Saturday, February 9, 2008

Dancing Pasta

Jeff has named this dish the "dancing pasta" because everytime I make it he gets so excited he dances around. Its very simple and I am guessing on the quantities of the ingredients because I have never measured everything out, I usually do it to taste. So bear with me and you can adjust your's to taste as well.


8 oz sliced cremini mushrooms (you can use whatever kind you choose)
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 tbspn olive oil (or any cooking oil)
2 cups white wine (chardonnay or sauvignon blanc work best-- nothing sweet)
1 cup cream
1 roma tomato chopped
1 small package of fresh basil- torn
2 cups of parmesan cheese (I love parmesan and probably add more than the average person)
10 oz of cooked penne pasta
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Saute mushrooms and garlic in oil for about 5-7 minutes over medium heat
2. Add wine and let simmer for another 5 minutes
3. Add cream, tomatoes, basil
4. Add salt and pepper to taste
5. Toss with pasta and parmesan cheese

This is a very simple recipe that I serve with chicken. Another variation of it is to use red bell pepper instead of mushrooms for a little spicier dish. This may be good for you, Becky, since Brendan hates mushrooms!

1 comment:

Becky said...

Looks AWESOME - can't wait to try it!