Penne Pasta with Portobello Mushroom Sauce

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Pasta with mushrooms

This simple Pasta with Portobello Mushroom Sauce recipe is very easy to prepare and has plenty of flavor, making it perfect for a vegetarian weeknight dinner. You can substitute any other mushroom variety. Serve with a green salad.

Buen provecho!

pasta with portobello

(6 Servings)

1 pound penne pasta
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 pounds chopped portobello mushrooms
4 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and Pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese
4 tablespoons chopped chives, divided

pasta with portobello


  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente; drain well and keep warm.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally. Add onions, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the cream, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, add the tomato paste, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until thick, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon about 5 minutes. Add the parmigiano-reggiano and 1 tablespoon chives, stir well and adjust the seasoning to taste.
  4. Add the pasta to the mushroom sauce, stirring well and cook until the pasta is heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with remaining chives and serve immediately.
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  1. Paul says

    I wanted to try this out because my wife did not think I could beat her cooking. The kids loved it and so did she. According to her we are tie as far as cooking skills go. Thanks!!

  2. Jen says

    Super good, easy to make! We are meat eaters, so I added chicken. And the second time I made it I added asparagus. Yummo!

  3. says

    Thank you for the great recipe, looking forward to trying this one. We love pasta in the Royal Navy. Do you mind if i add this recipe to my site ?


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