23 August 2019 Lorraine 0Comment
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A very Happy Janmashtami to all my Hindu friends that’s celebrating this auspicious occasion today. May you all have a blessed day!

My family absolutely loves pasta of any kind, any form, any shape, any sauce as long as it’s pasta! So i think today is that Creamy Mushroom Pasta kinda day! I went shopping a few days ago just to grab a few items but I came back with a box full of veggies. To my surprise I walked into the veggie store and they had vegetable galore and it was all selling for R10, can you believe that.

In Johannesburg we pay a packet for everything. These veggies were all fresh and just unpacked so it’s why I bought it. Usually I am really fussy about quality and where I buy my veggies from. I picked up 2 trays of mushroom for 20 bucks. I usually pay more than that for 1 tray of mushrooms. I had to use up those mushrooms before they go bad so I made this delicious Creamy Mushroom Pasta. It is so yum!

Easy Spicy and Creamy Mushroom Pasta

I cooked my sauce in one-pot. I then added my pasta to it so it can cook in the sauce for a few minutes. Therefore you need not cook your pasta all the way through. We don’t want mushy pasta. This pasta is perfectly delicious on it’s own but I am going to sprinkle some cheese and pop it in the oven at dinner time. Only because I know my family would love some cheese. So you can totally turn this dish into a pasta bake. You can use a mixture of mozzarella and cheddar cheese or just one of it, sprinkle some paprika over and pop it into the oven for a few minutes. I know that golden brown, gooey layer of cheese is going to be heaven.

In my list of ingredients you will see I added some Chipotle Sauce. It’s just to give my pasta a little smoky flavor. You can totally omit it from the pasta if you don’t have any.

Easy Spicy and Creamy Mushroom Pasta

You can try some of other favourite pasta dishes:

Lamb Pasta Bake

Creamy Chilli and Garlic Prawn Pasta

Spicy Chicken Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Delicious and comforting pasta with mushroom, garlic and herbs
Course Main Course
Cuisine General
Keyword creamy pasta, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry pasta
  • 250 gram white button mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tspn paprika
  • 1/2 tspn chipotle spice
  • 1&1/2 tspn Ina Parmaan Garlic and Herb spice
  • 1-2 green chillies chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp cake wheat flour
  • 2&1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup cheddar or mozarella cheese optional

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta until it's almost cooked, as per package instructions, drain and set aside. Reserve a cup of the pasta water
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and sauté onion until translucent
  • Add garlic and chilli and fry for a minute
  • Add mushroom together with the chipotle spice, paprika, garlic and herb spice and fry on high heat until all the liquid has reduced and mushrooms are brown
  • Reduce heat. Add the 2 tablespoons of butter to the mushroom and when it melts add the flour
  • Cook the flour for a minute and add the milk
  • Mix until the sauce thickens. Add salt and pepper
  • Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and mix well. Let is simmer for about 3 minutes. Add more of the pasta water if sauce is too thick
  • If you are adding cheese, sprinkle it on top with a little paprika and bake in the oven for a few minutes until cheese is golden brown
    Easy Spicy and Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Notes

The pasta that I used was thick, if you are using thinner pasta maybe use a cup and a half of pasta 
 

 

 


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