Bowtie Pasta with Shitake Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions

The sweet caramelized onions and tangy sour cream enhance the earthy flavor of the mushrooms. Serve this pasta with a simple mixed green salad for a memorable meal.



1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 medium sized onions, thinly sliced


2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

8 ounces fresh shiitake or baby portabella mushrooms, sliced, stems discarded

1 red bell pepper, cut into matchstick strips

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1 cup sour cream`

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 (16 ounce) package bowtie pasta, cooked according to package directions

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In a large skillet heat butter and olive oil. Add onions and sauté 8 minutes. Stir in honey and vinegar. Continue cooking 15 minutes or until onions are browned. Remove from heat.
In a large skillet heat butter and olive oil. Add mushrooms and pepper strips. Sauté 5 minutes or until mushrooms have browned. Stir in garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add caramelized onions, broth, salt, pepper and pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer. Stir in sour cream and oregano. Spoon sauce over pasta to serve.
Serves: 4-6