Eerrm.. Meat Free Tuesday… Mushroom Alfredo 😍

As I had emergency fish to use up yesterday, I bumped Meat Free Monday, to Tuesday.

I have mushrooms to use up and with a splash of this and that from the fridge and cupboards came up with Mushroom Alfredo…

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We love mushrooms, and they are so versatile.  For this recipe, finely slice enough mushrooms for however many you are making for, I am using about half an Aldi box of chestnut mushrooms.

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Peel and chop and onion and a clove of garlic and gently fry in 15g of butter till softened, then add the sliced mushrooms, stir in a half teaspoon each of dried dill and thyme then season with salt and pepper, then add a tablespoon of plain flour and stir through till combined.

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At this point, add 180ml of veg stock and 100ml each of milk and double cream, stir through, it will start to thicken.  Add 100g of grated Parmesan and half a bag of rocket, you are supposed to use spinach, but I didn’t have any.

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Whilst this is all happening, cook your pasta, traditionally it should be fettuccine but I only have spaghetti in, cook up till tender then drain and add to the sauce, if the sauce is a little thick add a little of the pasta water at a time till it’s ‘right’ , serve with a sprinkle of chopped parsley – Yumm 🤗

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Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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