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Creamy Mushroom Pasta

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  • Veg
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  • 45 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

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Pastas are that comfort food that you just can’t live without. This delicious pasta dish is a pure treat for vegetarians and with just minimal ingredients you can come up with a rich Italians classic meal that is served in authentic Italian restaurants.

This is a quick and simple recipe that is sure to please your palette when you are craving for some creamy goodness.

Health benefits

This is a healthy meal as the mushrooms are fried in olive oil. The pasta can be substituted with brown or whole wheat pasta as a healthier alternative. All the ingredients are fresh and there is low sodium. The mushrooms provide antioxidants, vitamin B, C and ample of fiber that is helpful for digestion.

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How to Make Creamy Mushroom Pasta

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet for a minute or so over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in the white and shiitake mushrooms with a dash of salt and keep sautéing until their juices evaporate.
  3. Add in the garlic into the mushrooms and keep on stirring for a minute.
  4. Add in the chicken stock along with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook the mushrooms in the stock and recue heat. Let it simmer until the sauce thickened.
  6. Pour the heavy cream into the mushroom stock, combine and stir for another 5 minutes.
  7. In a separate large pot, fill it halfway with lightly salted water.
  8. Add in 1 tsp of olive oil to the water along with fettuccine pasta.
  9. Remove the pasta from the flame after it has become soft to bite. Drain the water and transfer the pasta to a dish. And cover the lid so that it stays warm.
  10. Add in the thyme, tarragon and chives to the mushroom sauce and stir until the flavors are combined.
  11. Turn off the heat and mix in the parmesan cheese until it is melted.
  12. Pour all the mushroom sauce over the pasta in the dish.
  13. Garnish the top with some fresh basil or oregano leaves.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

Trivia

  • Mushrooms skin mimic vitamin D creation just like human skin when exposed to sunlight.
  • Mushrooms have 80-90% water that is why when they are cooked, they shrink due to their water content being dried up.
  • The antibiotic penicillin was derived from mushrooms.
  • Not all mushrooms are edible and can be poisonous.
  • There are over 600 types of pasta.

Unlike most food, pasta can be given to cats and dogs as it is not harmful to their digestive system.

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