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.

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Recipe Summary

40 mins


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

339 calories; protein 14.6g; carbohydrates 54.9g; dietary fiber 9g; sugars 4.8g; fat 8g; saturated fat 3.1g; cholesterol 14.4mg; vitamin a iu 325.7IU; vitamin c 3.2mg; folate 45mcg; calcium 113.7mg; iron 2.6mg; magnesium 69.2mg; potassium 559.6mg; sodium 537.3mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Super Easy Pasta My husband and I are always looking for easy pasta recipes. The sauce for this dish is delish! Being a vegetarian style dish is a plus. I definitely can't wait to make this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious and perfectly creamy! This came out really good! I cooked some grilled chicken for the side which complimented the creamy mushroom sauce. Also I used fat free half and half to shave off some fat & calories..followed everything else to the T...came out awesome! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good! This is so easy to make and tastes fantastic. It made my house smell fantastic too. I made it for dinner tonight and my boyfriend who isn't fond of mushrooms really liked it. It has a nice subtle flavor that isn't overwhelming. Pros: Delicious easy to make fast clean up Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I will absolutely be making this again. Simple to make and extra tasty. Even the family members that don t normally like mushrooms loved the flavor! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Made this today exactly as the recipe says...... it was delicious..very tasty... I used what I had in the fridge.. some button mushrooms and a few pieces of portabello mushrooms... I also added a few pieces of grilled chicken breast:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Pleasantly Surprised! I had store bought Mushroom Ravioli and wanted a sauce for them. Just cut the recipe in 1/2!! Didn't use the cream just regular milk and it was still very creamy! It will become a staple pasta sauce in our house! Pros: Very tasty and fairly fast Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I made this tonight and it tasted so good that I couldn't believe I made it! It didn't thicken up after adding the broth so I ended up adding some corn starch. I also didn't add the wine or thyme but that's just personal preference. This is one I will definitely be making again and again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wonderful Mushroom Sauce! I selected this recipe for the sauce only. I was making a recipe from another site called Cheesy Chicken Meatballs and it needed a sauce. I didn't want a typical tomato sauce so I searched this site and found this recipe. The sauce was exactly what I wanted for the meatballs. It was fast easy and absolutely delicious. One of these days I'll try it with the pasta. Read More