Creamy Tomato Sauce Pasta

30 mins, easy, Serves 4
Indulge in the rich and comforting flavors of this creamy tomato sauce penne pasta, elevated with a trio of flavorful mushrooms. This dish is a perfect blend of tangy tomato sauce and savory mushrooms, combined with a velvety cream sauce that adds a delicious richness to every bite. The trio of mushrooms - Lion's Mane, Shiitake, and Portobello - adds a depth of earthy flavor and meaty texture, making this dish perfect for vegetarians and mushroom lovers alike.
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  • 1 lb. Penne pasta
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 6 cloves, chopped Garlic
  • 1 Package of Big Mountain Foods Lion’s Mane Mushroom Crumble
  • 1 jar Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce or your favourite marinara sauce
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup choice of cream
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan


  1. Cook the shells according to package directions
  2. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining
  3. Heat oil and butter over medium heat
  4. Add onions and sauté for 3-5 minutes until translucent
  5. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute
  6. Add Big Mountain Foods Lion’s Mane Mushroom Crumble and sauté for 8-10 minutes until fully cooked, breaking it up while cooking
  7. Pour in your marinara sauce and add salt and pepper to taste. Stir and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure nothing sticks
  8. Turn off the heat and stir in the cream, add the Parmesan to taste, and season to taste. If the sauce is still quite thick, add a few tablespoons of the reserved pasta water to thin it out.
  9. Stir the cooked shells into the sauce and garnish with some extra parmesan, and serve immediately

Use dairy-free and gluten-free alternatives if necessary.