Let’s Eat . . . Creamy Mushroom Pasta

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Creamy Mushroom Pasta

 

Serves 4-6

 

16 oz. pasta (I used orecchiete)

16 oz. mushrooms, sliced

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

5 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons flour

1 1/4 cup chicken broth

1/4 cup soy milk

salt & pepper

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/8 cup parsley, chopped

 

Directions:

 

Cook pasta in a pot of salted, boiling water until al dente. Drain then set aside. Let pot cool off the heat for several minutes.

In a different pan to stove over medium heat then melt butter in olive oil. Add garlic then saute until golden brown, about 30 seconds.

Sprinkle in flour then whisk and cook for 1 minute. Slowly pour in chicken broth and milk while whisking until mixture is smooth. Season with salt & pepper.  Bring to a simmer.

Add the mushrooms to the pan.  Cook at a simmer until soft about 10 minutes.  The sauce should be pretty thick at this point.

Take pan off the heat then stir in parmesan cheese and parsley flakes until smooth then add cooked pasta and stir to combine.

Serve.

 

Garlic Baby Kale

 

Serves 4 (as a side)

 

2 garlic, minced

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 pounds baby kale

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

 

Add olive oil to a hot pan.  Then add garlic and red pepper flakes.  Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the chicken broth and kale to the pan.  Toss to combine.  Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes then sitr the kale so that it cooks evenly.  Cover and let cook for another 5 minutes until the kale is cooked.

Serve hot.

 

My boyfriend needs meat with every meal.  I could take it or leave it.  Since he was out of town this weekend I thought I would try something different.  While this recipe doesn’t have meat, it’s not quite vegetarian or vegan because I used chicken broth and parmesan cheese.  This recipe is very hardy, even without meat.  The mushrooms give that meaty flavor without the added fat.  It’s a great substitute.

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One thought on “Let’s Eat . . . Creamy Mushroom Pasta

  1. Kat

    That looks delicious – my man always need meat in his meals too so I’m constantly looking for great, easy recipes. Thanks for sharing. Lovely blog – always happy to discover other LA bloggers! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

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