Orecchiette with Shiitake Mushrooms

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Orecchiette with Shiitake Mushrooms
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
442
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
18g
36%
Carbs
73g
24%
Vitamin A
55µg
6%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.4%
Vitamin C
22mg
37%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.3%
Vitamin K
61µg
76%
Calcium
224mg
22%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
53µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
53µg
13%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
70mg
18%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
314mg
45%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
442mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.6%
Sodium
353mg
15%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.4%
Zinc
2mg
13%

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