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Pasta is one of the most comforting dishes out there, but it can also be one of the heaviest. Replacing meat with mushrooms makes this recipe just a bit lighter, but still just as comforting. The mushrooms are cooked with a bit of butter, red peppers, and herbs to create a deep, rich flavor. Enjoy!

Recipe: Pasta with Hearty Mushroom Sauce

Pasta with Hearty Mushroom SauceServes 3-4

What You'll Need:

1 12-oz package noodles
2 large portobello mushrooms, cut into strips
4 white button mushrooms, chopped
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup vegetable stock
½ teaspoon ground oregano
½ teaspoon ground basil
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

What to Do:

  1. Prepare the noodles according to package instructions.
  2. While the noodles boil, heat a large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Once hot, add the butter, mushrooms, red pepper, onions, and garlic. Saute until tender.
  4. Add the vegetable stock and let boil for a few minutes.
  5. Add the oregano and basil and stir to combine. Turn down the heat slightly, and let simmer until the sauce begins to thinken, about 5 minutes.
  6. Once the noodles are cooked, drain and rinse them.
  7. Lay the noodles on a serving platter and top with the mushroom sauce.
  8. Toss, garnish as you like, and enjoy!

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