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!