Happy Pasta Day! Whole grain penne is our current go-to pasta and broccoli is the all-season vegetable. This yummy vegan entree takes less than a half an hour from slicing the first mushroom to ladling it into your bowl.
A little oil or oil spray goes in a pan while the water heats for the pasta in another pot. Add the mushrooms first followed by onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, oregano, and broccoli stem pieces. Add a little pasta water if the mixture is too dry.
When the pasta is cooked, reserve a cup of the pasta water, and drain the penne. Add the broccoli florets to your mushroom mixture and put the hot penne on top. Add one half cup or so of pasta water and stir the mixture around over medium high heat for a minute or so. Add a little olive oil and ladle the pasta into bowls.