To start off this week on a tasty note, we have a new favorite recipe we’d like to introduce to you all. It’s a mushroom walnut bolognese, and holy moly we’re in love with it! It’s been awhile since I was able to eat anything with mushrooms in it, as my husband is not a fan. How can you not love mushrooms right?! He and I have been together for 10+ years, and to this day I still ask him what his issue is, and if he’d be willing to give them a try. I think I am secretly hoping that if I keep asking his answer will change, but the chances of that are slim to none. Can’t blame a girl for trying though!
It was a breath of fresh air for me to enjoy this meal as every bite came with a mushroom and it was HEAVEN! That and the addition of the walnuts to give it that crunch….YUM! There are a couple of variations you could apply to this recipe. We are in the camp of anytime we cook spaghetti or bolognese, some kind of meat needs to be included. However, if you are a vegetarian or vegan, no meat is required and will be equally as good. We also used ground turkey as Sammy is allergic to red meat, but can easily substitute that for ground beef. If you are going to do this, scale back the amount of herbs and spices you add. Anyone who cooks with ground turkey knows that it is flavorless, which is why it’s important to add spices while cooking the ground turkey, then again once you add the ingredients for the sauce. Nothing worse than a lack of flavor!
In the addition to delicious flavors you get in every bite, this meal is easy to make and very freezer friendly. So if you are questioning whether to cut this recipe in half as it makes 6 servings, the answer is always no. Eat what you want, and freeze the rest for later. It will be a real lifesaver when you come home after a long day, and your only capacity for cooking will be to make some pasta. Meal planning at it’s finest folks! We hope you enjoy, and happy eating!