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Whole Wheat Pasta with Fresh Mushroom Marinara

Whole Wheat Pasta with Fresh Mushroom Marinara

Food Weight: 3.5 for ~1 cup sauce over 1 ½ cups cooked pasta

 

Sometimes nothing will do but PASTA!

 

Ingredients:

·        1 package (16 ounces) 100% whole wheat pasta (I use Gia Russa® brand, imported from Italy)

·        3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

·        2 medium onions, diced

·        1 teaspoon salt

·        ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

·        3 cloves garlic, minced

·        8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced

·        1/3 cup dry red wine

·        ¾ cup fresh parsley, chopped

·        ½ teaspoon oregano

·        1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

·        1 tablespoon sugar

·        Fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced, optional

·        Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional


 

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, ½ the salt and pepper and cook covered for approximately 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the garlic and mushrooms and cook covered for an additional 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the wine, stir and cook uncovered for three more minutes. Add in the parsley and the remaining salt and pepper, stir and cook uncovered an additional four minutes. Add the tomatoes and sugar and cook for five more minutes, stirring often. Transfer pasta to plates, spoon the sauce over the top and garnish with cheese and basil if desired. Serve immediately.

 
Nutritional Information Per Serving (~1 cup sauce over 1 ½ cups cooked pasta):


Food Weight: 3.5, Calories: 338, Fat: 8 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 679 mg, Carbohydrate: 61 g, Dietary Fiber: 10 g, Sugars: 11 g, Protein: 11 g

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