Mushroom Pasta

Here is a quick and easy recipe to make during the week. It doesn’t take too long and it is pretty tasty. What I would do differently? Maybe add some Italian sausage to spice it up one night.

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Mushroom Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 People


  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lbs campanelle or farfalle pasta
  • 2 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 4 shallots minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 10 oz shiitake mushrooms stems removed, caps cleaned and sliced thin
  • 10 oz cremini mushrooms wroped clean and sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp thyme minced
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 oz prated parmesan cheese about 1 cup
  • 2 tbsp parsley leaves minced


  • Bring 4 quarts of water to boil in pot. Add salt to water and add pasta. Cook until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain pasta. Return to pot.
    1/2 tsp salt, 1 lbs campanelle or farfalle pasta
  • melt butter in 12-inch skillet. Add shallots and cook. Stirring occasionally until they are softened (4-5 minutes).
    2 tbsp butter, 4 shallots
  • Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Increase heat to medium-high and add shiitakes and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add cremini and salt. Cook and stir occasionally until moisture from mushrooms have been evaporated and mushrooms are golden brown (8-10 min). Transfer cooked mushrooms to a bowl and set aside.
    3 cloves garlic, 10 oz shiitake mushrooms, 10 oz cremini mushrooms
  • Add chicken broth to empty skillet and bring to boil scraping up any browned bits. Turn off the heat and stir in cream and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    1 1/4 cups chicken broth, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp ground pepper
  • Add mushrooms, chicken broth mixure, cheese, thyme and parsley to pasta. Toss over medium-low heat until cheese melts and pasta absorms most of liquid (2-3 minutes). Add any reserved pasta water to adjust consistency of sauce as desired.
    2 oz prated parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp parsley leaves, 1 tbsp thyme
Keyword mushrooms, Pasta


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