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PASTA WITH MUSHROOM SAUCE

A creamy pasta with galric, fresh herbs and mushrooms. An easy to make lunch or dinner option. Serve with some salad.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For the Pasta:

  • 2-2½ cup pasta any of your choice
  • water enough for boiling
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Mushroom Sauce:

  • 2 -2½ cups fresh mushroom about 250g
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp plain flour.all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh cream optional
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • ½ tsp pepper powder coarse
  • ½ - ¾ tsp salt

For Topping:

  • 4-6 tbsp parmesan grated or shaved
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes optional
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions
 

  • Boil the Pasta:
  • Heat enough water in a big saucepan over medium heat.
  • When the water begins boiling, add the pasta and salt.
  • Boil for 10 -12 minutes or accroding to the instructions on the packet.
  • Stir gently ocassionally so that the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Check to see if the pasta is done. It should be al dente...meaning not too soft or too hard. It should have a little bite to it.
  • Drain out the pasta out. Put it into a serving bowl or individual serving plates.
  • Drizzle one tbsp of olive oil over it. Leave it on the side till required.

Preparation of the Mushroom Sauce:

  • Wash and dry the mushrooms. Process them roughly in a food processor.
  • Heat 2tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Don’t let it get too hot.
  • Add garlic and mushroom to the oil. Saute for a minute.
  • Add the flour and keep on mixing for a few seconds.
  • Add the milk and keep on stirring till the sauce thickens a bit.
  • Add salt, pepper, fresh parsley and the fresh cream. Mix the sauce well and pour it into a serving bowl or over the cooked pasta.

To Serve:

  • Either leave the sauce on the side or pour over the pasta.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese and chilli flakes and serve.
Keyword creamy, easy recipe, mushroom, pasta, vegetarian, white sauce