Saturday, September 18, 2010

Creamy Lemon Mushroom Pasta

So Mike was umpiring one night, and I needed something for dinner. ย I didn’t feel like going to the grocery store, so I decided to just “throw something together” with what I had. Whole Wheat Pasta (Check), Mushrooms that needed to be used ASAP(Check), Lemons also needing to be used up (Check), Left Over Cream from another Dish (Check), 1/2 of a red onion (Check), Can of Black Olives (Check)… hmmm… I love me a good Pasta!!!
This dish ended up being fantastic (fantastic enough to make again!!) The hubs came in from umpiring and took a bite from the left overs. ย His words were, “Holy Cow- that’s better than at a restaurant!!” Gotta love my (partial) taste-tester! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Creamy Lemon Mushroom Pasta


8 oz Whole Wheat Pasta (Roughly half a box)
2 tsp Olive Oil
8 oz Can of Black Olives (halved)
1 Pint of Sliced Mushrooms (I used Baby Bellas since they were on sale)
1/2 Red Onion (Coarsely Chopped)
4 Cloves Garlic (Chopped)
1 tsp Lemon Zest
Juice of 2 Lemons
1/2 Cup Cream


Boil Water and cook pasta to al dente. While Pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place onions in skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the Mushrooms and Olives and allow to cook down and soften (3-4 more minutes or so). Add the Garlic and stir. Next, add the Lemon Juice and Lemon Zest and allow to heat. Turn off the heat and add the cream, and mix together. Add Salt & Pepper to Taste.

Drain cooked Pasta and add to skillet and toss with the sauce. Sprinkle Fresh Parmesan Cheese over top if desired. DELISH! ๐Ÿ™‚

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4 Responses to “Creamy Lemon Mushroom Pasta”

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    notyet100 — September 18, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

    me hungry now

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    We Are Not Martha — September 19, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    Sometimes pasta is the best dinner ever and this one sounds fabulous!! I just found you through Foodbuzz and can't believe I haven't seen your blog before. I'm loving Project Food Blog because it's helping me find so many amazing blogs ๐Ÿ™‚


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    the domestic mama — September 21, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    Yum, looks awesome! To let ya know- I contacted the Post about PFB, and told them about the 3 locals that are in it- maybe something will come of it!

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    blackbookkitchendiaries — September 22, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    this sounds so lovely.. i need to try this soon.

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