December 27, 2006

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.