Dress up your pasta dishes with this smooth and savory creamy mushroom pasta. A simple mushroom cream sauce that is packed full of rich creamy and cheesy flavors with tender bites of mushroom throughout.
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 are wanting 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.
How Do You Make A One-Pot Creamy Mushroom Pasta?
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.
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.
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.
Can I Serve This Pasta With Other Dishes
Absolutely! 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!
I’ve got some great recipes that feature mushrooms here!
- Traeger White Wine Chicken and Mushrooms
- Mini Egg Muffins with Mushrooms
- Sriracha Salmon Stuffed Mushrooms
- Chicken and Chanterelle Crostini
Health Benefits of Mushrooms
If you like mushrooms, incorporate them where you can use in your diet. Mushrooms are a nice low-calorie option, that is packed full of protein and fiber. Not to mention they have tons of vitamins and nutrients to feed your body — Vitamin B, potassium, vitamin D, copper and more.
What Are The Best Mushrooms For This Pasta?
Not all mushrooms are created equal. You will find different varieties of mushrooms offer much 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.
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- 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
- 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.
- Let the mushrooms brown on both sides, stirring occasionally.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove from heat once the noodles are al dente, stir in half and half or cream, and sprinkle fresh parsley on top.
* 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: 249 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 384mg Carbohydrates: 27g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Protein: 9g