Creamy Mushroom Pasta

How is it that October is almost over?! Seriously, where did it go?! I’m so not ready for this month to be over. I’m enjoying all the Halloween movies, candy, and decorations. I know I’ve said it many times, but this is my favorite time of year. Lots of decorations, AMC Fear Fest, and comfort food. This month is all about comfort food. For example, a big bowl of creamy pasta. But, with the holiday season fast approaching, I think we all need a few lighter recipes in our repertoire, don’t you think?

And you know what rocks? When that creamy pasta doesn’t actually contain any cream. I love finding ways to sub for heavy cream in dishes. There are a lot of great alternatives out there these days like low fat cream cheese or greek yogurt. One ingredient I haven’t really tried is sour cream, but after trying it in this pasta, I am going to use it more often because it made this pasta so creamy and tangy. It’s a great alternative to heavy cream! I got this recipe from Miss Skinny Girl herself, Bethenny Frankel. This is one of my favorite recipes from her so if you’re looking for a tasty, but light pasta, this is your dish!

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. pasta (you can use whichever type you prefer)
  • 7 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 medium white onion, diced
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1/3 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • splash white wine
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Boil a pot of water for the pasta. Season with the salt. Cook pasta until tender and drain.
  2. In a non-stick pan, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the mushrooms and onions in an even layer. Cook for about 3 minutes. Flip the mushrooms over and cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add in the pasta and toss with the mushrooms. Add in the sour cream, broth, white wine, Parmesan cheese, and the salt and pepper. Toss thoroughly until well-combined. Serve with additional grated Parmesan cheese and parsley on top.

Adapted from Bethenny Frankel

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Creamy Mushroom Pasta

   

24 comments

  1. I know I can’t believe were almost into November! Where the heck does time go? Dude, I have 4 more paychecks till Christmas! (I get paid twice a month). What the heck! I am not ready for this years holiday season, however, I don’t think I’m ever ready!! Your creamy pasta looks out of this world!

  2. I simply love your delicious pasta my friend and am definitely glad time is going fast :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  3. Yum! My favorite ingredients in a healthier dish! Love love love!!!

  4. Seriously, where did the time go?! It’ll be thanksgiving so soon! Now this pasta – AMAZING! I love that creaminess, and it looks so easy to make, making it perfect for a weeknight meal. Score!

  5. I agree, there are lots of good subs for heavy cream. Sour cream has the advantage of that nice tangy-ness. Gorgeous pasta!

  6. Love mushrooms! My Mom used to make a dish like this when I was younger and I would always get excited about it. Yours looks delicious!

  7. I have figured out that as we get older… time goes faster!! Before we know it it will Christmas and then 2013. I still remember how it felt when 1999 was so far away (hence the Prince song). LOL! Love creamy pasta anytime!! Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

  8. I think I’m the opposite from you….I can’t wait for October to be over and since we went trick or treating this weekend, Halloween is over for me. But I do love your pasta! My husband loves mushrooms, but I only ever make them two ways: soup or sautee. This is a great idea with s.c to add creamy texture to the sauce!

  9. You are right Stephanie….October came and went way too fast. I really love this time of year as well. Love comforting dishes like this and anything with mushrooms added is a winner in my book! Looks scrumptious! : )

  10. This is how I make my Mushroom Stroganoff. It’s super yummy!

  11. Made this for dinner tonight and it was very tasty :)
    Thanks for the super easy recipe.

  12. this recipe looks incredible… love mushrooms in a white sauce, and even some white wine. hmmmm!

  13. This recipe is right up my alley. Love pasta, love mushrooms, love sour cream…. can’t go wrong! Great idea!

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