Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Penne & Cheese, Mushrooms & Trees

Hubby got into tonight's dinner! He even wanted me to show his homebrew in the pic, and helped come up with the name. He talked me out of 'Shrooms N' Trees because it sounded too hippy.

This was a great recipe. It was inspired by a broccoli & mushroom Alfredo off of vegweb.com. But I feel I altered it enough to call it my own.


  • Penne pasta (as much as you would eat in one sitting)
  • 2/3 cup broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup plain soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons white flour
  • 1 crushed or chopped garlic cloves (to taste)
  • plenty of salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 2/3 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (any kind)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegan margarine (I like Earth Balance)
  • 1/2 c. nutritional yeast
Cooking Directions:
Start boiling water for the pasta. chop the garlic and add to an oiled pan- saute on med heat. Chop mushrooms and add to garlic in the pan. When water boils, add penne pasta. In a med saucepan mix together milk, flour, margarine, olive oil, and yeast. Bring to a boil over med heat until thick while occasionally whisking sauce. Before you drain the pasta, add chopped broccoli to the boiling water and cook for about 3-5 mins. Drain. Mix with sauce and mushrooms, top with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

We liked this a lot. It was really easy and quick to make, with not a lot of chopping. It's a keeper!

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