Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mushroom Sauce Yumminess!

I've been trying to find new pasta recipes lately since the Hubs is training for this little old thing called a marathon... I came across this recipe on Sam's blog and thought I would give it a shot.  The only change I made was to add a chicken breast for a bit of protein.  I believe she also adapted her version from  so this would be the third tweak to the original recipe.
Pasta with Mushroom Sauce
12 oz whole-wheat fettuccine (I used regular spaghetti because it's what we had... it really doesn't matter too much)
1 T olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped (*I love me some red onion*)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3/4 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
2 T dry sherry
3 T all-purpose flour (I use whole wheat flour)
1 cup broth (vegetable or chicken)
1/3 cup light cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 Chicken breast

Cook pasta according to directions. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add onion, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until onion is soft. 
 Add mushrooms and cook about 10-12 minutes.

In a separate pan, cook one cubed chicken breast with salt and pepper to season

Stir in sherry and cook until the liquid has evaporated, about 1 minute.  Sprinkle flour over the mushroom mixture and stir to coat.  Pour in broth and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Simmer, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. 

Remove from the heat and stir in cream and 1/4 cup Parmesan. 

Drain the pasta, the chicken should be finished

At this point you can either add all the ingredients to one bowl and mix for you to separate later, or you can portion them into two bowls and serve

Don't mind the mess on my stove... I'm a messy cooker, oh Wow, and there's a door open in the cabinets...I really should not have shared this picture.

Either way, once in two bowls add a bit more Parmesan for the heck of it

My phone is supposed to have a zebra print cover... I think it more just blends in with the counter.
This was a really great, easy to make dinner.  Hubs and I really like 'shrooms and he has requested I make it for all of his long runs now because he said he felt really great last Saturday morning for his 16 mile fun run!

Do you have a pre-workout ritual?
Any pre-long run suggestions?
What is your favorite pasta dish to make?
Do you often take very messy pictures of your kitchen???


Anonymous said...

I love this blog!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha...shall we try again?

Kathryn said...

I can totally tell which bowl is matt's and which is yours!

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