Chew on This: Creamy Mushroom Pasta with Caramelized Onions and Spinach

22 Jan

Good morning! I love trying new recipes. I often find ideas online that inspire me then I change them up to what fits into my pantry. I don’t mind buying a few ingredients I know I will use the rest of, but hate buying things for one recipe then I have extras I never use! So I often improvise and the results are still just as yummy. This past Sunday I made a new pasta recipe that was so tasty it will become one of our go-to dinners. What is great about this recipe is you can add other veggies for different flavors or even pair it with meat if you need a little more.

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Spinach Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Pasta with Caramelized Onions and Spinach


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion sliced

pinch of salt

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

7-10 mushrooms sliced (I used button white mushrooms)

1 1/2 cups spinach (or more if you like)

Spaghetti or Fettuccine Pasta

1 cup milk (you can substitute 2/3 c heavy cream and 1/3 cup milk)

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Caramelize onions. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet. Cook onions on medium heat, stirring every once in a while, until a dark brown (but not burned). When almost done browning add a pinch of salt. Total time should be about 30 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pan. Stir until all onions are coated.

2. After you have started cooking the onions heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in another pan and add mushrooms. Cook mushrooms on medium heat about 20 minutes covered. Stir occasionally.

3. Add mushrooms to the caramelized onions. Add 1 1/2 cups spinach and stir on low heat until spinach wilts.

4. Cook pasta. (I started mine when my mushrooms were almost done)

5. Add milk and Parmesan cheese to the onion, mushroom, and spinach mixture. Add pasta and stir to coat. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until cheese is fully melted.

Serve and enjoy!

Spinach in onion and mushroom mixture

{Spinach added to the caramelized onion and mushroom mixture}

Wilted Spinach{Wilted spinach along with the onions and mushrooms. Ready for milk, cheese, and pasta}

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Spinach Pasta

You will love this recipe! It is so delicious.



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