Mushroom and Onion Pasta

Last night’s dinner…I decided it was time to clean out the fridge and pantry, so the easiest option was pasta.  Amazingly I had all of these ingredients and did not have to purchase anything, and it turned out really well.  Most of the ingredients can be swapped out for whatever you have on hand that day.  This probably took about 20 minutes to make. -ts

Pasta (any kind- dried, fresh)
1 large onion chopped
1 package of mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 small shallot (optional, I happened to have one)
2-3 cloves garlic minced
¼ cup sage chopped and divided
Red pepper flakes
Lemon- juice and zest
Olive oil
Salt & pepper

  1. Heat olive oil in large pan on medium heat- enough oil to sauté mushrooms and onion
  2. Boil salted water in large pot
  3. Add shallots, garlic, red pepper flakes, lemon zest, half of sage and cook until fragrant (less then a minute); add mushrooms, onions, salt and pepper; cook until soft; while cooking squeeze some lemon juice
  4. Cook pasta- length of time depends on pasta, but transfer to large pan just before al dente as it will continue cooking with other ingredients.  Add about a cup of pasta water to large pan.
  5. Adjust heat to low, and let all ingredients cook together and absorb all the pasta water
  6. Taste for seasoning, I like to add more lemon juice at this point
  7. Grate lots of fresh parm, and add about 1 tablespoon of butter and mix together, making sure cheese and butter are melted

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