Catelli® Gluten Free Penne with Wild Mushrooms & Spinach

March 16, 2015 Catelli Gluten Free

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4 Servings

1 pkg (340 g) Catelli® Gluten Free Penne
1/2 oz (15 g) dried mixed wild mushrooms
2 cups (500 mL) hot, no added salt chicken or vegetable broth
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
4 cups (1 L) chopped mixed fresh mushrooms
3 shallots, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each dried thyme leaves and pepper
3 tbsp (45 mL) balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp (15 mL) gluten free cornstarch
5 cups (1.25 L) baby spinach

Hydrate dried mushrooms in hot broth for 20 minutes. Drain, reserving mushrooms and broth separately. Finely chop rehydrated mushrooms.

Cook penne according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add dried and fresh mushrooms, shallots, garlic, salt, thyme and pepper. Cook, stirring until browned and tender.

Stir reserved broth with balsamic and cornstarch until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thickened. Add hot cooked penne and spinach, tossing until spinach is wilted. Serve immediately.

– For a more complex sauce, replace 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the chicken broth with white wine.

– Make a pasta ‘al forno’ by sprinkling the dish with Swiss cheese and broiling for 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbly.

– For a meaty accent, brown 1 1/2 oz (45 g) diced pancetta along with the mushroom mixture.

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Catelli Gluten Free

Welcome back to the taste of pasta you love! Catelli’s unique 4 natural grain blend is made with the finest quality white and brown rice, corn and quinoa blended for a delicious taste and smooth texture that will surprise and delight your entire family. Catelli® Gluten Free pasta is produced in a dedicated gluten free facility.

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