Fettuccine with Creamy Mushroom Sauce


Any variety of mushroom will work in this creamy vegetarian pasta sauce, but we particularly like a combination of shiitake, oyster and cremini. Adding a few wild varieties, such as chanterelle or lobster mushrooms, will make the sauce extra-special.

Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each


  • 12 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped shallot

  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 3/4 teaspoon dried

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 ½ pounds mixed mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons brandy or dry sherry

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup vegetable broth or “no-chicken” broth

  • cup light cream

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, and return the pasta to the pot.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until the shallot is light brown, 1 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated, 7 to 10 minutes.

  3. Stir in brandy (or sherry) and cook until the liquid has evaporated, about 1 minute. Sprinkle flour over the mushroom mixture and stir to coat. Pour in broth and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Stir in cream and 1/4 cup Parmesan.

  4. Stir the mushroom sauce into the drained pasta. If the sauce seems too thick, stir in some of the reserved pasta-cooking liquid to thin to desired consistency. Serve sprinkled with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

339 Calories
8g Fat
55g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g 29%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Vitamin A 326IU 7%
Vitamin C 3mg 4%
Folate 45mcg 11%
Sodium 537mg 23%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 69mg 16%
Potassium 560mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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