When you need a meatless Monday meal, look no further than the recipe below, which always delivers. Mushrooms make an effective meat replacement because they mimic the meat's texture really well. As a bonus, they also soak in all the flavors of the garlic and cream sauce, transforming this meal into serious comfort food territory. They're definitely the star of this dish, and you won't miss the meat at all.
If you really want to amp up the nutrition of this entree, use whole-wheat pasta. This makes the pasta a complex carbohydrate instead of a simple carbohydrate. Without delving into the whole good-carb/bad-carb debate, just know the whole-wheat varieties are much healthier than pasta made with white flour.