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One Pot Gluten Free Spaghetti with Mushroom Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Earthy crimini mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes cooked in flavor-packed sun-dried tomato oil, garlic, and herbs with gluten free spaghetti coated in lighter yet silky cream sauce. Finished in one pot, this delicious Italian pasta dinner comes together in just 20 minutes! 

Whether it is a busy weekday or relaxed Saturday evening, a comforting and fast dinner like this one is a favorite of everyone at my dinner table. Everyone is happy to slurp silky spaghetti pasta coated in scrumptious mushroom cream sauce. I'm happy because dinner came together so fast and most importantly has two servings of veggies and multi-grain gluten free pasta! Such a sweet win-win! Don't you think? So, today I thought why not share this winner vegetarian pasta dinner with you!

To keep this dinner gluten free I have used Ronzoni's Gluten Free® Spaghetti. Gluten Free pastas are one of my favorite choice when it comes to serving pasta or noodle dinner for my family.I'm not allergic to gluten but love healthier serving and sharing healthier meals. Also, being allergic to raw protein myself, I can put myself in anyone's shoes who lives with allergy... and sharing dinner ideas, which everyone can enjoy without worrying for a family member's allergy, makes me very happy. You can check collection of gluten free recipes here.

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Ronzoni Gluten Free® pasta is a multi-grain, tasty mix of quinoa, corn, brown rice and white rice. Also, their pastas are certified gluten free, which makes me happier that I'm serving 19 grams of whole grains per serving for dinner.

Even though the pasta is gluten-free, it had the same white pasta taste and texture. I really hardly felt like I was eating gluten free! Yet I found that the pasta is much lighter on my stomach. They even have Gluten Free Thin Spaghetti!!! I'm for sure trying it in my next pasta dinner. Just so you know, Ronzoni Gluten Free® pastas are distributed nationally and cost about $1.99 to serve a family of 6. You can buy it in most stores where pastas and other pasta products are sold.

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In my home, approval of any recipe is two-fold! ;-) The first critical judge is myself when I'm cooking in the kitchen, and the second is my better half. A recipe it makes to my forth-coming dinner menu when both parties approve it. :)  And I'm happy to say, this mushroom cream sauce was the favorite of the hard-core carnivore in my family! I have shared with you before that Vishal calls vegetarian food, "grass diet". Amazingly, meaty mushroomy creamy sauce coated pasta tasted so so good that Vishal could not resist finishing the whole bowl. In my home that means oh yumm! How good is this pasta dinner! 

So, I guarantee that you will love this family approved recipe! :) 

A 20-minute dinner promise is very tempting! Isn't it? Trust me, it is not at all hard! If you ever are intimidated by serving pasta, in homemade sauces, on such short notice, this recipe will change your perception. I'm also including some useful tips (or say "hacks") to make perfect a pasta dinner at home, every time!

I start by cooking pasta per package directions. While pasta is cooking, I make the mushroom sun-dried tomato cream sauce. This parallel work saves a lot of time. Al-dente pasta is ready in 9 minutes and sauce takes 7-8 minutes.  Easy! Right?

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For an extra layer of flavor, I sauté the garlic, mushroom, sun-dried tomatoes in sun-dried tomato oil. I must say when veggies start cooking in flavorful oil, it smells really good in the kitchen.

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To keep the cream sauce lighter, I use 50% heavy cream with 50% milk. A little mascarpone cheese makes a creamy, thick and silky sauce and no one even notices that it has milk in it. The cheese that I use keeps changing in this recipe as per my groceries. Today I used mascarpone, which is Italian cream cheese, and last week I used goat cheese for this recipe. Really, any cheese that will melt and help bring some body to the sauce can be used. Even good old mozzarella is fine. 

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Oh, and you can even substitute zucchini or broccoli for broccolini.  

So don't be shy to use cheese and veggies of your choice and make this recipe your own.

Enjoy!

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One Pot Gluten Free Spaghetti with Mushroom Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce

One Pot Gluten Free Spaghetti with Mushroom Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Yields 3-4 Servings Serves 3 Notes No. of servings depends on serving size.
Smart Swap For more earthy flavor, replace crimini mushrooms with wild mushrooms such as morels.

Ingredients

    Pasta
  • 1/2 box Pasta  (6 ounce, Ronzoni Gluten Free® Spaghetti Pasta)
  • 1/2 Cup Milk  
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream  
  • 1/3 Cup Sun-dried Tomatoes  (about 12-13 halves, oil-packed)
  • 227 Grams Mushrooms  (9 ounce, crimini or white button mushrooms, thin sliced)
  • 2 Cup Broccolini  (florets seprated)
  • 3 Garlic  (cloves, minced)
  • 1/4 Cup Mascarpone Cheese  (or use shredded mozzarella )
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika  
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Flakes  (use more or less per taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning  
  • 3-4 tbsp Italian Parsley  (chopped)
  • Salt  (to taste)

Directions

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  • Step for Recipe - One Pot Gluten Free Spaghetti with Mushroom Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce
    1. Drain sun-dried tomatoes from oil. Reserve 2 tbsps of oil for sauteing veggies. Chop tomatoes into small pieces. Also, ready rest of the ingredients: slice mushroom, cut broccolini and mince garlic cloves.
    Step for Recipe - One Pot Gluten Free Spaghetti with Mushroom Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce
    2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Once pasta has cooked, drain and reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
    Additional Notes
    I like to season the water with salt for better flavor. Cook pasta al-dente.
  • Step for Recipe - One Pot Gluten Free Spaghetti with Mushroom Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce
    3. In a pan, heat sun-dried tomato's oil, add in garlic, sliced mushrooms and broccolini with paprika, Italian seasoning, and 1/4 tsp of salt. Saute on high heat until mushrooms are cooked, have started to caramelize a bit (2-3 minutes)
    Step for Recipe - One Pot Gluten Free Spaghetti with Mushroom Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce
    4. Add milk, heavy cream, and cheese to the skillet and bring to simmer, cook for 2 minutes just until sauce starts to thicken and cheese has melted.
  • Step for Recipe - One Pot Gluten Free Spaghetti with Mushroom Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce
    5. Add 1/2 cup pasta water with drained pasta, pepper flakes, and chopped parsley. Fold pasta gently in the sauce and heat through for 1 minute until flavor comes together. Remove from heat.
    Additional Notes
    If serving later. Reserve the remaining 1/2 cup pasta water to loosen the sauce. (add few tablespoons as needed)
    Step for Recipe - One Pot Gluten Free Spaghetti with Mushroom Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce
    6. Taste and adjust by using salt and pepper. (Make sure to taste seasonings. Proper salt will bring the flavor of cream sauce, mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes even more.) Serve immediately! Enjoy!
Savita's Notes:

Some Tips for Cooking Perfect Pasta Every time:

Always cook pasta per package directions. Make sure to use the labeled amount of water and stir frequently. To ensure good taste & texture, be sure to use enough water when boiling pasta and to rinse with warm water after draining.

Always reserve pasta water after draining cooked pasta. You can even bring day-old pasta to life with a few tbsp. of pasta water without compromising the flavor of sauce.

If you ever feel that final pasta dish tastes bland, chances are it just needs a little more salt. So, first check and add salt. Especially in cream based pasta recipes, seasonings will bring out the flavor of every ingredient.

If you can't find mascarpone cheese (Italian cream cheese), use regular cream cheese or shredded mozzarella, or any white cheese that melts well in sauce such as goat cheese.

Half milk and half cream makes a lighter cream sauce vs. using all heavy cream. You can also use half-and-half (easily available in stores), which is equal portion milk and cream. You can also use 1% milk instead of whole milk to cut on some dairy calories.

 

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  1. I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/797905526965186560
  2. My favorite quick and delicious pasta recipe is an awesome BLT Pasta Salad that I make at least once a month.
  3. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/797886174773858308
  4. I love spaghetti salad. I think it's equally good either warm or cold and I can vary the added veggies depending on what I have on hand or what is in season.
  5. https://twitter.com/ThatTuxedoCat/status/797820685162835968
  6. My favorite quick and delicious pasta recipe is Spicy Poblano Bolognese.
  7. tweeted https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/797683757797036032
  8. I like spaghetti and meatballs.
  9. I tweeted https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/797584295661596672
  10. My favorite quick and delicious recipe for pasta is Macaroni salad! I love it!
  11. tweeted https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/797315943420530688
  12. I love a delicious Italian pasta salad.
  13. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/797097709865930752
  14. Honestly? On lazy nights it is a pound of organic spaghetti with a jar of Newman's Own Organic sauce. hahahaha! SO good and super easy!
  15. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/796857407376949248
  16. I like pasta with pesto. It's fun to mix up the ingredients and you can make it super fast and healthy.
  17. Speghetti!!
  18. Https://mobile.twitter.com/Esham4life/status/796220963767668737
  19. oh I have so many favorites ... speghetti salad for one!!!
  20. tweeted https://mobile.twitter.com/faithjacklynswe/status/795540035093327872
  21. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/795317054404489216
  22. Spaghetti is my favorite with Italian sausage. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com
  23. tweeted https://twitter.com/fairydancer35/status/794976905808187392
  24. My go to fast and easy meal is my angel hair with meatsauce
  25. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/calebaw3s0m3/status/794725373913272321
  26. The quickest pasta might be mac nncheese, but we really like spaghetti too.
  27. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/794625201933840385
  28. I posted a tweet too: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/794622926448312321
  29. Gosh, your recipe looks beautiful. My own favorite 'fast' pasta is a classic Garlic pasta with fresh Parsley (if you don't have the parsley, don't make this!). fresh Thyme (ditto), Garlic & Olive Oil. Fool-proof really if you have decent pasta and the fresh herbs.
    thanks, Margot! I like your version too. And totally agree, good pasta and fresh herbs make all the difference.
  30. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/794609568584269824
  31. Baked spaghetti - although it's not super quick.....it's super good!
  32. Here's my tweet sharing your recipe and the Ronzoni giveaway: https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/793942371100663809 Thank you!
  33. My favorite quick and delicious pasta recipe is like yours, in that the sauce is made while the pasta cooks. For my sauce, I soften onion and garlic in oil, add dried basil and oregano, and pour in a can of crushed tomatoes while the pan is very hot. Season with salt & pepper and serve with Parmesan
  34. I love orzo with artichokes, tune, capers and parsley.
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