Linguine with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Linguine with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, October 2019

This easy pasta recipe is an excuse to buy wild mushrooms, available at many grocery stores these days. Or if you prefer white buttons, those will work well too. The creamy linguine is ready in 40 minutes, so it's quick enough for an easy weeknight recipe but it feels fancy enough for entertaining.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 8 ounces whole-wheat linguine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1½ pounds mixed mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup diced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • ½ cup sour cream or crème fraîche
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • Finely chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Prep

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water, then drain the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, shallots and thyme and increase heat to high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid the mushrooms release has evaporated and the mushrooms are starting to brown, 11 to 13 minutes.
  3. Add wine to the pan and cook until it is reduced by about half, about 3 minutes. Stir in the reserved pasta water, sour cream (or crème fraîche), Parmesan, butter, salt and pepper. Add the pasta and toss to coat. Serve topped with more Parmesan and parsley, if desired.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 479 calories; 18 g fat(6 g sat); 7 g fiber; 59 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 84 mcg folate; 26 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 750 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 121 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 409 mg sodium; 1,026 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Iron (22% daily value), Folate (21% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 4
  • Exchanges: 3 fat, 3 starch, 2½ vegetable, ½ high-fat protein

Reviews 2

December 09, 2019
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By: VCT Test
This was excellent - left out the pasta water due to previous reviews.
October 12, 2019
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By: hsblanchette
Loved it! Made it for a fall weekend lunch, and it hit the spot. Creamy, filling, just perfect. Your patience will be rewarded when reducing the wine and the pasta water, as it adds to the flavor and silkiness of the sauce. Delicious!
September 25, 2019
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By: atunnessen
I would make again and it was tasty. My four stars stem from how watery it was, and I even reduced the amount of pasta water I put it because I could see it wasn't reducing.
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