Shiitake Mushroom Pasta

What’s for dinner tonight??? Shiitake mushroom with zucchini and asparagus. This meal is easy to make and can be healthy as well. I served it over spaghetti squash but also made noodles as my husband is not a fan of squash.

Make your own cream sauce. It’s simple and delicious! For the sauce I added cornstarch to the meat and veggies and tossed until thoroughly coated. Next, add milk and heat on low heat to help thicken. For a little extra flavor I added sriracha and chicken “better than bouillon” to help bring out the flavors. Easy, tasty and a little spicy but not too much for that sensitive tongue.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb pork sausage (Italian sausage)
  • 1 lb mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini’s, chopped
  • 1 lb asparagus
  • ¼ cup Pesto*
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 3 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp sriracha (optional)
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon (better than bouillon)
  • 1 cup Kale or Spinach
  • Spaghetti Squash or Pasta

Chop zucchini and mushrooms; set aside.

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In a large skillet begin cooking the meat until half done, add the mushrooms and zucchini and continue to cook.

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Add pesto and continue to cook the meat until thoroughly done.

*Pesto- I made my own pesto with my basil plant a couple days prior. To make your own add 1 cup fresh basil leaves, 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, small handful of raw almonds. In a food processor begin to puree while adding enough EVOO to make a paste.

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Once meat is no longer pink, add cornstarch and coat evenly.

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Add milk and simmer over low heat until it begins to thicken.

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Add Sriracha sauce (optional)

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Add Better Than Boullion.

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Turn heat off and top mixture with kale and place a lid on top of the skillet to not overcook the kale.

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Once the kale is wilted, you are now ready to serve and eat up! :)

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Meanwhile, broil asparagus with EVOO, salt, pepper, and garlic salt for 5-7 minutes.

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Serve on Spaghetti Squash (or pasta)

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Top squash with sauce and layer with asparagus!

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Enjoy!

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