Friday, March 10, 2017

One Pot Pasta with Artichokes, Mushrooms and Cheese

"This one pot pasta earned Manservant's seal of approval. Filled with lots of mushrooms, artichokes and creamy cheese, this one pot pasta is ready in under thirty minutes!"


One pot pasta has been around awhile. Was it dear Martha that started this trend? I don't know for sure, but it has certainly solved many a meal time crisis. I always have pasta in the house and I can always whip something up with it, but I love the idea of only using one pot. That means NO second pot to boil the pasta. Let's face it some days I'm just feeling lazy. For that matter some weeks I'm just feeling lazy, and I think this week was it.

Now many one pot pastas are great the day you make them. Reheating them is often a different story. The pasta tastes limp and watery and just isn't the same which isn't good for two people because I assure you we can't eat a pound of pasta in one sitting.  Well....like never. Even if we wanted too. Besides I always want leftovers and pasta makes the perfect microwaveable lunch.



Enter the little ears orecchiette. Are you all ears yet? This sturdy pasta shape is ideal for one pot pasta. It is hard to over cook and it reheats like a dream. That means pasta for lunch and all through the week. Perfect for a lazy person like me. It was also a great meal for someone who hadn't made it to the grocery in a week. This recipe used up some not quite so fresh anymore mushrooms, some delectable dried mushrooms, one can of artichokes and a good hunk of goat's cheese that was taking up real estate in the fridge. You may not see the cheese in the photo, because I forgot to put it on. But trust me this pasta needs that cheese, just like salad needs dressing.

I actually was surprised that Manservant asked for seconds. He is a man that loves his meat, but the mushrooms made this hearty and filling. There you have it. His official seal of approval and even better this is ready in less than thirty. Minutes, that is. That's quicker than pizza delivery. Just sayin'!


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                                                 Dinner on the table in under thirty! This great pasta dish will have everyone asking for seconds! And with mushrooms in there, no one will miss the meat!



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One Pot Pasta with Artichokes, Mushrooms and Cheese

This one pot pasta earned Manservant's seal of approval. Filled with lots of mushrooms, artichokes and creamy cheese, this luscious pasta is ready in under thirty minutes!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 25 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1/2 c dried assorted mushrooms such as porcinis and shitakes, rehydrated (Save the liquid)
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 14 oz orecchiette or other pasta
  • 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 14 oz can of artichoke hearts, quartered and drained
  • 1/3 c heavy cream
  • 1/3 c parmesan cheese grated
  • 4 ounces goat's cheese, (sliced into rounds-1 for each serving)
  • Fresh chopped Italian parsley for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium high heat. Add diced onions, fresh mushrooms and saute until lightly gold. Add garlic and saute another minute.
  2. Add rehydrated mushrooms, mushroom liquid, pasta, broth, seasonings and artichoke hearts. Cover and bring to a rolling boil. Stir and turn to low heat. Simmer with lid 10 to 15 minutes depending on what type of pasta you are using. Remove lid. Check pasta and make sure it is al dente and that it is the consistency you want. Check for seasoning. It may need some salt and pepper. Stir in parmesan. Stir in heavy cream and if you want a dollop on top, that's OK, too.
  3. Serve with a sprinkle of parsley and top each with a round of goat's cheese.
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24 comments:

  1. This looks outstanding! And it's perfect for my Lent-observing guests. Bookmarked!

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  2. YUM! Bill isn't home for dinner tonight and I would love to eat all those fabulous mushrooms without seeing him pile them on the edge of his plate. I have that lazy feeling when it comes to making dinner about 75% of the time :)

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  3. OMG this looks amazing Abbe! I can practically taste all the complex flavors in this dish- making me very hungry!Great recipe!

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  4. Mushrooms taste meatier than meat. IMO, at least. I'm the king of lazy, so this is for me! Good dish -- thanks.

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  5. This looks delicious, especially with the mushrooms and goat cheese. Being lazy works for me. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Love one pot meals! This is so delicious and with mushrooms and artichoke.

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  7. I've got to try this Abbe - I adore mushrooms and pasta and love the addition of artichokes! Absolutely brilliant :) Have a beautiful weekend!

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  8. Yes, please! This looks and sounds wonderful, Abbe! Mushrooms can make me forget about meat. Glad my hubby loves them too.

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  9. What rock have I been living under? I've never seen this one-pot pasta trick. I've been boiling and boiling and boiling... GREG

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  10. Don't you just love these one pot little wonders. Full of spring ingredients. I have not had this shaped pasta in a long time. :)

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  11. Yum, Yum and super Yum! What a fabulous meatless meal and it's pasta!!! Great dish!

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  12. This looks fantastic! Can't wait to try it. I love that it's a one dish meal. The rule around our house is when my hubs does the cooking I do the cleaning, and when I do the cooking I do the cleaning. So you can see how important one dish meals are ;)

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  13. Perfect little dish, I love everything about it! We would devour this happily! Great recipe!

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  14. OMG! I love everything about this pasta. Artichokes are my all-time favorite, and I love mushrooms, and I love pasta, and I love quick meals. . .This is perfect! Thank you for the recipe :)

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  15. Little ears pasta is my favorite, especially if it's used in a one pot meal. Love that you paired it with the artichokes and mushrooms. I can see why manservant loved this. Happy Monday Abbe!!

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  16. Little ears are my favorite, especially in a one pot meal. I can see why manservant loved this so much, mushrooms and artichokes sign me up!!

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  17. This looks sensational! Can't wait to try this one at our house.

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  18. I have all the ingredients at home which is clearly a sign that I need to make this! Looks and sounds delicous :)

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  19. I am really into this one pot pasta at the moment. What a great idea to make it with orechette and artichokes.Brilliant

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  20. Yumm... one of my favourite pasta dish.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  21. My husband would marry me all over again if I made this for him <3

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  22. This is a perfect weeknight one-pot meal. I adore mushrooms and artichokes and their presence makes meat overrated. Thanks for the idea!

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  23. Just recently I discovered orecchiette pasta from Trader's Joe, and since then I have been using it a lot...this one pot pasta sounds and looks delicious...indeed a great meal!
    I hope you are having a nice week Abbe :)

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  24. Pasta, artichokes, mushrooms and cheese - especially goat's cheese... All of my favorite things in one beautiful bowl. Sounds like the perfect dinner (and lunch) to me! Pinning!

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