RECIPE

Mushroom Marsala Pappardelle

Ingredients

  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound pappardelle or fettuccine pasta
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 pounds cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup marsala wine
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup chopped flat leaf parsley (a couple of generous handfuls)
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 2 cups baby spinach, coarsely chopped

Preparation

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain.

While the pasta is working, in a large, deep skillet, heat the EVOO, 4 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until they begin to darken, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the marsala and cook until reduced slightly, about 1 minute. Stir in the vegetable broth and cook for 1 minute more. Stir in the butter until melted, add the parsley and toss.

Add the pasta and cheese to the sauce and toss for 1 minute; season with salt and pepper. Top with the spinach.

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