Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spinach Fettuccine with Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes

Spinach #Fettuccine with Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes #recipe #food @secooking


Simple, delicious and so easy pasta that could be transformed into extraordinary restaurant quality dish. 
We love pasta, and I often plan romantic dinners despite having 3 kids. I just love sharing delicious meal with my husband. Even though pasta can be pretty messy, for me it screams romantic dinner. As you can see extremely simply, but umami is there, so I know you will love it too. Why don't you try making it for your honey, for yourself or for family and friends. You can add anything that you like, for example you can add any kind of mushrooms, or tomatoes...addition of chicken perhaps or fish on the side. Cheeses are up to you because as much as cheese adds the flavor, you won't be missing it for this dish at all, but if you like cheese I don't see reason why not! The other suggestion that I would like to mention is that you can oven roast garlic, mushrooms and tomatoes for about 20-30 minutes, puree and just mix with the olive oil and some of that pasta water. It will enhance the flavor and the aroma, and the more you eat taste gets richer.  
Experiment, taste and enjoy!  
Spinach Fettuccine with Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes
Serves 4 | Total time: 20 minutes 
Prep time: 5 min. | Cooking time: 15 min.
Ingredients:
  • 1 pk. Spinach Fettuccine, handmade and packed (or you can make any Fettuccine that you have in your pantry) /+ salt to season the water and 1/2 tsp oil 
  • 3 Tbs. Olive oil
  • 6 Mushrooms, sliced 
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Garlic cloves 
  • Dry Italian Herbs Mix, to taste 
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Garnish: Parmigiano Cheese and Fresh Basil, if desired 


Directions:
  1. Boil water with well seasoned water with salt, and drop pasta/ for handmade pasta you will need about 5-7 minutes until it's done. 
  2. While you wait for water to boil start on a sauteing first minced garlic to infuse oil then add mushroom slices, tomato halves. Saute for few minutes, season to taste with salt and pepper and sprinkle Italian garlic and herbs to taste. 
  3. As soon as fettuccine is done, drain but reserve about 1/4 cup of pasta water. Drop the pasta in the saute pan, toss the pasta to get to coded then add pasta water, cover and let it cook for additional 2 minutes under the lid. Add more seasoning IF NEEDED! 
  4. Sprinkle with Parmigiano Cheese and garnish with fresh basil, if desired 
Serve immediately!

*Note: If you going to use pasta that is not handmade your cooking time will increase. 
If you have less people around your table use less pasta. 
TIP* Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar into seasoned water for pasta. Pasta will be glossy but you will not taste or smell the vinegar when the dish is complete! 

Now that I gave you lunch or dinner idea, go and make your love happy by making him/her some pasta!!!!!!

Until next time....
Your Friend, 

Your friend,
Sandra 

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74 comments :

  1. What a perfectly simple and delish pasta dish. Love the colors and flavors!!! Nicely done!!!

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  2. Prekrasno izgledaju, sve pohvale na fotkama, divne su!

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  3. OMG, I am screaming over here in delight! i adore this pasta dish! it embodies everything about your cooking style / blog: simple, easy, fresh!

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  4. @Lisa, Thank you very much!:)

    @Zondra, Hvala puno...:)

    @Jen, Thank you sweetie..I appreciate it!:)

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  5. What a great pasta dish, I love all of these ingredients. Can't wait to try!

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  6. What a perfect light and quick pasta meal. Love the color with the spinach pasta.

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  7. Sandra this is a perfect pasta dish. Looks lite and healthy and don't you just love spinach fettuccini. Beautiful presentation as always.

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  8. It is indeed simple and such gorgeous colors, I love it!

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  9. @Laura, So glad that you like it! Let me know if you do make it!

    @Erin, Thanks sweetie!

    @Suzi, It is lighter then your usual pasta dish, and the best benefits that we can make it at home and control not only portion size but also what we are putting the the pot. Thank you!!!

    @Jeannie, Thanks hun...happy that you love it!:)

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  10. This is so pretty and I love that it would come together in a flash. Thanks!

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  11. It is pretty easy dish, Marissa..I mean 10 min. top maybe 15 if other noodles were used! Thanks so much!

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  12. Beautiful plating and photos, Sandra - and it sounds delicious, too :) Veggie pasta dishes are my favorite, they're colorful and nutritious!

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  13. This is so healthy and delicious - great dinner post my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  14. A gorgeous pasta dish, perfect for me,can't wait to try!! have a good day...

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  15. @Priscilla, i love veggies pasta too, I have to hunt carrot one..love the rich color! Thank you!

    @CCU, Thank you very much!

    @Chiara, Glad you like it..you do awesome pasta too, can't wait to try one of your dishes! Thanks!

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  16. It looks delicious and pretty, yet seem simple to make. I'll have to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This looks wonderful..love the colour of the pasta!

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  18. The spinach fettuccine really gives the dish a gorgeous hit of color--this looks fresh and delicious!

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  19. @Binh, it is simple..and presentation is really easy...hope you whip up some pasta soon!:) BTW Thanks!

    @Asiya, Thank you very much!

    @Cucina, Thank you sweetie, and am glad you like it!

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  20. Wow, the presentation of this pasta is impeccable Sandra!

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  21. You do have a tasty way with pasta! I am liking these lighter versions of pasta, it is amazing what a few fresh and carefully chosen ingredients can do when combined with pasta. Lovely presentation.

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  22. @Gourmantine, Awww thank you so much..

    @Tina, Thank you for visit again and your lovely comment!

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  23. This looks delicious, Sandra. I have a major thing for spinach pasta as well as mushrooms and tomatoes so combining them all makes me oh so happy :-P

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  24. Very pretty pasta dish, love all your colors and flavors;-)

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  25. What a gorgeous dish, Sandra!!! So yummy, too. Sending you lots of #PastaLove!!!

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  26. Beautiful plating, beautiful dish, and beautiful photo!

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  27. @Janet, yeyy..we both have major thing for veggies aka spinach pasta:)) and I will not talk about mushrooms, they are must have almost every day LOL! Thank you for coming!

    @Patty,Thank you sweetie!

    @Liz, :)) Thanks for the #PastaLove my friend..

    @Steph, Your comment is beautiful..thank you for making me smile!!!

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  28. Yum! Something about this says summer to me. Lovely dish. And congrats on the 24x24!

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  29. I love pasta and new ideas are always welcome!
    You have an eye for styling Sandra. Your photos are so beautifully styled. Makes me hungry instantly

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  30. Hi Sandra! This is total yumminess and your photos are FAB! Would you believe I adore Italian food, spent three years in Sicily and never had spinach fettuccini? There's something wrong with that!

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  31. Beautiful dish Sandara!!!
    Yayyy... Loads of #pastalove to you...

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  32. What a lovely dish. And your plating is beautiful!

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  33. Looks simple and delicious. Wonderful!

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  34. Now I can eat my big bowl of pasta without feeling any guilt. :) Lovely healthy pasta dish! :)

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  35. This plating is absolutely beautiful!

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  36. @Roxy, Awww thank you so much!

    @Ann, that is so odd that you never had this kind of pasta while were there..hope you can change that and make some pasta for you and your hunny bunny!:))

    @Reem, thanks love for your #PastaLove!:))

    @Alyssa & Beth, Thank you gals!!!

    @Ramona, hehe, yes you can! Thank you hun!

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  37. You don't have to tell me twice to make pasta! I was just wondering if you are gonna put up a pic sans dimples, lol. You go girl, you are way braver than me going sans carbs.
    -GIna-

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  38. That looks incredible, and your pictures are beautiful. Can't wait to try this recipe!

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  39. i've never tried spinach fettuccine before! how is the flavor? i love pasta dishes that are simply tossed in EVOO and some garlic. simple, light, yum!

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  40. What a fantastic, wholesome and healthy vegetarian dish Sandra! This looks so delicious and is definitely what I'm craving lately. Great recipe!

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  41. @Gina, you don't have to tell me twice either..just say it and I am storming to the kitchen :)) Thank you sweetie!

    @Emily, Thank you very much, I hope you do try it!

    @Junia, Honestly it is very delicious..this was my second time try it with different combo, and i really love it! I love simple pasta too, and hate to see covered in tones of sauce!BTW Thanks!

    @Georgia, I am craving pasta everyday LOL! I should call my blog " Sandra's pasta" hehe...thank you sweetie!!!

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  42. I love this pasta dish Sandra, so simple and easy to put together in a pinch. Very pretty too.

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  43. Thank you Suzanne..I am glad you like it!

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  44. Sandra, how long have you been making this dish??

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  45. :) This is my second time making it...@Rice Krispie treats

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  46. Hi Sandra! You know how to make delicious pasta. And your creative ideas are endless! I haven't used spinach fettuccine for a while. I love that color (same as matcha color). :-) I'd love to try this recipe when I grab that pasta!

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  47. Sandra, this pasta is beautiful! I love all the colors. It sounds amazing too.

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  48. Sandra,
    This dish is gorgeous, and healthy at the same time, with all of the lovely fresh ingredients.

    Congrats on the Top 9 today!

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  49. @Nami, Yes, the color is same as matcha..I hope you love it once u make it! Thank you my friend!

    @Beth, Thanks sweetie!

    @Backy, Thank you so much!

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  50. Sandra, another immaculate dish! You've implemented the healthiest, freshest, and most stunning ingredients here and it shows through to the final product. Superlative!

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  51. I love fantastic tasting dishes that are easy to make. This one is so pretty, too! I love mushrooms!

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  52. Thank you Viviane for your compliment...

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  53. Sandra-Congratulations on the Top 9...well deserved!
    Your spinach fettucine is gorgeous, healthy, and delicious. Love the combinations of the bella mushrooms, and the cherry tomatoes. The presentation is super elegant.

    I'm going to pin this; don't have a pasta board yet, so I'm starting out with yours!
    Hugs,

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  54. Awww Elisabeth..you gonna open a pasta pin with my dish ..so sweet! Thank you my friend, I appreciate your kind words!

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  55. Hi Sandra, Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9! I've noticed you garnish your plates with a line of pefectly formed circles (of sauce?). How do you do it? It elevates the dish and presentation is something I've been trying to improve myself.

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  56. Hi Sandra, Congratulations for being on top 9 !!!!!!
    This pasta is looking so delightful and appetizing. A very well made post with beautiful pictures. Loved the presentation. I've bookmarked this special recipe of urs and wud love to give it a shot. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

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  57. Lovely, sophisticated and delicious as always, Sandra! Cheers and congrats on Top 9!! :)

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  58. @DB, Thank you! it takes a lot of concentration and steady hand!

    @Sonia, Thank you very much! I hope you like this simple but delicious meal!

    @Meagan, Thank you sweetie, I appreciated it!

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  59. Beautiful plating! Your veggie pasta dish looks really delightful...Wanna try soonest!

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  60. Thank you! i am happy that you like it!

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  61. Minus the mushrooms (which are my arch nemesis) that sounds amazing! So light and refreshing which I look forward to this time of the year!

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  62. This is a lovely pasta dish. I love the new look on your blog and the pictures are lovely, also. (Maybe I haven't been here lately ;)

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  63. This looks simply stunning my friend - that fettuccine is exquisite :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  64. @Jen, Oh yea you don't like mushrooms...you don't know what you missing LOL! I love mushrooms! Thank you for coming dear!

    @Sarah, Welcome back and thank you for the compliments!

    @CCU, Thank you honey so much!

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  65. The pictures speak for themselves--beautiful, Sandra. :)

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  66. it's simple yet healthy indeed :) finger licking good!

    Latest: Crown of Pork Experience

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  67. @Jean, Thank you so much hun!

    @Fish, :)Thank you sweetie!

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  68. So beautifully plated! Just looking at it tells me that it's so good!
    Hope you're enjoying the weekend! Happy Mother's Day, Sandra!

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  69. Stunning photography! Beautiful recipe! Any room for guest for dinner ;)

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  70. Absolutely gorgeous and delectable pasta dish!

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