Penne with Mushrooms

A flexible main dish. I vary quantities and make substituions depending on what's leftover in the fridge.

Penne with Mushrooms

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    lb penne

  • ¼

    c olive oil

  • 4

    ribs celery chopped

  • 1

    onion chopped

  • 1

    lb cremini mushrooms quarted

  • 1

    cubanelle pepper seeded and chopped

  • 1

    red bell pepper chopped

  • 1

    large carrot grated

  • 4

    cloves garlic finely chopped

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • ground pepper

  • 1

    c. dry red wine

  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

  • 2

    c. chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1

    c. grated parmigiano plus more for the table

  • ½

    c. basil leaves shredded

Directions

Cook the pasta when the sauce is almost ready. In a large skillet heat the oil and add the celery and onion. Cook until softened. Add the mushrooms, peppers, carrot, garlic, bay leaf and S&P to taste. Cook until tender. Stir in the wine and boil for 3 min. Stir in tomatoes and chicken broth. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. When pasta has been cooked al dente, strained and returned to pot, stir in the 1 c. of cheese and half of the sauce. Mix well and serve in shallow bowls topped with additional sauce and cheese.


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