I love pasta, but then again, I had it almost every night while I was growing up. Growing up in an Italian household has its costs, LOL
I was really spoiled as a child because my grandmother would spend hours and hours making homemade macaroni for my family. There was nothing like the taste of homemade macaroni and a day’s worth of sauce infused with all types of meats in the sauce. (We called it gravy, but non-Italians, like my husband, call it sauce)
Now, that I have the Instant Pot, I have been trying out different kinds of pasta. It’s one of the quickest meals and my whole family loves it.
Today, I am trying a take on a classic Italian dish, with a great Fall Ingredient, Mushrooms, and Roasted Peppers.
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This is a great and healthy dish, made with some roasted air fryer vegetables, roasted mushrooms, and red peppers, it totally changes this from a simple Italian pasta dish to a really good one!
- 16 ounces pasta, any type
- 6 cups of water
- 2 cups Cremini mushrooms, diced
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 cups sweet bell peppers, diced
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 16 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 tablespoons Mascarpone cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Start by boiling your water, so the pasta is done, when the roasted vegetables are done. Once the water is boiling, add your pasta, per the instructions on the box.
- In a small bowl, mix together the diced mushrooms, garlic, and sweet bell peppers, with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, just enough so they are coated. Spread them in your air fryer basket or air fryer tray.
- Set the air fryer to 400 degrees F, for 5 minutes, after this was my roasted vegetables.
- After the pasta is finished cooking, drain.
- Then in the saucepan add the roasted vegetables, Italian seasoning, tomato sauce, capers and return to heat, heating everything up, so it’s well combined.
- Once everything is heated, mix in the Mascarpone cheese, and mix until it’s melted into the sauce. (This makes it really rich and creamy)
- Then plate, top with some grated Parmesan cheese, and enjoy!
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