Penne with Mushrooms, Roasted Garlic, Cilantro and Marinara Sauce

From Kopiaste to Greek Hospitality by
November 22, 2012

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 3 - 4

* 250 grams, penne rigate
* 1 cup homemade Marinara Sauce (tomato sauce)
* 200 grams small whole button mushrooms
* 3 tbsp garlicky olive oil
* 2 cloves roasted garlic
* Salt and freshly grated black pepper
* ½ cup cilantro (fresh coriander), finely chopped


#1 Heat water, add salt and boil pasta for about ten minutes or according to package instructions.
#2 Heat the olive oil taken from the roasted garlic together with roasted garlic and crush them with a spoon. Add the mushrooms, season them with salt and pepper and sauté on both sides for 2 – 3 minutes.
#3 Strain pasta and warm marinara sauce in the same pot.
Add the pasta and mushrooms and mix.
#4 Cook for 1 more minute, remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro.
Serve with more cilantro and freshly grated black pepper on top.

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