After a long day of moving to a new house and painting I needed something quick and easy for dinner as well as healthy and filling enough. I also knew that there really wasnt any food at home, so had to improvise with what I had in my fridge and cabinets. I had a pack of spaghetti and a bag of mushrooms.
Quick and easy no fuss.
- 1 pound dry spaghetti
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound cremini mushrooms, cleaned, caps removed, and sliced
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 7 to 9 minutes, or according to package instructions. Reserve 3/4 cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and set it aside.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter and the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until browned and tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and remaining 2 tablespoons butter and sauté for 1 minute more.
Add the cooked spaghetti, reserved cooking water, and 1/2 cup cheese. Toss and stir until the water has just evaporated and the cheese has melted into the pasta. The adding of cheese is optional, I didn’t add cheese to mine.