With the beginning of the new year, I’ve decided I want to try more meatless meals. This one was very tasty and a good winter meal.
Assorted exotic mushrooms (these can usually be found at finer supermarkets) – sliced
A few white mushrooms – sliced
Heat some olive oil in a pan. Add the mushrooms, garlic and parsley. Cook slowly until the mushrooms are soft. Add some broth to the pan if it starts to stick.
Make a slurry of flour and broth and set aside.
When the mushrooms are done, add some broth and the slurry. Cook over low heat until the mixture thickens. Adjust the broth level until you have a nice sauce, making sure it’s not runny. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over hot polenta.
This was great!
1 lb. linguine
1 lb. sliced cremini mushrooms
6 minced garlic cloves
1/2 c. Pecorino cheese, finely grated
2 T. chopped parsley
While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter and oil in a frying pan. Add the mushrooms, seasoning with salt and pepper. Saute until browned and tender. Add the garlic and sauté a bit longer.
When the pasta is done, add the cooked pasta to the mushrooms. Add 3/4 c. of the pasta water too and the cheese. Cook until the water has evaporated. Add the parsley and serve.
I’ve always loved this dish, only when I was a little girl, we used to use Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup. This was delicious but now I like to know what’s in my food, so I try to make everything from scratch. This recipe is delicious and just as good as that other stuff!
1/2 lb. ground pork (or ground Italian sausage without fennel)
1/2 lb. ground beef
1 onion (1/2 sliced and 1/2 diced)
1 clove minced garlic
1/3 c. bread crumbs (high quality)
1 egg, beaten
1 t. Italian seasonings or Herbs de Provence (your preference)
1 T. Worchestershire sauce
2 c. sliced mushrooms
2 T. flour
1 c. beef or chicken broth
1 c. fat free milk
1/4 fat free sour cream
Saute the minced onions and garlic in some olive oil. Place into a bowl. Add the meats, bread crumbs, egg, Worchestershire, and spices. Using your hands, mix altogether until well combined. Form meatballs about the size of a ping pong ball (or slightly smaller).
In a frying pan, heat some oil and brown the meatballs well on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside. In the same pan, add the sliced onions and the mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms are soft and all the liquid has evaporated. Add the flour and stir. Cook for a few minutes. Add the broth. Whisk in the milk and sour cream. Bring to a boil.
Return the mushrooms to the pan and reduce the heat. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes, making sure that the liquid doesn’t dry out too much. Season to taste.
Serve over some rice or pasta or mashed potatoes.
Sometimes just a plain sauce is all that’s need on spaghetti. This has a lot of weight watcher points – 17, but if it’s combined with some 0 point alternatives for lunch or dinner, it’s OK!
1 lb. dry spaghetti
3 T. butter
1 T. olive oil
1 lb. cremini mushrooms, cleaned and slice
6 cloves garlic
1/2 c. Pecorino cheese, grated
2 T. parsley, chopped
Cook the pasta. Reserve 3/4 c. of the pasta water.
Meanwhile, heat 1 T. butter and oil in a large pan. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until browned and tender. Add the garlic and remaining butter and sauté for a little bit longer.
Add the cooked spaghetti to the mushroom pan, the reserved pasta water, and 1/2 c. cheese. Cook and toss until the water has evaporated. Add the parsley and toss again. Serve immediately and add more cheese if desired.
Baby bello mushroom, thinly sliced
Green onions, chopped
Cook the mushrooms in some olive oil until done. Remove to plate.
In the hot pan, brown the chicken thighs well on both sides. Deglaze with some white wine.
Add some broth and reduce the heat. Cover and cook until done.
Return the mushrooms to the pan. Turn the heat up to high to evaporate most of the liquid. Make a sludge of water and flour. Add to the pan.
Add the green onion and stir to combine well.
This was pretty good – and a different take on Cacciatore using pork instead.
5 Weight Watcher Freestyle Points (4 servings)
12 oz. pork tenderloin, cut into chunks
3 small Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 bell pepper, cut into chunks
8 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced or quartered
1 c. marinara sauce
Rosemary to taste
Coat a pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle the pork with salt and pepper. Cook the pork until browned. Remove to a plate.
Add more cooking spray. Add the potatoes, onions, and 1/2 cup water. Cook, scraping up the bottom of the pan. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add the peppers, mushrooms, and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Saute until the vegetables are browned. Add more water if they start of stick. Cook for about 7 minutes.
Stir in the marinara sauce, pork, and 1/4 water. Bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce the heat, and cook until the vegetables are tender and the pork is cooked through (about 7 minutes).