Pasta with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions

3/4 lb pasta
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, sliced
1/3 cup parmesan, grated
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter*
1 tablespoon olive oil


Cook pasta as per package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat oil and butter. Add garlic and onion and cook until the onion is carmelized, about 10-15 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook about 3 minutes or until slightly browned. Toss with drained pasta, parsley, parmesan and bread crumbs. Serve.
**Omit the butter and double the oil to make it vegan. It will taste just as good.

My thoughts:
This is a good recipe to have on hand for a night when you are all cooked out. The whole thing can be made while you’re making the pasta and the taste is simple but delicious. The caramelized onions and mushrooms meld together wonderfully.


  1. Yum! I always like having a few go-to recipes when I don’t have much time to cook. This looks great and I’ll definitely try it once I get my soy parm from Pangea. I love anything with mushrooms, onions, and garlic. What a great combo. I also found my cocoa powder so I can give the Chocolate Coconut Brownies a try soon. Hope you have a wonderful New Year 🙂

  2. Oooo, awesome! I often just fry up some mushies with garlic, onion and butter to whach onto some toast, but have never considered a pasta! Will have to give this a try 🙂

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  4. This sounds delicious. Anything with caramelized onions gets a thumbs up in my book. Add mushrooms and you get two thumbs up!