Sounds like an odd combo, right?  I know, but trust me when I tell you it is super tasty!  I love the flavor combo of corn and mushrooms to begin with and then add in garlic and pasta and seriously… yum!  It’s perfectly Springy and perfectly delightful!  THE best part about this dish?  In the time it took to boil the water and cook the pasta, dinner was done!  Yup, this only takes about 15 minutes to make.  Give this one a try asap!

Mushroom and Corn Pasta

Serves 2

What you’ll need:

1/2 lb. pasta

8 oz. of your favorite mushrooms (I used baby portobellos), sliced

1 large ear of corn (or two small ones), zipped

4 cloves of garlic, chopped

a handful of chives chopped

2 tbsp. Earth Balance or you favorite butter substitute or butter

drizzle of olive oil

salt and pepper

What you’ll do:

Get your pasta water on to boil.  In a large frying pan over medium heat melt the butter and a few drizzles of olive oil (a tbsp. or two).  Add in the mushrooms and pinch of salt and stir to coat.  When the water is boiling, add in a small handful of salt and your pasta.  Stir and cook until al dente or about 7-8 minutes.  When the mushrooms begin to get soft, toss them and add in the garlic and corn.  And when your pasta is ready, drain and pour the pasta into the frying pan with the mushrooms.  Toss to coat pasta in the buttery, mushroomy liquid!  Add a few more drizzles of olive oil if the pasta is too dry.  Serve warm topped with the chopped chives.

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