Portobello Mushroom Pasta Bowl

Sunday dinners are always a lazy time.You will be in the mood to get ready for work week and you really feel like getting some easy and quick dinner.I have seen dominoes and pizza hut serve pasta bowls in bread,instead of having so many carbs this mushroom pasta bowl increases the amount of vegetable you consume and reduces the carbohydrate intake making it ideal for a dinner.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2-4

4 Portobello mushrooms, stemmed (keep the minced stems)
2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil +1 teaspoon for drizzling
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped spinach
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes
2 tablespoons basil pesto
1 cup pasta(any kind)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper(or as per taste)
salt to taste

1.Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2.Rub each Portobello mushroom with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, salt and pepper and keep aside.

3.Boil 2 cups of water, add a little salt and cook the pasta in it until it is cooked but not too soft. Drain the water.
4.In a pan heat the remaining olive oil and saute the onion, garlic and sundried tomatoes. 
5.Add the spinach, minced mushrooms stems, pesto and marinara and cook, about 3 minutes. Add the pasta and stir. Check your salt and pepper.
6.On a baking sheet place the mushrooms and place 1/4 of the pasta on each of the mushroom.
7.Grate 1/4 cup of parmesan and mix with 1/4 cup of bread crumbs. 
8.Sprinkle parmesan-breadcrumb mixture on top of pasta on the mushrooms.
9.Place the sheet in the oven and bake until golden brown on top and the mushrooms are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven serve hot.

Do not add too much marinara sauce as your pasta will turn out soggy, add just enough to coat the pasta.
You can also add some red chili flakes if you desire a spicier pasta bowl.
If you like more cheese you can add 1/4 cup of parmesan to the pasta and then drizzle the remaining 1/4 on top.
If you like you can add herbs or other vegetables like bell peppers or capers in your pasta.
For a different flavor you can drizzle some balsamic vinegar on the mushroom along with olive oil before stuffing and baking them.

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