Since I got those pasta attachments for my KitchenAid mixer from my employer, I’ve been a pasta making machine. I’ve made spinach fettuccine, tomato angel hair and now this time it’s whole wheat pasta. I was extra ambitious this time and even milled my own flour using my Wondermill grain mill. This can present it’s own difficulty as my kitchen is the size of a postage stamp. But with planning and patience, it worked out great.
There are many recipes out there for whole wheat pasta and I found one using my cookbook “The Mixer Bible.” I just love this book and have made many recipes from it since I purchased my KitchenAid. This one has flour, eggs and a bit of salt. Easy peasy, but boxed pasta works just as well and it takes a lot less time.
Whole Wheat Pasta with Mushrooms and Brats
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total time||30 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 bratwurst or mild italian sausage links
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 Large garlic cloves (chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1/4 Medium red onion (chopped)
- 1 1/2lb button mushrooms (sliced)
- 8oz whole wheat pasta (fresh or boxed)
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- grated parmesan for garnish
Use steak instead of the brats/sausage for a meatier flavor
This turned out better then expected, although I made quite the mess making the pasta. Hubby just loves sausage and for this recipe, we used the mild italian sausage we had on hand, but it’s excellent with bratwurst too. It was creamy and full of flavor and texture. The nuttiness of the whole wheat pasta gave the dish some extra depth.
Wonder what I will do next??? I’ll take suggestions!
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