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.