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Mushroom Cream Sauce Pasta

Dress up your next pasta night with this smooth and savory Mushroom Cream Sauce Pasta! A simple creamy mushroom sauce that is packed full of rich flavors with tender bites of mushroom throughout. All tossed with fresh, hot pasta, this makes a great base for grilled chicken or pork chops too!

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Skip the boxed pasta side dishes and make this amazing homemade pasta that is rich, creamy, and delicious. Butter, wine, fresh mushrooms, freshly chopped herbs, and Parmigiano Reggiano all cook together to make this pasta perfectly savory, simple, and soon-to-be one of your new favorite side dishes.

This simple pasta also cooks in ONE POT, so you don’t have to dirty a ton of pans to make one side dish, which my teenagers who are allergic to dishes seem to appreciate.

Easy Mushroom Cream Sauce 

If you want a slight change from a basic white sauce or even spaghetti sauce and are a fan of mushrooms, this recipe is a MUST-make. The pasta really soaks up all of the flavor because we cook it all together in the same pot, and it is endlessly versatile. 

You can throw some shrimp in to cook with the pasta at the very end for a complete meal, or serve with some grilled chicken.

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Creamy Mushroom Pasta shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Mushrooms
  • Butter
  • Chicken stock
  • White wine
  • Salt
  • Shiitake mushroom powder*
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Linguini
  • Half and half
  • Parsley

Try our Traeger Garlic Butter Mushrooms!

How to make Mushroom Cream Sauce

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.

1

Brown

First, start by browning your mushrooms in the butter. Browning the mushrooms is going to help break down your mushrooms to make them tender and juicy, and it gives them a whole different flavor profile than if you just toss them into a sauce uncooked and let the liquid cook them.

2

Simmer

Once the mushrooms are browned, add the rest of the ingredients to the pot (except for the cheese), and turn it down to a simmer. 

3

WATCH

One-pot pasta has to be watched carefully to ensure that it doesn’t stick to the bottom and scorch. Using a non-stick pot can help with this but isn’t necessary. It just takes a little attention.

4

Enjoy

When the pasta is tender it is time to eat!

Try our Shrimp Alfredo sometime!

Creamy Mushroom Pasta FAQ

What are the best mushrooms to use for this mushroom cream sauce?

Not all mushrooms are created equal. You will find different varieties of mushrooms that offer many different flavors. They can pretty much be used interchangeably and it’ll still be delicious, but will change the flavor of the final dish.

  • White Button Mushrooms – One that you should really incorporate into your diet where you can. They are top of the list, inexpensive, and take on the flavor of whatever they are cooked in.
  • Shiitake Mushrooms – These are typically used in Asian dishes and the flavor is bigger and bolder than other varieties. The scent is as well.
  • Oyster Mushrooms – Great for soups and your favorite stir-fry recipes. The flavor isn’t too bold, so these can be used in whatever dishes you want.
  • Porcini Mushrooms – These mushrooms are amazing and are great for sautéing, gravy, tossing in pasta, or even in risotto. Tender, savory, and flavorful.

What’s the best thing to serve pasta with?

You can serve this pasta with so many different dishes. Check out some options below!

You will find this sauce is so versatile, and it doesn’t discriminate on what it likes to be paired with. To me, sauce and gravies work with almost any recipe in a cookbook! 

Blackstone Marinated Sauteed Mushrooms

More great recipes with mushrooms

I’ve got some great recipes that feature mushrooms here! Check them out and let me know what you think!

Creamy Mushroom Pasta
Yield: 8 servings

Pasta with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Pasta with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Savory and delicious pasta cooked in one pot in a mushroom cream sauce. Super easy and flavorful side dish!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock or water if you don't eat meat)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons shiitake mushroom powder*
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound linguini
  • 1/2 cup half and half or cream
  • fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Place a large sauce pan on the stove over medium high heat and place the butter inside. Let it melt, and then toss in your mushrooms.
  2. Let the mushrooms brown on both sides, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add in the stock, wine, salt, mushroom powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and linguini. If necessary, break your linguini noodles in half so they'll fit into the pot.
  4. Bring the mixture up to a simmer and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir frequently, and cook until the noodles are tender. If necessary, add in an additional 1/4 cup of liquid. Different noodles absorb different amounts of liquid.
  5. Remove from heat once the noodles are al dente, stir in half and half or cream, and sprinkle fresh parsley on top.

Notes

* The Shiitake powder is optional but adds an awesome amount of umami flavor to the sauce!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 384mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 9g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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