Easy and Elegant Lemony Wild Mushroom Pasta

Easy and Elegant Lemony Wild Mushroom Pasta
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Easy and Elegant Lemony Wild Mushroom Pasta

Debbie Koenig

Easy and Elegant Lemony Wild Mushroom Pasta

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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 10g 15%
  • Carbs 48g 16%
  • Saturated 2g 11%
  • Fiber 3g 12%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 6g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 12g 25%
  • Cholesterol 5mg 2%
  • Sodium 107mg 4%
  • Calcium 121mg 12%
  • Magnesium 44mg 11%
  • Potassium 549mg 16%
  • Iron 1mg 8%
  • Zinc 2mg 13%
  • Phosphorus 264mg 38%
  • Vitamin A 15µg 2%
  • Vitamin C 8mg 14%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 10%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 28%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 21%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 10%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 34µg 8%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 5µg 7%
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