Creamy Mushroom Pasta

By Chef Paul Moran

This luxurious and decadent recipe is fancy enough for the weekend, but easy enough for any weeknight…


10 min prep time

25 min cook time

Serves 4

Why we like it

Don’t let the alliteration of Meatless Mondays confine you from making this deliciously easy vegetarian recipe on any other day of the week!

A deep umami flavour is achieved through the caramelization of the mushroom medley, while the flat ribbons of tagliatelle serve as the ideal vehicle for transporting the rich, creamy sauce.

Then, to elevate the dish with more aromatic notes, we’re adding more complexity with the garlic, shallot and chive.

When you’re looking for a warm and satisfying bowl of comfort, any day of the week, look no further!

Ingredients

4 servings

Preparation Notes

We were fortunate to find lion’s mane, chestnut, and oyster mushrooms, but feel free to be creative with your mix of mushrooms!

And remember… whichever types of mushrooms you use; just make sure to cut them into the same size and shape to ensure they cook evenly.

Also, we’ve used prosecco to deglaze the pan and add a fruity punch of acidity, but you can use whichever white wine you have on hand to loosen any little bits of fond and add even more flavour.

Making the recipe

  1. Step 1

    Pasta

    • In a large pot of salted water, cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
    • Once cooked to al dente, reserve about a cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and set aside.
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  2. Step 2

    Mushrooms

    • In a large pan, heat oil over a medium heat, and melt the butter.
    • Add mushrooms and a pinch of salt, sautéing until caramelized and golden brown, and reduced by half, around 5 minutes.
    • Grate garlic directly into the pan, stir in shallots, and continue cooking until softened.
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  3. Step 3

    Layers of flavour

    • Add prosecco or white wine to the pan, and let the liquid reduce.
    • Once the wine is cooked off, stir in cream, add a generous pinch of pepper, and simmer until the sauce thickens.
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  4. Step 4

    Combine & Serve

    • Toss the pasta in the creamy sauce; if needed, add reserved pasta water to loosen it.
    • Season to taste with salt and pepper, and garnish with grated Parmesan, chopped parsley, and chives.
    • Serve in bowls or family-style, and enjoy!