Garlic Parmesan Pasta Skillet with Spinach and Chestnut Mushrooms
Embrace the simplicity and robust flavors of Italian cuisine with this delightful Garlic Parmesan Pasta Skillet.
Infused with the earthy tones of Chestnut Mushrooms and the vibrant, fresh touch of spinach, this one-pot wonder is the epitome of comfort and ease.
The richness of the creamy garlic parmesan sauce beautifully complements the wholesome vegetables, creating a harmonious burst of flavors in every bite.
Not only is this dish a speedy solution for busy weeknight dinners, but it’s also sophisticated enough to impress guests on special occasions. Navigate through this seamless recipe and prepare to enchant your palate with a truly satisfying culinary experience.
400 Chestnut Mushrooms, sliced
- 400g farfalle pasta
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 3 or 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 300g fresh spinach
- 1/2 cup (125ml) low-sodium vegetable broth
- Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes, optional
Prepare the Pasta:
Cook the farfalle pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente according to the package instructions. Remember to reserve a cup of pasta cooking water before draining.
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until they turn translucent and slightly brown. Transfer the onions to a plate.
In the same skillet, add the sliced Chestnut Mushrooms and sauté for about 3 minutes, or until browned. If necessary, add a bit more oil. Transfer mushrooms to the plate with onions.
Wilt the Spinach:
In the skillet, heat a little more oil and add minced garlic. Sauté for about 30 seconds, then deglaze the skillet with vegetable broth.
Stir in the heavy whipping cream, grated parmesan, chili pepper flakes (if using), and Italian seasoning. Allow to simmer for 2 minutes, stirring until the ingredients combine, and the cream takes on some color.
Once the pasta is ready and drained, return the cooked onions, mushrooms, and wilted spinach to the skillet. Add the cooked pasta to the mixture. Toss everything together, adding some of the reserved pasta water if needed to loosen things up.
Add more grated parmesan and Italian seasoning to taste, giving the mixture a quick stir to combine all flavors evenly.
Serve your creamy garlic parmesan pasta with spinach and chestnut mushrooms in individual bowls. Garnish with additional red chili pepper flakes and more grated parmesan if desired. Enjoy your delicious and hearty meal!
- Enhance the flavors by adding fresh herbs like basil or parsley right before serving.
- For a vegan version, use plant-based heavy cream and a vegan parmesan cheese substitute.
- Consider adding other veggies or proteins like sun-dried tomatoes, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cooked chicken, shrimp, or chickpeas to the mix for extra flavor, nutrients, and protein.
In the culmination of this cooking journey, you're rewarded with a plate of perfectly cooked pasta, enveloped in a luscious, creamy sauce, and brimming with sautéed vegetables that add both texture and nutritional value.
The Garlic Parmesan Pasta Skillet with Spinach and Chestnut Mushrooms proves that preparing a gourmet meal doesn't require endless hours or a long list of complicated ingredients.
This accessible and versatile recipe, complete with the lavish touch of parmesan and a gentle heat from the chili flakes, stands as a testament to the beauty of uncomplicated cooking.
Revel in the flavors and the accolades this dish brings to your dining table, and don’t forget to personalize it with your unique culinary flair in the future preparations. Buon Appetito!
- per serving
- 5 grams
- 350 milligrams
- 70 grams
- 20 grams
- 50 milligrams
- 25 grams