Farfalle with Turkey Sausage, Peas & Mushrooms (Everyday Italian)

This is a yummy, sauceless pasta. If it starts smoking up, don't worry. It's still going to be just fine!

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound Italian-style turkey sausages, casings removed (note: we used chicken sausage & it was yummy!)
10 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
3/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
1 (10 oz) package frozen peas, defrosted slightly
1 lb dried farfalle pasta (bow-ties)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

In a large saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over a high flame. Add the sausage and saute until golden brown, breaking up any large clumps (about 5 minutes). Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a plate and set aside. Heat 2 more tablespoons of oil in the same pan. Add the mushrooms and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Saute until all the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated, about 8 minutes. Add the peas and saute for 2 minutes. Return the sausage to the pan and cook until the sausage is heated through and the flavors have blended, about 3 minutes.

Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the farfalle and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Return the pasta to the pot and add the meat mixture. Toss over medium heat to combine and heat through, adding enough of the reserved cooking water to moisten, about 5 minutes. Drizzle in the remaining oil. Season the pasta with more salt and pepper to taste. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the Parmesan cheese and toss to combine. Transfer the pasta mixture to a large bowl and serve.

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