Pasta with Mushrooms
Spinach and Walnuts


vegetables


Pasta with Mushrooms Spinach and Walnuts are a great tasting combination for a pasta dish. When mixed together with a four cheese sauce it becomes an unbelievable dish.


Using walnuts, pine nuts and almond are very common in Italian cooking. Let not forget how delicious a pesto sauce taste over your favorite pasta. The star in this recipe is the cheese sauce. The cheeses I’ve chosen are what I enjoy but you may use various combinations.

This Pasta with Mushrooms Spinach and Walnuts dish is excellent served with garlic bread topped with dried basil and parmesan. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound of penne pasta
  • 14oz. Baby spinach
  • 2 of garlic, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 8 Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbl of butter
  • 1/2cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 3oz of mozzarella cheese
  • 3oz of fontina cheese
  • 3oz of mild provolone cheese
  • 3oz of Gorgonzola
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh grated black pepper

    PREPARATION

  • In 6 quarts of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Around 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, rinse the spinach and remove the stems.
  • Place the wet spinach in a large frying pan, cover and cook until wilted.
  • Remove the spinach, drain well and chop and set aside.
  • In a clean frying pan saute the garlic, onions and mushrooms in the butter and olive oil until tender.
  • Add the walnuts and toast slightly.
  • Return the spinach to the pan.
  • Add the broth and the whipping cream and cook until slightly bubbly.
  • Stir in the four cheeses until melted
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drain the pasta and toss with sauce.

    Serves 4 people


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