I was sick of the same old same old so I went to pinterest (of course) to find something I could make. I wasn't finding anything that caught my eye so I just typed in veggies. This delicious recipe for a creaming spinach, mushroom and caramelized onion dish popped up. So I thought, why not add it to pasta!!
So I did!!
I ended up doubling the vegetable portion and tripling the sauce portion. I ended up using 3 pounds of pasta and that was just enough for us. I had leftovers for lunch the next day.
I recipe called for three onions. I used about 5 huge onions because I know onions always shrink down to just about nothing, and caramelized onions are so good! called for 10-15 mushrooms. I used about 5 10oz packs of pre cut mushrooms. It was a good amount. It called for 3 cups of spinach. I just threw in as much as I wanted. I probably would add even more next time because spinach also shrinks down a lot.
The sauce called for 1/4 cup of milk, 1/3 cup of heavy cream, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and a 1/4 tsp of salt. I tripled this sauce. Next time I might 4x it.
To give you a heads up it does take a little bit longer to caramelize onions, about 30 minutes total. We didn't end up eating until about 8pm, so I would suggest starting earlier than I did. But when your husband works until 6:45 and you have a 14m old running around it doesn't always work out that way!
But some of the complements I heard were, "wow, I'd order this in a restaurant!" "This was worth the wait!" "Wow, this is delicious!" I was cooking for some people who have high expectations and who are picky. So I'd say this recipe will be added to my cook book and be a norm in our family!!
Here is the original recipe, I added pasta!