This easy, delicious creamy mushroom pasta recipe is made of sautéed mushrooms and pasta in a garlic cream sauce that’s a perfect weeknight dinner!
Looking for a delicious, filling dish the whole family can agree on? This creamy mushroom pasta has definitely got you covered! This dish uses simple ingredients – mushrooms, garlic, shallots, cream, parsley, grated cheese and a bit of salt & pepper.
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With this recipe, you get a creamy sauce with plenty of fresh mushrooms and garlic tossed with spaghetti and topped with grated cheese. It really doesn’t get much better!
Why this recipe works:
It takes no time at all to throw together and goes from stove to plate in only twenty minutes.
The creamy sauce and meaty mushrooms make this a hearty meal.
This very economical dish is full of flavor without breaking your budget.
Here’s how to make it:
8 ounces spaghetti
1/4 cup unsalted butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
16 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup vegetable broth, or more, as needed
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese*
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned, about 5-6 minutes. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
Gradually whisk in vegetable broth, rosemary, thyme and basil. Cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream, goat cheese and Parmesan until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more vegetable broth as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Stir in pasta and gently toss to combine.
Serve immediately, garnished with chives, if desired.
To add an even deeper mushroom flavor, you can add some dried porcini mushrooms (that have been soaked of course) and add a bit of the liquid you use for soaking them. Since I wanted a quick and simple dish, I went for using only fresh mushrooms.
Add cooked chicken or shrimp for a simple variation.
Looking for something spicy? Sprinkle Cajun seasoning in the sauce for a creamy southwest spaghetti.