Hello, my fellow food enthusiasts! I am so excited to share a cozy, comforting, and absolutely scrumptious recipe with you today. This Rustic One-Pot Creamy Tomato and Mushroom Pasta is the ultimate weeknight dinner, combining the rich flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and earthy mushrooms in a luscious, creamy sauce. The best part? It’s all cooked in one pot, making for an easy clean-up! Let’s get started on creating this heavenly pasta dish that will surely become a staple in your kitchen.
Section 1: Ingredients
- 12 oz. pasta (such as linguine, fettuccine, or spaghetti)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced (such as cremini or white button)
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup heavy cream (or substitute with coconut milk for a vegan option)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (or substitute with vegan cheese)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Optional toppings: chopped fresh basil or parsley, red pepper flakes, additional Parmesan cheese
Section 2: Instructions
- In a large pot or deep skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute, until fragrant.
- Stir in the mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes, and cook for 5-6 minutes until the mushrooms have released their moisture and started to brown.
- Add the pasta, vegetable broth, and heavy cream to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10-12 minutes or until the pasta is cooked to your desired doneness and the sauce has thickened. If the sauce becomes too thick, add a splash of vegetable broth or water to loosen it.
- Stir in the Parmesan cheese, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
- Serve the pasta in bowls, garnished with optional toppings such as fresh basil or parsley, red pepper flakes, and additional Parmesan cheese.
This Rustic One-Pot Creamy Tomato and Mushroom Pasta is the ultimate comfort food that is sure to delight your taste buds and warm your soul. Its rich, creamy flavors and minimal clean-up make it an ideal weeknight dinner that everyone will love. Give this recipe a try, and I guarantee that you’ll be inspired to cook up more delicious, homemade meals for your friends and family. Buon appetito!