Delectable Delights — Pasta W/ Tomato-Mushroom Sauce

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Over on herding cats and burning soup, Anna does Tasty Delights and Dazzling Disasters; where she shares about playing in the kitchen and having some fun.

I thought I would also share my kitchen creations or disasters with you!

I found this recipe online at I’m always searching for quick and simple recipes to try out. I don’t like to spend a lot of time cooking. I’d rather be reading, but we all have to eat, so the quick and easy recipes are the best.

We enjoyed this pasta dish. Mr. Angel and myself both thought after the fact that it would have been better with sausage in it. Just too add some more flavor and a meat to the dish. Maybe next time I make I’ll do that.


1 – Pound Penne
3 – Tablespoons extra-vigil olive oil
2 – medium onion, diced
1 – teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 – garlic, minced
8 – ounces button mushrooms, sliced
1/3 – cup dry red wine
4 – cups torn escarole (optional)
3/4 – cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley and oregano)
1 – 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 – cup thinly sliced basil leaves
1/2 – cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan

Note: When I made this I changed things up! I only used 1 onion, also 1 TBSP of minced garlic (not fresh), the 3/4 cup fresh herbs I substituted in 2 tsp Parsley & 2 tsp oregano (not fresh), the basil I did 2 tsp (not fresh) and last with the wine I forgot to add which it turned out great even without it, but you can substitute cooking sherry wine if you don’t have a red wine. I didn’t add escarole that is optional.

Cook the penne as directed by the package directions.

Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan over med-heat. Add the onions, 1/2 tsp of salt & 1/4 tsp pepper. Cook until the onions are softened, 8 min.

Add 1 TBSP garlic and all the mushrooms. Cook 6min.

Add the wine. Cook 3min uncovered.

Stir in the escarole (if desired), chopped herbs, and salt and pepper. Cook 4min then add tomatoes and heat through. Stir in the basil.

Sever it up! Transfer the pasta to a plate and add the sauce top with cheese.



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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

10 comments on “Delectable Delights — Pasta W/ Tomato-Mushroom Sauce

  1. Love a good pasta 🙂
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    • Me too!!

  2. I’m not much of a pasta eater,but it does look good Angela! Shared on all my socials!

    • I love different pasta dishes. Steak is my favorite next to pasta. ^_^ Thank you for stopping in and sharing.

  3. This is perfect for my mate. He’s a huge pasta lover. And it’s easy and simple to make. Thank you for this lovely recipe.

    • Glad I could help you find a pasta dish for your mate. I do love simple and easy recipes, because I’d rather be spending my time reading or TV watching.

  4. This looks good! Saved it to my Pinterest recipe board. I downgraded my Hello Fresh plan so now I’ll have to find more stuff I can cook on my own. Those meals seem to take SO much time! I don’t know where they get the timing they put on the cards?!

    • We have been doing 3 meals a week from HelloFresh and they are the 30min to 40min cook time and 10min prep, so about an hour to do. Not bad! I don’t think they add the correct amount of time for cooking the meats. I always cook them longer then what the recipes in HelloFresh ask, because they never are cooked through with their timing. I’m not sure how they get their timing either!!!

      Any and all easy and simple recipes are what I keep my eye on and save. I have a list of recipes saved on my computer. Glad I could help you find something else to try, besides the HelloFresh.

  5. hmmm looks good!

    • ^_^