Angel-Hair Pasta with Green Beans and Mushrooms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Angel-Hair Pasta with Green Beans and Mushrooms
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Vaishali Honawar
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound whole-grain angel-hair pasta , cooked according to instructions in salted water.
  • 1 cup of chopped green beans.
  • Stop the cooking as soon as the pasta is al dente. Drain the pasta and beans and set aside. Reserve about 1/2 to 1 cup of the pasta water.
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion , thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic , thinly sliced
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes , thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or 2-3 tbsp of fresh oregano
  • 1/3 cup of lightly toasted and coarsely chopped walnuts.
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta in salted water. In the last five minutes of cooking, add the green beans to the pot. Drain, and set aside with 1/2 to 1 cup of pasta cooking water.
  2. Saute, stirring frequently, until the onion softens and turns translucent.
  3. Heat the oil and add onion and garlic. Saute for five minutes until onions are translucent.
  4. Add 1 pound of sliced button or cremini mushrooms and 1/3 cup of vodka
  5. Saute the mushrooms until they start to caramelize and the liquid is mostly gone.
  6. Add the sundried tomatoes and oregano
  7. Add fresh-ground black pepper and salt to taste.
  8. Stir everything together, then add the pasta and beans. Add 1/2 cup of the pasta-boiling water.
  9. Toss together and continue cooking on very low heat another couple of minutes.
  10. Stir in the walnuts.
  11. Let the pasta stand another couple of minutes before serving.