Thursday, April 28, 2011

What's For Dinner? Cream of Mushroom Pasta with Broccoli

This is an extremely simple recipe that is similar to Alfredo and takes less than 30 minutes to make. 

I threw it together one night many months ago and then found something that sounds like it on the Campbell's website a few weeks later so I will credit them as well.  Their version is located here.

Here's what you need to make about 4 servings:
8 ounces thin spaghetti or angle hair pasta (linguine or regular spaghetti would both work well, use what you like and have on hand)
10 3/4 ounces Cream of Mushroom Soup (this is the standard sized can)
1 cup Milk
1 package frozen broccoli - chopped or florets
Pepper to taste

Prepare the pasta per the directions on the package.  Add the frozen broccoli about 3 minutes before the pasta is done.

While the pasta is cooking, in a medium bowl mix the soup and milk.

Drain pasta and broccoli and put back in the pot.  Pour the soup mix over the pasta and toss.

The hot pasta should heat the soup but you could turn the burner on low while you toss it just to give it a little more heat.

You could add chicken or leave it without and use it for your vegetarian meal for the week.  Extra mushrooms that had been sauteed in a little olive oil would also be really good!

I served these with the Cheddar Bacon Onion biscuits from the PW website but I omitted the onions.  The meal was very yummy and even with the biscuits I had dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

1 comment:

LC said...

Nice! Always looking for a way to incorporate broccoli.