What is it about pasta? I am in love with pasta. There are so many ways to prepare it and it’s one of the comfort foods and I crave it all the time. I mean seriously, I could live on pasta. Especially spaghetti with a good meat sauce. But sometimes you just want a nice light pasta. This is a simple and quick dish that could be a meal by itself, or also served as a side dish. I am normally not a huge fan of angel hair pasta….I find it too light. But for this particular dish, it’s perfect.
I usually always make this with portabello mushrooms, but any kind of mushrooms work. Sometimes I even throw in some asparagus, which is SOOOOOO good.
I hope you like it!
My camera is not taking good pictures lately. Rrgghhhh….sorry.
Parmesan-Portobello Mushroom Pasta
1/2 box of angel hair pasta
2 Portobello mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves of fresh garlic, sliced
1/4 cup of butter
1/2 cup of white wine, or the water you cooked your pasta in
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
fresh basil or parsley, chopped fine for garnish
1/2 tsp lemon zest (optional)
Cook the pasta and drain, reserving a bit of the water. In a large fry pan, melt the butter. Add the garlic and saute. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until tender. Remove them from the pan. In the same pan, add the pasta, wine or water and give it all a toss. Drizzle with some olive oil or more butter and add the parmesan and lemon zest. Toss and serve with the portobello mushrooms on top. Garnish with the basil or parsley.
Serves 2 as a side dish