Mushroom Pasta is one quick and easy vegetarian dinner. You'll make it a few times a week!
Even my kids know how to make a simple plate of pasta. They typically just want a sauce with tomato, butter and cheese, but I tend to want to take it a step further.
The kids also like just olive oil and cheese. Simple ingredients but the flavors are so good!
When deciding what kind of sauce to use, I reach for ingredients that I normally have in my refrigerator.
Mushrooms, zucchini, and tomatoes are staples in my refrigerator. Also, onions and herbs are best to have around when wanting to add flavor to your pasta.
The great thing about making a dish that includes mushrooms is that you can go with a fresh variety or you can use canned. I keep both around just in case!
Canned mushrooms typically come already sliced and cleaned, so it takes some of the work out of the process.
How To Make Mushroom Pasta Sauce
To make the mushroom sauce, I went with baby portobello mushrooms. They have a flavor that is earthier and are a little meatier than white button mushrooms.
Making the sauce is super simple. All you need to do is add your mushrooms, onions, garlic and salt to a sauté pan and let the mushrooms soften a little.
So easy and takes very little time!
To Make Mushroom Pasta:
There was some debate in my house on which type of noodle to use. I tend to go with a shorter noodle like penne when I am cooking pasta, but ultimately a longer noodle pairs well with this type of sauce.
You can use spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccine. All are equally good with the sauce.
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