Prep time 12 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Yield: Serves or Makes 4
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage, garlic, and onion. Break up sausage with a spoon. Cook until onions are tender and golden, about 7 minutes, taking care not to burn the garlic. Add the mushrooms, fresh thyme, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir frequently, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat season with salt and pepper.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and pappardelle. Cook about 6 minutes until pasta is al dente. Reserve a 1/2 cup cooking liquid, and drain pasta. Return pasta to pot.
Add butter to mushroom mixture along with the pasta water. Return mushroom mixture to pot and toss to combine. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and shredded Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!