Penne with Mushrooms, Peas & Cherry Tomatoes

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Penne with Mushrooms, Peas & Cherry Tomatoes
MC
Meyer Canada

Servings:
4 portions
Prep time:
00:10
Cook time:
00:25
3 Ratings
3.33

By Theresa Greco Loaded with veggies, this pasta dish is a healthy meal that is ready in minutes.

Ingredients

  • tbsp olive oil
  • cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • tsp crushed red pepper
  • ounces cremini mushrooms sliced
  • cups frozen peas
  • cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • pound penne pasta
  • tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • Parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Stir the penne into the boiling water. Cover the pot and return to boiling, stirring occasionally until pasta is tender but firm (al dente). Usually about 12 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil, crushed red pepper and garlic over medium heat. Cook until garlic becomes fragrant. Add mushrooms. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally about 5 minutes or until mushrooms are lightly browned. Add peas and 1/4 cup of pasta water; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat until pasta is ready.
  3. When ready drain pasta and add to skillet with vegetables. Return skillet to low heat and add tomatoes and basil; toss to coat. Season with salt and a splash of olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately