Sunday, February 14, 2016

Creamy Onion & Mushroom Pasta


Oh... I have a super simple and delicious dish for you. My kids had a long holiday weekend and when they're home for that long, we go through so much food! So yeah, I make pasta because it goes a long way in this house. But since the kids are easy and will be perfectly happy with grated cheese or an easy tomato sauce, I get to go wild and make myself homemade sauce that I can have all to myself. 

I love onions and mushrooms, like, I add them to everything! And bacon, of course {if you don't like bacon, we can't be friends}. So when I made this sauce a while back I knew I had to make it again. I use cream cheese as the base but have used a quark in the past. Quark is hard to come by in California so cream cheese is a great substitute and makes the sauce a bit more creamy. Using a slow cooker or crockpot to make pasta sauce is always a good idea when I'm too busy to hang around the kitchen, plus, it makes adding pasta so much easier. 


What you need:
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese 
  • 1 cup diced onion 
  • 1 onion dip seasoning mix packet
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • salt and pepper for taste
  • 1 box pasta, cooked 
What you'll do:
  • In a crockpot, combine cream cheese, onion, onion seasoning mix, mushrooms and 1 cup water.
  • Set on high for 1 hour.
  • Stir and add second cup of water.
  • Set on low for another hour, stirring around the 30 minute mark.
  • Serve warm on your choice of noodles and garnish with bacon bits, salt and pepper.
  • Enjoy! 

Have a wonderful week! Thanks for reading! 

18 comments:

  1. wow, that looks amazing! I love any kind of pasta then throw mushrooms in there and I am sold! Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Wow this looks amazing and pretty easy, too! We love any kind of pasta... and we love mushrooms! Pinned for later!

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  3. Holy CRAP (can I say crap on your blog??) this looks amazing! My husband would totally die over this!

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  4. Saving this one! It looks divine.
    --Melissa
    www.melissamchee.com

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  5. Omgosh this looks amazing. I want this today. Why do I not have this in my stomach? LOL!

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  6. Wow, this looks delicious! Yum!!

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  7. YUMMY! This looks really delicious and satisfying. Perfect for a cozy winter night at home.

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  8. It's 10am here in Singapore and I think I'm ready for lunch already! :P

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  9. I wish my husband would eat mushrooms because this is perfection in a bowl... or plate.

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  10. Yum!! I love creamy pasta - the ultimate comfort food!

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  11. This looks so delicious, but more importantly simple to prepare! What an awesome weeknight dinner idea, thanks for sharing!

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  12. I agree. A creamy sauce has to have bacon!

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  13. This looks really easy to make AND it looks so delicious!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

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  14. This looks delicious and heary at the same time. My kind of meal!

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  15. mushroom can never go wrong :)..love it!

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  16. Quick, easy, can be made in the crockpot, bacon. That's my criteria!

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  17. this looks so delicious.. I must admit I love pasta so ANYTHING pasta related gets my attention!!! Saving this for later as I do love the look of it. Thank you Ashleigh for being a fab co-host each week! x

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