Saturday, October 15, 2011

Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Pasta


Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Shallots and garlic.
Simmering sauce.

Creamy Mushroom Pasta.

Wine, broth, and cream.

  • 1, 16-ounce package pasta, such as farfalle
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 20 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup white wine, such as sauvignon blanc 
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, add pasta and cook according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. 
  3. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to brown, approximately 5 minutes. 
  4. Add shallots and garlic and cook until softened and fragrant, approximately 3 minutes.
  5. Add the thyme and white wine and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add chicken broth and simmer until liquid has reduced by half, approximately 10 minutes.
  7. Add heavy cream and simmer for 5 more minutes, until sauce has thickened slightly.  
  8. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste. 
  9. In a large bowl combine the pasta and sauce.  
  10. Divide pasta among bowls or plates and sprinkle with parsley (optional).

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