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Pasta with Pesto, Peas & Mushrooms July 12, 2008

Filed under: one-dish,vegetarian — mangiaquesto @ 4:54 pm
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I was baking cookies and looking for something quick to make between scooping dough onto the pan. This is pretty good as far as quick-ish one-dish meals go.

Ingredients (makes 2 big bowls, serves 2 fairly hungry people as a main dish):

200g of pasta (I used whole wheat rotini so it was heartier)

1 cup of frozen peas

1 pound (454g) sliced white mushrooms

3 tablespoons of pesto

3 tablespoons of olive oil

2 or 3 cloves of garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste

Start by warming 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium pan and bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook over medium-low. I like to cover them on-and-off so they cook faster.

When the mushrooms are about half cooked (looking mushy but still kind of fat), add the garlic. Then put about a palm-full of salt in the boiling water and add the pasta. Add the peas to the pasta for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Cook the pasta and the mushroom/garlic mix until both are done to your liking.

Drain the pasta/peas and put them back into the pot. Scoop the garlic/mushroom mix into the pot and stir. Add the pesto and the remaining olive oil (more if you like) and salt and pepper if you want and stir. Done!

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