Pasta with Plum Tomatoes and Button Mushrooms

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Posted By: MD
Posted In:  Pasta
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Preparation Time:  60 minutes
Cooking Time:  60 minutes

Other Info

Serves:  4


Additional information: Variation:
Substitute 1-1/2 cups broccoli florets for the celery and 1 cup quartered mushrooms for the carrots. Or you may wish to use these vegetables in addition to the celery and carrots.Enjoy!!!


Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 med. plum tomatoes
  • 16 oz button mushrooms
  • 8 oz pasta (I usually get pasta sized to match the sliced mushrooms)
  • cooking spray
  • extra virgin olive oil (optional)
  • sliced black olives (optional)
  • salt

Directions

Serves 2 to 4.

Slice clean, dry mushrooms into 1/4 inch pieces, cutting along the grain (horizontally).

Slice the plum tomatoes into 1/4 inch rounds.

Spray two large cookie sheets with the cooking spray.

Arrange the mushrooms and tomatoes on the cookie sheets and spray liberally with the cooking spray.

Begin cooking the pasta according to package directions.

Set oven on broil.

Broil mushrooms and tomatoes on top rack until the mushrooms are golden brown and the tomatoes begin to sizzle. Leave the oven door open during this process because it is easy to scorch the mushrooms. This usually takes 4-6 minutes for each cookie sheet. The tomatoes will be juicy and will make an excellent light "sauce" for the pasta.

Drain pasta and toss with 1/4 teaspoon of the olive oil (optional).

Salt the toasted mushrooms and tomatoes before adding to the pasta.

Add sliced black olives to pasta mixture (optional).

Goes well with a tossed green salad and garlic vegan bread as a maing course (serves two). Will serve four as a side dish.

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