Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mushroom Creamy Pasta

I hope 2009 brings with me new recipes and motivates me further in participating in blog events I truly love and enjoy.

Well, cream-based pasta is not new, yes. But it is relatively new for me when it appears on my dinner table since I am definitely a tomato-based pasta person - Ragu sauce, Bolognese, Arrabiata...always my preferred.

So here I am, having a go at cream-based pasta.

Mushroom Creamy Pasta
Ingredients: pasta, butter, olive oil, onions, fresh mushrooms, herbs (oregano), freshly ground black pepper, whole milk, cheddar cheese

1. Butter and oil saute pan
2. Add onions and saute till soft
3. Add in mushrooms and saute till onions caramelize and mushrooms before soft
4. Add in some freshly ground black pepper and herbs
5. Before adding in cooked pasta to mix with, add in milk. Simmer, then add in cooked pasta and stir till sauce reduced
6. Top with cheddar cheese (or any melting cheese)

As you see, I like to serve my pasta with Chinese vegetables. Ha ha!

Now I have overcome my fear of cooking cream-based pasta. I used to think it will always turn out lumpy and dry because of the milk and cheese but no, I am wrong. It can be moist and saucy too! Yay! Just make sure to serve immediately and don't leave it to cool down.

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Valen said...

Mmmmm this looks good! I love cream sauce and pasta!

Stella said...

This looks delicious. I love creamy sauce with mushrooms. My favorite is a fettuccine fungi that was served at an Italian restaurant I used to frequent-so I'm bookmarking this!

Blessed Homemaker said...

I love creamy pasta and what's more, with loads of mushrooms! Your's look fab!

reanaclaire said...

Great pasta over here.. nice..

Xiao Yen Recipes said...

This is a great yet healthy pasta dish. My kids love creamy sauce pasta. They'll love this one for sure.