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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4
Servings
205
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 2 small cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 Cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
41µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Calcium, Ca
165mg
17%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
114mg
16%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
289mg
19%
Water
120g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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