Easy and Elegant Lemony Wild Mushroom Pasta

Easy and Elegant Lemony Wild Mushroom Pasta
Debbie Koenig


  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 Ounces  fettuccine
  • 2 Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 12 Ounces  mixed mushrooms, such as cremini, shiitake, pom pom, yellow oyster, and enoki, sliced, torn, or chopped
  • small cloves garlic, chopped finely
  •   Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Teaspoon  fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 Cup  grated Parmesan, plus more for serving

A quick sauté of mixed mushrooms, tossed with garlic, lemon juice, and thyme, and thickened with Parmesan and pasta water is the basis for this easy pasta dish, perfect for busy weeknights when you've got to juggle cooking with taking care of the kids.

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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and add the fettuccine.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When it shimmers, add the heartier mushrooms (such as the cremini and shiitake) and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes, then stir once and cook for 3 more minutes.

Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute, then add the remaining mushrooms and cook for 30 more seconds. Add the lemon juice and thyme and reduce the heat to very low (you don’t want those delicate mushrooms to overcook).

The pasta should be just about ready. Before draining, reserve 1 cup of the starchy cooking water. Once drained, add the pasta to the skillet and top with the Parmesan. Stir and add enough reserved cooking water to fully moisten the pan. Increase the heat to medium and cook until the dish takes on a saucy consistency, for 1-2 more minutes. Serve topped with more Parmesan.


Calories per serving:

324 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 38g 59%
  • Carbs 194g 65%
  • Saturated 9g 46%
  • Fiber 12g 48%
  • Sugars 14g
  • Monounsaturated 22g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 49g 99%
  • Cholesterol 19mg 6%
  • Sodium 426mg 18%
  • Calcium 483mg 48%
  • Magnesium 175mg 44%
  • Potassium 2,198mg 63%
  • Iron 6mg 31%
  • Zinc 8mg 52%
  • Phosphorus 1,054mg 151%
  • Vitamin A 62µg 7%
  • Vitamin C 33mg 56%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 38%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 113%
  • Niacin (B3) 17mg 85%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 42%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 135µg 34%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 11%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin K 22µg 27%
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