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Tasty rustic french onion and mushroom dish recipe in cast iron pan

Rustic French Onion and Mushroom Pasta


  • Author: Louise
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4

Description

Creamy caramelised onion, mushroom and cheese sauce with wholewheat penne pasta – a perfectly easy vegetarian meal for meatless Monday.


Ingredients

  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 punnet Portobellini mushrooms (small brown ones)
  • 2 small garlic cloves (or 1 large), minced
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino cheese (or Gruyere), firmly packed
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 1/2 -3 cups raw wholewheat penne

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized frying pan, add the onions, butter and sugar and cook until soft and translucent.
  2. Add the wine and cook until it has all evaporated and the onions are beautifully caramelised.
  3. Add the garlic, mushrooms, cayenne, and thyme and cook until the mushrooms are done, being careful not to burn the garlic.
  4. Add the cream and the cheeses and allow to melt.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste
  6. Cook 2 1/2 – 3 cups raw penne, drain and then add to the sauce.
  7. Garnish with fresh sprigs of Thyme and enjoy!!!!