Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Buitoni Pasta

Friday afternoon I was very excited to find a box on my front porch from Foodbuzz.
The box contained a package of Buitoni Riserva Wild Mushroom Agnolotti pasta filled with, are you ready for this, imported Grana Padano and Parmesan cheese and Portabello and Crimini mushrooms....drool! All pastas are not created equal. Did you know this? This Wild Mushroom Agnolotti has such an unfair advantage. There are just some types of pasta that I prefer over others. Who wouldn't love little pasta pillows stuffed with mushrooms? I’ve decided that I LOVE this pasta. The edges are soft and tender, while the center is creamy and full of flavor and retains a nice bite.

Anyway, I came up with this cheesy, creamy pasta side dish and it complimented the pasta so well. Even A.J. was groaning as he was eating. I love it when that happens.

Saute 2 finely chopped shallots over medium heat in 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil for about 2 minutes, then add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and continue sauteing for another 2 minutes.
Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream, 1/4 cup of dry white wine and 1 teaspoon of Herbs de Provence, stir to combine.
Add 1/2 cup of freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese and continue stirring.
Add a dash of white pepper to taste. The sauce didn't seem to need any salt, but taste and adjust salt and pepper to your taste. Lower heat to medium-low.
While sauce is warming, cook pasta per package directions.
Toss cooked and drained pasta in sauce and serve.
And, oh! Don’t forget to top it off with a little more grated Pecorino Romano cheese and to eat every last bite in the bowl. And go ahead and groan…I love when that happens!



44 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious looking dish!

Cheers,

Rosa

gigi said...

I hope you did enter this recipe in a contest!! I know it would win hands down! I think you sould have a dinner party and invite all of us over to try this recipe!
I think I could eat this for breakfast! NOW!

moderate Sherri said...

DO I have your permission to lick the plate too?

This looks incredible!

5 Star Foodie said...

This cheesy sauce sound excellent! We had the buitoni pasta the other day and also enjoyed it very much.

Ginger said...

WOW this is a definite winner. It looks like it should be served in the finest Italian restaurants!! YUMMY!!!

Deb said...

This looks so good! I could go for some of this right now even though it's still early morning!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Oh Katherine, that looks delicious! I haven't made up my mind what to do with mine yet, but you should post this recipe on the foodbuzz site if you haven't already. Hey, you could win!

Have a great day - I'm off in the yard again today. Supposed to be in the 80s today, yes, already. What happened to spring??

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

That looks amazing! I'm glad that it is not even 10am and I'm craving mushroom pasta.

Cheryl said...

OH MY DOG that looks amazing, I got some of that pasta as well and have been wondering what to do with it!

Debbie said...

Oh wow...looks great! I will definitely be adding this to my list of recipes to try...I love Buitoni pasta....

Merrianne said...

Totally Yummy!

burpandslurp said...

lol, I'm not groaning, I'm DROOLING! hell yeah with the extra cheese grated on top!
a great semi-homemade recipe! sandra lee, go to the corner and weep!

Pearl said...

oh i think that's one of the best ways i've seen the buitoni pasta in blogging recipes!

Cathy said...

Hello, dinner! This looks AMAZING. I am already groaning.

We LOVED LOVED LOVED the chicken cacciatore! Best version I've ever had! I will make it again and again - thank you!

Elyse said...

Shallots? Wine? Cream? Cheese? OH MY GAH. This sauce sounds amazing, just amazing! I'm so impressed. I can't wait to try it out.

Priscilla said...

Mmm, looks like a yummy pasta dish. I am hungary for that!

Pam said...

Yum. I just got the ravioli too - they were so tasty. I am sure they were REALLY good with your amazing sauce.

The Lucky Mrs. T said...

**** drool ****
It's official, we're having Italian for dinner...

The Blonde Duck said...

(Sulks.) If only Ben wasn't allergic to mushrooms...grumbles...

Claudia said...

Okay. I'm groaning. As is the dog. Delciousness in a bowl.

Bridgett said...

I am begging you to invite me over when you make this again! Wow, Katherine, this is divine. I am such a mushroom nut and need to keep an eye out for these ravioli.

Pam said...

I love to find recipes using packaged pasta. I always buy ravioli and tortellini when it's on sale to keep in the freezer.

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

This looks amazing! I wanna lick the plate too!

Gladys said...

I don't think that is allowed on my diet. So I'll just sit here and stare at the picture and drool. Um, sorry didn't mean to slobber on your comments.

Kathy said...

Another OMGosh meal from you!!! Bookmarking now...

Marjie said...

I guess I joined the wrong part of Foodbuzz, because they didn't send me any Buitoni pasta! This looks great!

Elra said...

Delicious, silky and what a mouth watering pasta.
Cheers,
elra

Maria said...

Love pasta, anytime, anywhere!

newlyweds said...

That looks so good, what is food buzz, exactly?

melissa said...

I got the same pasta and as I told another blogger who posted about it yesterday, I LOVED IT!! So glad I wasn't alone. Wasn't it fantastic? I will actually buy this.

I was totally going to make a sauce like yours. Something creamy, herby. Looks wonderful. But I got lazy and just tossed it with good olive oil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and some Asiago. Deeelicious.

Dietitian for Hire said...

awesome recipe

Bunny said...

I've seen blogs with this pasta on it but your recipe is the best I've seen!! Wonderful!!

Chris said...

That....

looks....

AMAZINGLY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Femin Susan said...

What a delicious food you make? Thanks for sharing

Reeni♥ said...

Your sauce sound absolutely divine! How delicious!

Selba said...

It must be so yummy!!!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I think this is the best preparation of these that I've seen so far! Yum!!

Debbie said...

I'd love to find this entire dish on my front porch!

JANE said...

WOW!! I am extrememly picky about my pasta and will use only certain brands. That looks wonderful!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Oh my goodness, that looks delicious. I wish someone would leave a box for ME at my doorstep.

Hornsfan said...

Groan is a great descriptor for this - it looks so good!

Steph said...

The shrimp looks delicious! I'm obsessed with shrimp.

Calm In The Kitchen said...

I just used the pasta and only used parmesan on top. Your cheese sauce sounds (and looks) amazing!

;) amy

Dazy said...

I'm trying this tonight. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!