Caramelized Onion & Shiitake Pasta

Caramelized Onion & Shiitake Pasta

This is one of those weeknight meals that I’m always a little hesitant about posting. Caramelized onion and mushroom pasta – isn’t that too easy? Are people going to roll their eyes at this? They might. Yes, it’s a very simple recipe, but everyone needs simple recipes to add to the weeknight repertoire, so I’m posting it anyway.

This pasta is just easy enough to make after work, but still interesting enough to make a Tuesday a little more exciting. It starts off with some onions caramelized in butter. Once they start to melt into sweet deliciousness, add some shiitake mushrooms and cook until everything browns and melts together. To brighten it up, make a quick pesto-like sauce with Italian Parsley, olive oil and lemon juice.

Caramelized Onion & Shiitake Pasta

Toss some pasta with the mushrooms and onions, top with some parsley pesto and dust with Parmesan cheese. The pasta gets a nice, deep brown flavor from the shiitakes and an herby lift from the parsley. It’s a really simple, really delicious dish any night of the week.

10 Comments

  1. Love the simple yet tasty combination of flavors Mel – exciting any day of the week!

  2. I found your blog when searching for roasted chickpeas (the post was from, like, a year ago), and I’m so glad I did! I think this is pretty gourmet for a Tuesday! Sounds awesome.

  3. Simple posts are always welcome! They’re easy AND tasty, keep em comin! :)

  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I really feel hungry!

    Cheers,

    Carsten
    tasteandshare.com
    food social network * wine social network

  5. You can’t go wrong with penne I even bake it. I should make this for a friend of mine, problem is.. “shiitake” too much and I can’t get a word in.
    nice bowls..

  6. Weekday dinners can never be too simple. This look like the perfect dish to whip up on a busy night. Thanks.

  7. Dancing Garden Mom says:

    Just found the blog- like what i see so far- especially the grocery store junkie part- i frequently stalk all my local groceries, and several in one afternoon

  8. Yum, yum and more yum! This looks wonderful! I must try this for our family and I will even use Kamut khorasan wheat pasta for extra yum-ness :)

  9. Wow Mel, your blog is so awesome and full of tasty recipes! I’ve just bookmarked some of them – I need to try them :-P Glad to hear people from webdesign field can make a good dishes like these. I saw that you work at agencynet, that’s definitively a dream job, wish you luck there. cheers, fresh

  10. This looks super tasty and I have the ingredients right now! I’m going to make it for dinner. Thank you!

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