Monday, October 29, 2012

Meatless Monday - Creamy veg pasta

Ok, this recipe doesn't make any sense at all.

It has the weirdest combination of ingredients, but it works so well! It just kept evolving as I was thinking about it, and there was a bunch of stuff I needed to use in the fridge, and at the last minute, the mushrooms were singing me a beguiling song and I knew I needed to add them. It may look disgusting, you may wonder what the hell I was thinking, but once you taste it, you'll know.


I just can't do pasta without mushrooms. and garlic. usually cream. and when asparagus are in season, then LOOK OUT.

The capsicum was just along for the ride.

Serves 2-3 (or maybe 4 depending on your pasta packet size)

(yes I'm still waiting for a pasta roller)

1 tbs butter
1 tbs olive oil
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 red capsicum
200-300ml cream (depending on how many you're cooking for)
salt and pepper
parmesan-style cheese
fresh asparagus
fresh pasta


1. Melt the butter and heat the olive oil. Add mushrooms and cook over medium heat until softening.

2. Add garlic and capsicum and cook 1 minute.

3. Add cream and turn heat on to high. Bring to the boil and let it bubble away for about 5 minutes to reduce.

4. Cook pasta. One minute before it's ready, throw in the asparagus. Drain.

5. Add some parmesan to the cream sauce and season to taste.

6. Add the cream sauce to the pasta and pile in serving bowls. Top with asparagus and extra parmesan.

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  1. Weird fridge leftover meals are the best! And is the theme of my meatless monday today too - great minds! I think you've done a pretty good job pretty-ifying it with the asparagus front and centre. Agree, cannot eat pasta without mushrooms, garlic or cream either!!

  2. You had me at mushrooms, garlic and cream!

    Three of my favourite things especially when there is pasta involved.

    I will definitely be giving this recipe a try.

    On another note, your garlic cream gnocchi recipe is a favourite in our house! x

  3. Sounds yummy. Sorry about messing up my link but it won't let me delete... will keep trying...

  4. Or if you'd like to delete and I'll relink :)

    Sorry again.

  5. Hmmm I love me a creamy pasta!! Looks yum! I'm linking up for the first time too!!

  6. Ok you've just solved my dinner dilemma for tonight!

  7. I am one of those weird vegetarians that don't eat mushrooms or capsicum. But I love the idea of this pasta. I love an easy pasta dish. Rachel x

  8. I don't usually share desserts with you but it is the trick or treat season. Hope you enjoy my daughter's pie pops and thanks for hosting.

  9. Pretty much everything I make these days is weird fridge leftover meals!

  10. Same! So much mushroomy garlicky creamy goodness.

  11. Welcome aboard! Hope you come back again soon! Off to check your recipe :)

  12. I love easy, and I love pasta. But I can't live without mushrooms!

  13. And what a wonderful season it is! Pie pops definitely sound like something I would like right now!

  14. haha really? I think it looks terrible, but it sure tastes good!

  15. I don't think it looks bad and it's full of so many veggies I love. And in a creamy sauce?! I'm sold!

  16. You are too kind, it looks crazy and weird but is totally delicious!