Pasta,Mushrooms and Broccoli W/ Creamy Tomato Sauce

"I am not partial to pasta salad, but my husband is,and this one is the only one I truly like.It's from a cookbook titled The Pasta Salad Cookbook. The only changes I made was to slice the mushrooms thickly,and add some Parmesan while mixing it for the final time - and of course, add more to my serving."
photo by VickyJ photo by VickyJ
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photo by VickyJ photo by VickyJ
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Cook pasta until al dente,drain and toss with 1 tbl.
  • olive oil.
  • Heat 3 tbls.
  • olive oil in a large skillet,add the mushrooms and saute quickly over high heat until golden Rmove from heat and add cream,tomatoes and seasonings.
  • Mix well and cool to room temperature.
  • Toss the mushroom,tomato and cream mix with the pasta.
  • Add the broccoli just before serving and toss gently again.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust to your liking.
  • Serve at room temperature and pass the grated Parmesan separately.

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  1. kimbearly
    fabulous non meat lunch dish for just me!!!as a rule i do not like recipes with cream but i have been experimenting and this was great!the add-ons are endless and i will try some of my ideas soon...
  2. 89liztaylor89
    Very bland but a good base
  3. mangomom
    Used this as a starting point. Browned the mushrooms, removed from pan, then sauteed the chopped broccoli along with diced zucchini, garlic, and power greens (spinach, chard and baby kale). Added a can of diced tomatoes and a cup of evaporated milk (I needed to use some up) and also some softened cream cheese to thicken it. Very much enjoyed in our house!
  4. VickyJ
    Hello! :) I made this for dinner last night. It was just me, so I had something great for lunch today. This was so easy and very delicious! I had some mushrooms to use up, and I came upon your recipe. The only thing I forgot to use was the parmesan cheese when it was done and tossed. This would be great cold, I think. This is going in my Just For Me and Past, Pasta! coobooks. Thank you for the awesome dinner.
  5. noreenruth
    this was a great success


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