FoodQuick and creamy skillet pasta: A 20-minute family favorite

Quick and creamy skillet pasta: A 20‑minute family favorite

And the idea for dinner is already set.
And the idea for dinner is already set.
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4:02 PM EDT, May 31, 2024

You can never have too many ideas for delicious pasta, especially if you can prepare it quickly with basic ingredients that are available in every home.

This time, I devised an idea for a pasta feast for the whole family. And if you are worried that this recipe will be complicated or require a long shopping list, I reassure you right away: neither of these scenarios will happen today. Quite the opposite, you will prepare a delicious meal for your loved ones in one skillet in just 20 minutes.

As I already revealed, pasta will play the leading role. But of course, it's not the only ingredient in this delicious dish. Alongside the iconic tagliatelle, you can also have a creamy sauce on your table in a moment, based on cream, tomato paste, mushrooms, cheese, and aromatic spices. The recipe does not contain meat, so it is a perfect option for a Friday meal for those who avoid meat dishes on that day.

This pasta is so good that I make it practically every Friday. No one complains


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • olive oil
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup cream (18%)
  • 7 ounces of mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 7 ounces of cooked tagliatelle pasta


Step 1. Start by placing a skillet on the burner. Add olive oil and butter. The next ingredient to add is a peeled and chopped onion.

Step 2. After a few minutes of frying, add peeled and chopped mushrooms to the skillet. When the onion becomes soft, it starts turning golden brown.

The first thing to go into the frying pan is the onion.
The first thing to go into the frying pan is the onion.© Licensor | Pyszności

Step 3. Next, add tomato paste, cream, and spices: salt, pepper, and granulated garlic.

The recipe will also include mushrooms.
The recipe will also include mushrooms.© Licensor | Pyszności

Step 4. Add the cooked and drained pasta to the skillet when the sauce starts to thicken. At the same time, don't forget about the grated mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves.

Time for spices
Time for spices© Licensor | Pyszności

Step 5. And that's all—your delicious meal is ready, and you can calmly serve it to the whole family. Enjoy your meal!

You can prepare the whole dish in one pan.
You can prepare the whole dish in one pan.© Licensor | Pyszności
Just looking at it can make you instantly hungry.
Just looking at it can make you instantly hungry.© Licensor | Pyszności
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