Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Talk about comfort food, stop you're here! I use this recipe a lot, especially when I'm expecting guests for dinner. I make my own pasta, usually in the afternoon of the day my guests are expected. Locatelli is a delicious cheese, but if you're having trouble finding it, just go with a piece of Parmesan that you can create curls with. I also interchange the arugula with spinach. Both are fine. As for the pappardell, it is a wide pasta, looks sort of like lasagna, but don't use that it's too thick. If you don't make your own Pappardelle, and can't find it in your stores, just go with a wide noodle shape. It's so good, any shape is going to be great. Just improvise!
- 1 large portabella mushroom
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 4 ounces fresh pappardelle pasta (about 1/4 of the box)
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 ounce fresh arugula, washed and spun dry, tough stems removed
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
- 1⁄4-1⁄3 cup shaved locatelli romano cheese
- Preheat the oven to 475°F.
- Roast the mushroom with the butter, garlic and salt and pepper to taste until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and slice thinly.
- Cook the fresh pasta in boiling, salted water until as dente, about 3 minutes.
- Heat the olive oil in a large akillet over high heat. Add the roasted mushrooms and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the arugula and more oil, if necessary, and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add a splash of pasta water to the skillet to create a sauce. Transfer the pasta to warm pasta bowls or serving plates, sprinkle with the pine nuts and cheese shavings and serve at once.