Creamy Mushroom Pasta

easy

4 -5

This creamy mushroom pasta is easy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser. If you are not sure what to make for dinner or a dinner party, here is a great idea!

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Ingredients

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2Tablespoons Olive Oil
4Tablespoons Butter
2 Garlic Cloves minced
1 1/4Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
9oz Whole Baby Bella mushrooms or Cremini mushrooms stems removed and sliced
200 grams Parmesan Cheese Grated 5,6 oz
100grams Pecorino Cheese Grated 3.6 oz
1/4Cup water used to boil the pasta
18oz Fettuccine Pasta
1 Teaspoon Salt
Extra Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

1.

Sauce

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with the olive oil and add the garlic. Mix until the garlic is lightly browned and fragrant.
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2.

Add in the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.
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3.

Remove from the stove, let it cool for 3 to 5 minutes and add the whipping cream. Mix until combined. Make sure that the whipping cream is at room temperature and not cold or it may separate.
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4.

Once it’s fully combined, place it back on the stove on low heat and add both of the grated cheeses. Mix until it is completely melted and evenly combined. Add in ¼ cup of the hot water used to boil the pasta. Taste it and add the salt and pepper to taste.
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5.

Add the sauce to the pasta and serve immediately.
Optional: Garnish with Thyme.
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6.

For the pasta

In a pot, bring some water to a boil. Add a teaspoon of salt.
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7.

Add the pasta once the water is boiling, and cook for approximately 10 minutes until the pasta is cooked.
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8.

Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water, then drain the rest.
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9.

Mix the pasta with the sauce and serve immediately. If you would like to make your sauce thinner, you can add the pasta water reserved little by little until you get the consistency you like. If you like it as it is, discard the water.
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Notes

If you would like the sauce thinner, use ½ cup instead of ¼ of the water used to boil the pasta.

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