning myself. 🙂

      Now I want a cinder-block mushroom farm in my backyard!!!

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        November 15, 2011 at 10:15 pm

        We picked them in the woods of Michigan when I lived up north.

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    November 16, 2011 at 1:35 am

    This sounds so good and perfect for fall! The mushrooms looks so pretty, it’s a shame they weren’t very good.

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      The Type A Housewife
      November 16, 2011 at 7:12 am

      The mushrooms were really good–I just couldn’t get them to grow very big because they started drying out on the edges.

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    November 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

    That looks terrifically yummy!

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    [email protected] eco friendly homemaking
    November 16, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Oh how impressive!! This looks so amazing!

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    November 17, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Oh mah gawd. I am totally going to get a mushroom kit now!!!

    • Reply
      The Type A Housewife
      November 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      They sell them at Whole Foods too! The ones at ours literally have mushrooms busting out of the tops. 🙂

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    April 4, 2012 at 2:44 am

    So impressed that you grew your own mushrooms! I’m too scared that I’d accidentally grow mold or hallucinatory mushrooms instead – haha. I was just saying that foraging for my own mushrooms is on my bucket list though…

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      The Type A Housewife
      April 4, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Ha! I had that thought too, but at least with oyster mushrooms, they have such an obvious shape that you know you haven’t grown something poisonous. 🙂 Now, foraging for mushrooms, I just KNOW I would pick the wrong ones!

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