I love cooking pasta because it’s usually tasty, not too difficult, and makes for good leftovers for lunches. I found this recipe for a bow tie pasta with spinach, mushrooms, & caramelized onions via Pinterest a few years ago. It’s easy and delicious – my favorite!
I follow the original recipe and just adjust it based on how many people I’m serving.
- olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- half and half
- parmesan cheese
- bow tie or farfalle pasta
First, slice your onions and brown them in a skillet with olive oil. Tip – My mom taught me to sprinkle a little sugar on the onions/in the pan when you’re caramelizing to help them go quicker. Cook until the onions are brown, but not burnt. Sprinkle with salt. Remove the pan from the hint and deglaze with a little balsamic vinegar. Remove the onions from the pan and add in the sliced mushrooms and some more olive oil. Sprinkle in some salt and cook until the mushrooms soften. Add in the spinach and stir until it wilts. This can all be done while you’re boiling your water for the pasta and cooking it.
Add in the half-and-half to the mushroom and spinach mixture. Then add in the parmesan cheese, some salt, and stir until the cheese melts. Then put the onions back in. Add in the cooked pasta and stir to combine and heat through. You can serve with some more parmesan cheese on top if you like!
This is a great weeknight meal!