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veg head: mushroom spaghetti with butter and egg sauce

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Are you hungry? In need of some comfort food? You HAVE to try this recipe! We were at my sister and brother-in-law’s over the weekend, and they were talking about my BIL’s Italian family recipe for noodles with butter and egg. It sounded incredibly yummy to me, and while I was promised the recipe, I just couldn’t wait for it! I had to try the combination like, right this minute. I am so glad I did-Joe and I inhaled this dish! Here is my version:

What you’ll need:

1 pound spaghetti, fettuchini or angel hair pasta (for a healthier version, I used a whole wheat blend!)
4 TBSP butter, cut into pieces
3 eggs, whisked & seasoned with salt and pepper
Half a large onion, sliced
1 pound mushrooms, sliced
1 TBSP coconut oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
Sea salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese freshly shaved or shredded

What you’ll do:

Fill a large pot with water and salt liberally. Bring to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, saute onions in coconut oil seasoned with freshly ground sea salt until tender. Add garlic and mushrooms to pan with onions. *note: if you like more tender mushrooms, add them with the onion in the prior step.* Saute until onions are transluscent. Remove from heat and cover.

Drain pasta and turn heat to low. Add butter, stirring until melted. Slowly add the eggs, stirring as you go. Cook over low heat 2-3 minutes, or until you don’t see any runny eggs in the mixture. Remove from heat.

To serve: spoon pasta into bowls and top with desired amount of mushroom mixture with juices. Garnish generously with freshly shaved/shredded parmesan cheese. Top with pepper and serve warm.  Makes at least 4 big servings that = YUM!

*note: I grilled a steak for Joe to serve alongside the noodles. He was pretty animalistic, slopping the noodles in the steak juice and cutting pieces of meat to eat with every few bites while making some questionable noises and chewing with his eyes closed- all while shaking his head. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that this dish is pretty dang tasty with steak. Chop it up and put it on top of the noodles. Go ahead, I dare you!

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