Lately I have been on a quest for simple and healthy meals. With mushrooms being a new favorite of mine, I decided to try out a recipe a close friend recommended to me. This recipe was exactly what I needed in terms of texture, flavor and simplicity. Having a 5 minute only prep time, this recipe is perfect for those busy nights! Can I say I have a new favorite? For my plant-based followers, check out the note I have posted below the recipe! Happy and healthy cooking everybody!
Parmesan Spinach Mushroom Pasta Skillet
- 14 oz (400g) farfalle pasta
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 14 oz (400 g) mushrooms, sliced
- 10 oz (300g) fresh spinach
- 1/2 cup (125ml) low-sodium vegetable broth
- Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes, optional
Step One: To make the parmesan spinach mushroom pasta skillet: Cook the pasta in salted water until al dente, according to the package instructions.
Step Two: Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet. Add the mushrooms and sauté for about 3 minutes until lightly browned.
Step Three: Add the chopped garlic and cook for about 30 seconds longer. Then deglaze with a bit of vegetable broth. Reduce the heat and cook for about 1-2 minutes longer. Remove mushrooms to a plate and set aside.
Step Four: In the same skillet, add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes until wilted. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Step Five: Once the pasta is ready, pour off the cooking water. Push spinach on the side in the skillet and add mushroom back, then put drained pasta in the pan and toss to combine. Add parmesan and Italian seasoning and give a quick stir. Serve the parmesan spinach mushroom pasta with red chili pepper flakes and more parmesan, if you like. Enjoy!
NOTE: To make this meal plant-based friendly, simply switch out the Parmesan cheese for vegan Parmesan cheese. I recommend the Parma! brand. Happy cooking!
Recipe Credit: http://www.eatwell101.com
Original Recipe Link: https://www.eatwell101.com/parmesan-spinach-mushroom-pasta-skillet-recipe