Shell Pasta in Mushroom Sauce


This shell pasta in mushroom sauce is so creamy, smooth & loaded with cheese. The fresh herbs & olives make it tasty & flavorful. If you like one pot meals then this satisfying one bowl wonder would surely make you relax & enjoy the goodness of Italian pasta in a very short time. So here is the recipe to be enjoyed maybe with some fresh garlic bread or bread rolls… 😀

Ingredients :

  • ½ packet Shell Pasta (boiled)
  • 10 Button Mushrooms (washed drained & chopped or sliced)
  • 1 med. Onion (peeled & chopped)
  • 1 cup thin White Sauce
  • ½ tsp. Oregano
  • 2tbsps. grated Processed Cheese (I used Amul)
  • 2 tbsps. grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. Butter (Amul)
  • ¼ cup water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

For the Garnishing :

  • 2 tbsps. grated Processed Cheese
  • 2 tbsps. grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Basil Leaves (roughly torn)
  • Fresh Rosemary (optional)
  • Stuffed or Plain Olives

Procedure :
In a sufficiently large wok/skillet, heat butter on a low flame & sauté chopped onions till soft & translucent.

Add the chopped/sliced mushrooms & fry for about 4 mins.

Add water & cook for about  2-3 mins.

Stir in the thin white sauce, oregano, processed cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt & pepper to taste.

Cook for about 2- mins. Your pasta sauce is ready.

To serve, you may either add the pasta to the mushroom sauce;  cook for a few mins. & serve with the garnishing.

To assemble on individual plates, first pour enough mushroom sauce on a plate, top with pasta & some more sauce.

Garnish with grated processed & Parmesan Cheese, a few stuffed or plain olives, some freshly torn basil leaves & fresh rosemary.

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