Weeknight Meal for Mushroom Lovers

So I did crappy at menu planning this week. The weirdest thing happens when I forget to menu plan- I don’t eat as well! So strange! I definitely made up for it on Thursday night though when I created…drum roll…my very first recipe! Woohoo! This’ll be the first time I’ve posted (maybe ever made?) an original recipe. And frankly, it’s so simple. It’s so easy. It didn’t take a lot of thinking through. When my boyfriend asked what inspired it, I responded with “I wanted sausage and mushrooms.” Clever, right?

Greek Yogurt Mushroom Sauce (with Whole Wheat Penne and Turkey Sausage)

  • Half a box whole wheat penne
  • Package (6) turkey sausage
  • Cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Half white onion
  • Two tablespoons olive oil
  • One tablespoon minced garlic
  • 12 ounces of sliced mushrooms
  • Two tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Spices to taste

Cook penne according to box directions. Chop onion, then throw the olive oil, onion, and minced garlic. Keep it on medium heat until the onions are completely soft, then add the ENTIRE box of mushrooms. It will seem like a ton. After the mushrooms get soft and shrink a little, add the white wine and the chicken broth! I also added some parsley, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt at this time. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer for around ten minutes. This is when I cut up two turkey sausages and started to heat them up in a pan! I cut mine into bite sized pieces, but you can heat them whole if you wanted.

After the ten minutes are up, add the container of Greek yogurt to the pan. I used used a Hy-Vee brand Greek (plain). Stir the yogurt in to help it melt while gradually adding the flour. The flour helps it thicken up! I’d say it takes about five minutes to have the yogurt completely mixed with everything else.

Serve immediately! Have seconds! Have thirds!

Guys, I am pretty proud of this post. I knew I wanted something creamy and warm, but wanted to avoid heavy creams, butter, or sour cream. The recipe is full of whole grains, vegetables (well, mushrooms), and plenty of protein from the sausage and yogurt! Maybe the best thing about this weeknight dinner? It took twenty minutes, from walking in the door to sitting down to eat.

Keep an eye out for some chocolate posts coming next week! I may have gone a little food porn camera crazy when my best friend and I made TWO healthy desserts, last night, so you’ll definitely want to see what the drool fuss is about!

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