Penne with Shiitakes, Olives, and Asiago Recipe

Very easy meal to prepare and it's very flavorful. The ingredients listed below serve one person.


  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallots
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups torn spinach
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fat-free chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 1 1/2 cups hot cooked penne (about 3/4 cup uncooked tube-shaped pasta)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Asiago cheese


Heat a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, shallots, and garlic, and sauté 2 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Stir in spinach, basil, and vinegar, and cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts, stirring frequently. Add broth and olives; cook 15 seconds. Combine mushroom mixture, pasta, oil, pepper, and salt, tossing gently to coat. Spoon pasta mixture onto a plate; top with cheese.