08 December, 2011

Farfalle in a Creamy Roasted Mushroom Sauce - A Guest Post by Deesha @ Vegetable Platter

Farfalle in a Creamy Roasted Mushroom Sauce

There are few food blogs which grabs your attention from very first visit. It could be the way it is designed (uncluttered and clean works for me), the narration, eye catching photography or the precise, clear instructions. Deesha’s Vegetable Platter is one such blog which has all these qualities and much more! Her authentic and traditional recipes married well with the modern and fusion style of cooking along with her crisp and beautiful food photography which is like a cherry on top of already delicious and beautiful cake! I am honoured to have her today as a guest blogger. Please welcome Deesha and don’t forget to follow her on Twitter.

Monsoon Spice has been around for a long time. I remember, when I was taking baby steps in the world of blogging, I would wait for Sia's posts and ogle at those larger than life food pictures. I loved the way she wove stories around food and made it so heart warming. So, it goes without saying that I did derive a lot of inspiration from Monsoon Spice. And, to do a Guest Post for Monsoon Spice is an honour. Thanks Sia!!!

When Sia, mailed me asking me to do a post on her blog, I almost instantly said YES, but her blog has such a wide array of dishes that every time I decide to do dish, TADAAH!!! Its on her blog already.. Almost after a week of deciding, I settled for a very comforting Farfalle in a creamy Roasted Mushroom Sauce...

Pasta is such a comfort food and I love the fact that it’s so easy to customize. Its winter here, in our neck of woods, and a bowl of warm homemade Pasta is what I crave for dinner. I've made tons of variations in Pasta but Mushrooms is something that never got paired with it simply because I am not very fond of mushrooms.. So, instead of using whole mushrooms, I made a sauce with roasted mushrooms & it turned out so well, that I actually didn't mind mushrooms for the first time.

Now the Recipe...


Farfalle in a Creamy Roasted Mushroom Sauce
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 30-35 mins
Serves: 2 people
Recipe Level: Easy/Beginner
Spice Level: Low
Shelf Life: Stays for 2 days, if refrigerated but tastes best when consumed fresh

100g Farfalle/Bow Tie Pasta
A handful of Black Olives
A handful of fresh Parsley for garnish
1 tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Salt if needed

For the Sauce:
200g White Button Mushrooms
1 big White Onion
2 tbsp Olive Oil
½ cup Milk
2 tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese
2 stalks of fresh Rosemary
1 tsp dried Oregano
Salt as per Taste

Creamy Roasted Mushroom Sauce
  1. Cook Pasta as per package instructions. Drain, drizzle with olive oil and set aside
  2. Preheat the oven to 450F. In a bowl, add mushrooms, onion Oregano, some salt, olive oil and rosemary and toss to coat well. Arrange the mushrooms on a baking tray and let them bake in the oven for about 15-20 mins until the mushrooms turn slightly golden. Allow them to cool.
  3. In a blender, blend the roasted mushrooms and onion into a smooth paste using little milk.
  4. Heat olive oil in a pan, transfer the mushroom paste and stir. Add milk, 1 cup water, grated parmesan cheese and some salt. Allow it to simmer for about 5 mins. If the sauce is too thick, add some milk or water
To Serve:
  1. Add Pasta and olives into the mushroom sauce and mix well to coat. Let it simmer on low heat for about 2 mins. 
  2. Transfer to individual serving bowl and garnish with grated Parmesan and chopped parsley before serving.
  3. Dig In.. Enjoi !!!


  1. love this simple delicious recipe from Deesha. I am also a fan of her simple elegant photos :)

  2. I love farfalle and mushrooms, so that delicious dish is for me!



  3. very well naratted. I always adore these two blogs. nice post Deesha...

  4. A very tempting recipe!!! Great shots as usual :)

  5. Love the post; those look lovely!

  6. Love the recipe and the pic that goes with it.

  7. I am a big fan of Vegetable Platter and love Deesha's photography! It's beautiful as usual!

  8. Delicious sauce..love anything with mushrooms...got to try this out

  9. This is an absolutey lovely mushroom pasta dish.
    Thank You and Thank Deesha.

  10. Roasted vegetables have always been my fav. I love the way you have used roasted mushrooms in the sauce for this beautiful pasta recipe. Thank you Deesha for your wonderful post and many thanks for guest blogging in my virtual kitchen :)

  11. Thanks everyone. My pleasure Sia :) Thanks to you too

  12. Delicious and simple....got to try it


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