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Herbed Portobello Pasta

Meaty mushrooms make this light pasta taste hearty and filling. It's my fast and fresh go-to weeknight dinner. —Laurie Trombley, Stonyford, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound uncooked multigrain angel hair pasta
  • 4 large portobello mushrooms (3/4 pound), stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pitted Greek olives
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Meanwhile, cut mushrooms in half and thinly slice. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms; saute until tender, 8-10 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes and olives. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water. Toss pasta with mushroom mixture, adjusting consistency with reserved pasta water. Sprinkle with cheeses.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • This isn't a saucy pasta, so leftovers make for a great cold salad the next day.
  • Instead of reaching for the salt shaker, try zesting a little lemon over the pasta and squeezing a bit of juice over each serving. It brightens up the flavor and helps keep it healthy.
  • Other cheeses are great on this dish if you're not a feta fan. Try a little crumbled blue cheese or goat cheese, or even skip the cheese altogether.
  • Put this easy pasta toss on your Meatless Monday menu!
  • Nutrition Facts
    1-1/2 cups: 375 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 585mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 medium-fat meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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    • Susan
      May 6, 2019

      This was very good, light, and easy. I set out to make a half-recipe, but ended up using the full amounts of fresh herbs, olives (quartered), and garlic. Next time, I'll also use the full amount of mushrooms. It's a recipe that you can "eyeball," it doesn't really require exact measurements. And I think it would go well with additions of chicken, shrimp, capers, parsley, spinach, onions, and lots of other things, depending on your tastes.