Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms & Basil

Fall 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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EatingWell reader Sidra Goldman of Washington, D.C., contributed this fresh-tasting whole-wheat pasta recipe. Lemon zest accents the basil beautifully.

"Oh boy howdy! REALLY good! I was surprised! Lemon and garlic really go well together. I always have the temptation to use TOO many spices, but I stuck mostly to the recipe and voila! Delicious food was manifested. The only thing I did a...
Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms & Basil

31 Reviews for Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms & Basil

My changes

I used basil infused oil instead of fresh basil, a bit less lemon juice then called for, no zest, extra salt and feta instead of parm. I also put in 2 links of sweet italian sausage crumbled, cooked and mixed in and fresh spinach added right at the end when all mixed together so it just wilted w/ the heat of the pasta and it was yum. I also didn’t add any of the cooking water, just drained the pasta with the lid on, not in a strainer so a bit was left in. I think it would have been too watery with it.

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Anonymous wrote 26 weeks 4 days ago

Are you serious....seems that

Are you serious....seems that you did not make this recipe at all...why comment when it is not even close to the recipe you are reviewing.

Outstanding with some Italian sausage!

I literally just made this about 20 minutes ago and it is outstanding! I did, however, cook and crumble two links of Italian sausages before hand and added that to the mushrooms and garlic after they had cooked. I also used gluten free pasta. The flavor is bright, bold, and hearty. This recipe is a keeper for sure.

Family Said 10 Stars!!

Made the recipe as written.
Will definitely make again.
With the lemon flavor, shrimp would be a nice addition.

Quick, Easy, and Delicious!
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Anonymous wrote 26 weeks 4 days ago

Thank you Margaret, for

Thank you Margaret, for reviewing THIS recipe.

Missing something

Loved the combination of flavors, but found them very mild. It's fettuccine. With lemon. And garlic. Parmesan. Not enough mushrooms in my opinion. Maybe good as a smaller serve as a side to a dish. But not a meal on its own. A decent serve, if serving for 4 as the recipe suggests, but I finished the meal, full belly but looking for something else. Was not satisfied.

Easy, budget friendly

Made this tonight, enjoyed it, so is my husband. Citrus and basil give a really interesting twist. I used wheat angel hair pasta.


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