Quick & Easy Pasta Fresca

This is a quick light meal that takes about 15 minutes to put together. With the queso fresco it takes on a stroganoff appearance. This is a great meal for a night when you want something good but you don’t want to put much effort in it.

Small onion – chopped
A couple of garlic cloves – chopped
Crimini mushrooms – chunked
Small grape or cherry tomatoes – halved
A couple of roasted tomatoes – chopped
Red and white wine
Mexican queso fresca – chunked
Greek seasoning
Fresh basil
Fresh parmesan for garnish

I keep Trader Joe’s frozen pasta in the freezer at all times. It cooks in 3 minutes and tastes like fresh pasta. I also keep roasted tomatoes stored in olive oil handy.

Take a saute pan and put butter or olive oil in it. Add the onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until slightly soft. Add the roasted tomatoes, Greek seasoning, and salt and pepper. Cook it until you feel good about it. Add the mushrooms and some red and white wine. Cook this down for a bit. Add the queso fresco and cook until it makes a gravy-like sauce.

Right before you are ready to plate the dish, add the tomatoes and basil and take off of the heat. Stir to slightly heat the tomatoes.  Add the pasta and stir. Plate the dish and garnish with fresh parmesan.


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