Mushroom Pasta / Belkys

Ingredients:1 pound dry pasta- your favorite2 Tbs. olive oil2 Tbs. butter1 pound fresh mushrooms. We used white but you can also use cremini or a mix.4 medium garlic cloves, mincedsalt and black pepper to tastea glug of chicken broth or white wine1/3 cup half and half or heavy creama handful of chopped parsley1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Method of Preparation:

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta until a couple of minutes shy of al dente.
Reserve one cup of pasta cooking water before you drain the pot.
Heat a large sauté pan over high heat.
Add the olive oil and butter. Once the butter has melted, add the mushrooms in an even layer and let them get brown underneath. Add in the garlic and salt and pepper
and give the mushrooms a stir.
Reduce the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring until the mushrooms are soft and tender and any liquid has reduced- about 5 minutes.
Add the broth or wine and cook, stirring until the liquid disappears.
Add your drained pasta and half of the reserved pasta water and cook, stirring, until the pasta absorbs most of the liquid.
Add more pasta water if you’d like it more saucy.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the half and half.
Adjust seasoning if needed, then stir in the parsley and parmesan cheese. Garnish each serving with more parmesan.