Pasta with Creamy Mushroom-Pea Sauce


Peas combine deliciously with wild mushrooms, such as chanterelles, but they are hard to come by this early in the season. You can still get the depth of flavor from more available creminis.

Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings, 1 3/ cups each


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat pasta, such as fusilli or rotini

  • 3 cups shelled English peas, (4 1/2 pounds unshelled) or frozen peas

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 ounces sliced prosciutto, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups quartered cremini, or sliced chanterelle mushrooms (about 6 ounces)

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • Lots of freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and peas; cook until the pasta is tender and the peas are cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook prosciutto, stirring, until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they release their juices and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle flour over the mushrooms; stir to coat. Add wine and let simmer for 1 minute. Add broth, return to a simmer and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in cream and pepper.

  3. Drain the peas and pasta; return to the pan, add the mushroom sauce and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

412 Calories
9g Fat
66g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 14g 50%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Vitamin A 2675IU 54%
Vitamin C 13mg 14%
Folate 116mcg 29%
Sodium 618mg 27%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 5mg 25%
Magnesium 116mg 28%
Potassium 536mg 11%

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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