Spaghetti with Creamy Mushroom Sauce – A Thirty Minute Dish

Happy Hump Day, everybody. Or should I say hopefully happy and a little humid Hump Day. The weather is all over the place these past couple of days with the next thunderstorm right around the corner. It’s not really warm and not really cold. So, let’s make something really quick for dinner today. Nobody likes spending hours in the kitchen on a Wednesday, right. This recipe is super quick and easy, as recipes invented in a pinch usually are. No hours of chopping needed. There is nothing that ever bothers me more than all these famous television chefs making twenty minute meals on TV, with all their ingredients already cleaned and chopped. That is definitely cheating. Anybody can cook in twenty minutes when there is nothing left to prepare. This recipe takes thirty minutes start to finish and requires no long introduction. It’s pasta with a creamy sauce, who needs anything more?

Spaghetti with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients for 4 portions:
4 Portions of Pasta (Spaghetti or other)
Olive Oil
1 small onion, diced
2 Tsp. Instant Vegetable Stock/Vegetable Stock Cube
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
*125 gr cubed cottage ham or bacon
400 gr/ 4 Cups mushrooms, sliced
200 ml/1 Cup Cream (or a vegetarian alternative)
Salt
Pepper
Parsley
Optional: 1-2 Tsp. Cornstarch
*omit in order to make it vegetarian

Instructions:

1. Pour a little olive oil in a frying pan and put it on high heat.
2. Sauté the diced onions and instant vegetable stock in the hot oil.
3. Clean and slice the mushrooms.
4. Boil whatever pasta you’d like to serve according to the package.
5. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute.
6. Add the ham/bacon to the pan and sauté until it is cooked.
7. Put the mushrooms into the pan and sauté them until lightly brown.
8. If you use vegetable stock cube, add it now. Add salt, pepper and parsley to taste.
9. Add the cream and leave it to reduce a little. Dissolve the cornstarch in a little bit of cold water and add it little by little to the boiling sauce to thicken it until it has reached the desired consistency.

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