Everyday Mom's Meals: An Oldie But Goodie

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

An Oldie But Goodie

In a previous post I mentioned that I used to make a recipe w/ jarred Alfredo sauce, but after getting pregnant and having a huge aversion to it couldn't anymore. That is until my cousin sent me a recipe for a homemade Alfredo sauce ( June 24th). This is that pasta recipe. When I used to work full time, this was one of those meals I could get on the table rather quickly after a hard day at work, and feel like we were eating something substantial. Now that I have the sauce recipe, it's only enhanced by the flavor of it.

Penne with Mushrooms and Artichokes
1 lb penne pasta
8 oz mushrooms- sliced
1 can artichoke hearts in water- drained and chopped
2 cloves garlic- minced
2 TBS butter
1 TBS olive oil
salt and pepper

*See June 24th post for sauce recipe*

Cook pasta according to box directions. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil and butter. Add mushrooms and garlic cook until brown. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add artichokes and cook until heated through, 5-7 minutes. (At the same time, be cooking the sauce ) Drain pasta and return to pot. Add mushroom mixture and Alfredo sauce. Mix well.

*TIP* Always wait to salt mushrooms until after already browned. If salted at the beginning, the mushrooms will not brown b/c salt brings out the water from the mushrooms.

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