Orecchiette with Shiitake Mushrooms

Orecchiette with Shiitake Mushrooms
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

The shape of orecchiette pasta is perfect for holding the savory sauce made from the mushrooms as they cook. If you have any leftovers, serve them at room temperature the next day.

4
Servings
851
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 12 Ounces dried orecchiette pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Cup shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 large portobello mushroom cap, chopped
  • 1 Cup sugar snap peas or snow peas, strings removed
  • 1 Cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes; reserve ½ cup of the cooking water and then drain well. Transfer pasta to a large bowl.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, cook for 1 minute, then add mushrooms and cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add peas and cook until just tender, about 2 minutes more.

Transfer vegetables, green onions, cheese, salt, and pepper to bowl with pasta and toss well, adding some of the reserved pasta water, if needed, for moisture. Serve hot.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
33g
47%
Sugar
61g
68%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
124g
95%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
26µg
4%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
745mg
75%
Choline, total
38mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
16g
64%
Folate, total
53µg
13%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
198mg
62%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
239mg
34%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
20µg
36%
Sodium, Na
504mg
34%
Water
88g
3%
Zinc, Zn
13mg
100%

Orecchiette Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Orecchiette Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.