Monday, January 18, 2010

Farfalle with Caramelized Onions and Sauteed Mushrooms

1/2 lb. farfalle (bowtie) pasta ($.40)
1 large, yellow onion, cut into thin slices ($.25)
3 T. butter or margarine, divided ($.25)
1 lb. cremini mushrooms, sliced very thin ($2.00)
2 cloves garlic, crushed ($.25)
salt and pepper ($.10)
1/4 C. olive oil ($.75)
3 T. parsley ($.10)
1/8 C. parmesan ($.50)

Cook pasta according to directions on the package.

Add 2 T. margarine or butter to a non-stick pan over medium high heat. Once melted, add onion and cook over low for 20 minutes. Add garlic, cook an additional 3-4 minutes, until garlic is tender.

In a large non-stick pan, add 1 T. margarine and mushrooms - cook over medium-high heat. Season with salt and pepper when mushrooms have cooked for 6-7 minutes. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Toss onions, mushrooms, and olive oil. Toss with with pasta, add more olive oil to coat if necessary. Top with parsley and parmesan.

Yields = 4 servings
Cost: $4.60, $1.15 per serving

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