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Not exactly what you asked for... REC: Penne with Mushroom Pesto

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Posted to Thread #30419 at 8:36 pm on Jul 30, 2018

I love the pesto as a pasta sauce, but it also is great as a topping for crostini.

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Penne With Mushroom Pesto

Recipe By :Cooking Live
Serving Size : 4
Categories : Food Processor Cooking Healthy And Hearty
Pasta Tried & True

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
10 Ounces Fresh White Mushrooms, Chopped Fine -- see notes
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon Dry Sherry -- optional
1 Clove Garlic, Mashed To A Paste With -- 1/4 teas. salt
1/4 Cup Pine Nuts -- see notes
1/4 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan
1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley Leaves, Washed & Spun Dry -- packed
1 Pound Penne Rigate, Or Other Tubular Pasta

In a 6-quart pot, bring 5 quarts salted water to a boil for pasta.

Make pesto: In a 10 to 12 inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Saute mushrooms with Worcestershire and sherry, salt and pepper to taste, stirring, until liquid mushrooms give off is evaporated and mushrooms begin to brown, about 10 minutes.

In a food processor, puree mushroom mixture with garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan and remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add parsley and blend until parsley is chopped fine. Pesto keeps, surface covered with plastic wrap, chilled, 1 week.

Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente. Reserve 1 cup cooking water and drain pasta.

In a large bowl, whisk the pesto and 2/3 cup reserved cooking water. Add pasta and toss well, thinning pesto, if necessary, with remaining reserved cooking water.

Serve immediately.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 175 Calories; 18g Fat (90.8% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 37mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Serving Ideas : Great with a salad and crusty bread.

NOTES : The easiest way to finely chop the mushrooms is in the food processor.
I used walnuts instead of pine nuts and it worked very well. .

Every good dish deserves a good pot.

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