Pesto Mushroom Pasta

Pesto Mushroom Pasta

**THIS ONE IS SUPER RANDOM BUT I WANTED TO SHARE IT TO CONTINUE TO INSPIRE YOU TO USE WHAT YOU’VE GOT AND TRY NEW THINGS!!

You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 white onion 
  • 1 C mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • EVOO
  • 1 box whole grain rotini
  • 1 C peas
  • 2 TB pesto
  • 1/3 C sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 C grated gouda
  • Splash of half & half
  • S&P
  • Toasted Pine Nuts

To Make:

1. Sauté 1/2 diced white onion + 1 c chopped mushrooms + 2 cloves garlic* in some EVOO in 6 quart pan
2. Add 1 box COOKED whole-grain rotini and peas**
3. Add 2 heaping tablespoons pesto + 1/3 c diced sun dried tomatoes + 1/2 c grated gouda*** + splash of half & half + S&P
4. Top it off with toasted pine nuts (I bought already toasted from @traderjoes)

NOTES:
* I buy the frozen Dorot cubes of garlic from @traderjoes; this season of life does not lend itself to chopping fresh garlic
** When the pasta had 1 minute to go, I threw in a heaping cup of frozen peas; they soften quickly in boiling water and aren’t small enough to go through the strainer when you drain the pasta
*** I used gouda because that’s what I had and it was about to go bad. Use any cheese you like! Parm would be dreamy
****I didn’t actually measure anything…those are my rough guesstimates. Sorry. But it’s pasta, and cheese, and pesto. You really can’t mess it up!!

Hope you get a chance to try this! Add or subtract whatever your heart desires. We served it over mixed greens with a balsamic glaze drizzle (are you even surprised!?). Goodnight friends!

 

Pesto Mushroom Pasta

March 5, 2018

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 white onion 
  • 1 C mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • EVOO
  • 1 box whole grain rotini
  • 1 C peas
  • 2 TB pesto
  • 1/3 C sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 C grated gouda
  • Splash of half & half
  • S&P
  • Toasted Pine Nuts
Directions
  • Step 1 Sauté 1/2 diced white onion + 1 c chopped mushrooms + 2 cloves garlic* in some EVOO in 6 quart pan
  • Step 2 Add 1 box COOKED whole-grain rotini and peas
  • Step 3 Add 2 heaping tablespoons pesto + 1/3 c diced sun dried tomatoes + 1/2 c grated gouda + splash of half & half + S&P
  • Step 4 Top it off with toasted pine nuts (I bought already toasted from @traderjoes)

 


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