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Mushroom and Spinach Pasta { A #CiaoItalia #PrimoPicks Recipe}

Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Author Marina J (Mommy Snippets)

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of Vesuvio pasta 17.6 oz or any preferred pasta shape
  • 1 cup chopped onion I used red as I feel it packs in more flavor
  • 2 tbsps fresh garlic chopped
  • 1 8 oz pack of organic portobella mushrooms chopped
  • 5 cups fresh organic baby spinach chopped
  • 3 juicy Roma tomatoes
  • 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • Salt to season as per taste
  • Freshly ground pepper as per taste
  • Parmesan cheese/Swiss cheese optional
  • Crushed red pepper optional

Instructions

  1. In a pot, cook the pasta al dente (You can follow the instructions on the pack if you've never cooked pasta before)
  2. While the pasta is getting done, take a saucepan and heat the olive oil in the same. (Ensure you don't cook this on high heat, olive oil burns quickly)
  3. Add to the oil, the onions + garlic + mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes
  4. Add to this the tomatoes, spinach, thyme, pepper and salt. Saute till the mixture becomes mushy.
  5. Take the pan of the stove and wait till the mixture cools before you blend the same in the blender.
  6. Warm the sauce in the pan again just before you serve the pasta. Garnish the same with cheese and/or crushed red pepper flakes