Mushroom Alfredo

One of my favorite bloggers is Rumbly in my Tumbly. I started out following her due to a friend of a friend connection. She’s actually the first person I signed up to follow and I’ve never regretted it. This isn’t actually a recipe she developed, but she adapted it from Pinch of Yum.

I made it last night for G and I. It was incredibly filling. I’ll put my changes in the Recipe Box. Since I like meatless meals, finding some that satisfy us both is quite rewarding. I really enjoyed the combination of mushrooms. Of course, I’m quite a mushroom fan, so this was a real treat.

The pasta came together quite quickly. I know it looks a little dry, but that’s why you’re keeping some of your pasta water. I’d never used herbes de Province before. Nice flavor and I’ll use it again. I might even try making it myself; it’s all things I have in my spice cupboard: savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, and oregano. I’ll keep you posted.

16 ounces pasta (linguine is a favorite of mine)

6 tablespoon butter, divided

3 cloves garlic, minced, divided

4 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced (any kind)

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon herbes de provence

1 1/2 cups milk

S & P to taste

3 tablespoons olive oil

additional 1/2 cup pasta water, broth mild or cream (optional)

parmesan cheese for topping

Cook the pasta in salted water, drain, set aside and toss with a little oil to prevent sticking.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add one clove of the garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 5 -10 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside.

Add the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter to the pan and melt again over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the flour and herbes of Provence. Stir for a minute to cook out the flour taste. Slowly add the milk, whisking to incorporate. Let mixture simmer until thickened. Season with S & P.

* From the Recipe Box:

If you like mushrooms, you will enjoy this. The more varieties the better. It looks dry in the pcture, but it really wasn’t.

and remember:  Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time. Big kiss, Lynn

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