Pappardelle alla Boscaiola Recipe

Pappardelle alla Boscaiola Recipe
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Pappardelle alla Boscaiola

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Pappardelle alla Boscaiola

The phrase alla boscaiola translates to “in the style of the woodsman.” To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever met a woodsman, but there is a lovely woodsy quality about this dish: broad ribbons of pappardelle or fat bucatini noodles (your choice) tossed with meaty, rosemary-scented mushrooms and finished with a snowy shower of pecorino cheese. I especially like to use leftover Ragù all’Aburzzese for this recipe, because the sauce, which is richly flavored with beef, lamb, and pork, adds an extra dimension of flavor.


Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and salt generously.

Place the olive oil and garlic in a large, deep frying pan over medium-low heat. Cook the garlic, stirring occasionally, for 3–4 minutes, or until fragrant but not browned. Add all the mushrooms and rosemary. Raise the heat to medium-high and cook the mushrooms without turning them for about 2 minutes, or until they are browned on the underside. Toss and then cook them for another 2 minutes or so before tossing them again. Continue to cook the mushrooms in this way for about 15 minutes total, or until they are golden brown. Remove and discard the garlic.

Stir in the ragù and reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the salt, season with pepper, and stir in the parsley. Turn off the heat and cover the pan to keep the mushrooms warm.

Add the pasta to the boiling water, stir to separate the noodles, and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta in a colander set in the sink, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking water.

Transfer the pasta to the frying pan and gently toss the pasta and sauce to combine  thoroughly, adding a splash or two of the cooking water if necessary to loosen the sauce. Transfer the dressed pasta to warmed shallow individual bowls and sprinkle with the cheese. Serve immediately.


Calories per serving:

703 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 29g 45%
  • Carbs 93g 31%
  • Saturated 4g 21%
  • Fiber 6g 25%
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 20g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 18g 37%
  • Sodium 743mg 31%
  • Calcium 38mg 4%
  • Magnesium 83mg 21%
  • Potassium 714mg 20%
  • Iron 3mg 14%
  • Zinc 3mg 17%
  • Phosphorus 339mg 48%
  • Vitamin A 11µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 9%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 11%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 26%
  • Niacin (B3) 7mg 33%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 22%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 42µg 11%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin K 33µg 41%
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