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Angel-Hair Pasta with Green Beans and Mushrooms

Angel-Hair Pasta with Green Beans and Mushrooms
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Saute, stirring frequently, until the onion softens and turns translucent.
  • Heat the oil and add onion and garlic. Saute for five minutes until onions are translucent.
  • Add 1 pound of sliced button or cremini mushrooms and 1/3 cup of vodka
  • Saute the mushrooms until they start to caramelize and the liquid is mostly gone.
  • Add the sundried tomatoes and oregano
  • Add fresh-ground black pepper and salt to taste.
  • Stir everything together, then add the pasta and beans. Add 1/2 cup of the pasta-boiling water.
  • Toss together and continue cooking on very low heat another couple of minutes.
  • Stir in the walnuts.
  • Let the pasta stand another couple of minutes before serving.