SUN-DRIED TOMATO AND MUSHROOM PASTA IN A GARLIC AND BASIL SAUCE

PREP TIME: 10 MINS | COOK TIME: 20 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 30 MINS | SERVINGS: 4

Enjoy an Italian-inspired dinner or date night with this easy pasta dish with sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms in a deliciously creamy garlic and basil sauce. The simple ingredients exceptionally blend well together to give you the best pasta experience at home!

Ingredients

8 ounces mushrooms sliced

2 tbsp olive oil

3.5 ounces sun-dried tomatoes diced

3 garlic cloves minced

½ c. Parmesan cheese shredded

½ c. half and half

2 c. water

2 chicken bouillon cubes (use Vegetarian “Chicken” Bouillon for vegetarian version)

½ c. heavy cream

½ pound fettuccine pasta

1 tbsp dried basil or up to 2 tbsp minced fresh basil

How to make Sun-dried tomato and mushroom pasta in a garlic and basil sauce

Step 1: Add the sliced mushrooms and garlic to the hot oil and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, then, add the diced sun-dried tomatoes and decrease the heat.

Step 2: In 2 cups of boiling water, dissolve 2 cubs of chicken bouillon. To the skillet, carefully pour in the broth and continue to cook over medium heat until the mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes absorb some of the broth and the broth somewhat reduces. Then, add the half-and-half along with the heavy cream. Bring everything to a boil for a few seconds before adding in the Parmesan cheese. Cook further over low-medium heat until the cheese has melted, stirring. Finally, add the basil.

Step 3: You can add half a cup of half-and-half if the sauce turned out too thick.

Step 4: Following the package directions, cook the fettuccine until al dente. When done, drain and rinse under cold water.

Step 5: Into the sauce, add the fettuccine, and continue to cook over medium heat for a few minutes more, stirring to coat the pasta well with the sauce.

Note:

If needed, add salt at the very end. The creamy sauce might already be too salty from the chicken cubes.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per Serving: Calories 545, Fat 26g 40%, Saturated Fat 12g 75%, Cholesterol 60mg 20%, Sodium 298mg 13%, Potassium 1265mg 36%, Carbohydrates 61g 20%, Fiber 5g 21%, Sugar 12g 13%, Protein 18g 36%, Vitamin Am860IU 17%, Vitamin C 11.9mg 14%, Calcium 269mg 27%, Iron 4.3mg 24%