• Mushroom Pasta Sauce

    Ingredients

    6 Portions

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Olive oil
      3 Tbsp.
    • Mushrooms, minced
      2 lb.
    • Yellow onion, medium, chopped
      1 cup
    • Carrots, diced
      2/3 cup
    • Celery, diced
      2/3 cup
    • White wine, dry
      1/2 cup
    • Tomato paste
      1/4 cup
    • Mushroom stock
      1 cup
    • Parmesan cheese rind, 3” piece
      1 each
    • Garlic clove, minced
      1 tsp.
    • Basil sprigs
      2 each
    • Bay leaf
      1 each
    • Potato, grated
      1 Tbsp.
    • Cream
      1 cup
    • Nutmeg
      1/8 tsp.
    • Pepper
      to taste
    • Kosher salt
      to taste
    • Pasta
      1 lb.
    • Parsley, chopped
      to garnish
    • Parmesan cheese, grated
      to garnish

    Method

    1. In a large pot, add the olive oil and heat on medium. Add the minced mushrooms and sauté until golden, about 5 minutes. Add onions, carrots and celery, and continue to sauté on medium heat until the vegetables are soft, about 5 – 6 more minutes.
    2. Add the wine. Stir to release any of the drippings that are sticking to the bottom of the pan. Allow the mixture to cook for 5 more minutes, or until the wine is mostly evaporated. 
    3. Add the tomato paste and stir well. Sautee until the tomato paste has turned a brackish red. Deglaze the pan with the mushroom stock, and add the parmesan cheese rind. Add the herbs, and grated potato. Add the cream and stir well.
    4. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg and taste to test seasoning.
    5. Partially cover the pot and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally. Add a bit of water or more mushroom stock if the sauce seems too thick as it cooks. The sauce is ready to add to your cooked pasta now, or will store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
    6. Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add the pasta at once and follow package directions until pasta is cooked.
    7. Drain the pasta in a colander when finished. Shake well and remove any extra water clinging to the pasta. Pour the pasta in a large serving bowl. Add the sauce and toss together until the pasta is evenly coated.
    8. Top with parmesan cheese and parsley and serve immediately.