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


This is delicious! A really good recipe for the summer. I just made this for my boyfriend and I and we were both surprised at the good flavor. Most people said this, it does have a lemony taste but personally I love it. I did add a little more parmesean cheese as a topping for each individual bowl and this came out divine. Also, I don't like the taste of wheat so I used the tri-colored veggie wheat fettuccine which tastes really good because it isn't overbearing. And I couldn't find any shiitake mushrooms so I used white mushrooms. Seriously, this is a really good dish that tastes sooo good. Even my boyfriend who is a hard core meat eater liked it.


This recipe was fantastic. It is not a creamy alfredo. So If you are looking for that..look elsewhere. It is light, lemony and wonderful! We are not fans of heavy cream sauce and this was a great alternative. I will serve this for guests. And in our opinion the lemon was perfect.


An awful recipie. It calls for way too much basil, The parmesan is a bad addition, as is the lemon. My dogs were the only ones to like this.

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The-MMs wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

Why the five star rating???


Delicious, but same as the other reviewers, I toned down the lemon zest and lemon juice to fit my tastes. Wonderfully simple and quick. I'll definitely be making again.



Made this dish last night for my partner and myself. Followed the advice below of using half of the grated lemon rind and half of the lemon juice that the recipe initially called for. It turned out great! My partner used to be a chef by trade and even he enjoyed the flavours :)I will definatley make this again.

Sara, Kingston, On, ca


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