Creamy Mushroom Pasta (One Pot)

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Quick, easy, creamy mushroom pasta recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot on stovetop in 30 minutes. Loaded with parmesan cheese, heavy cream and a hint of lemon and garlic!

This is the fastest and creamiest weeknight pasta you can make. The flavors are also developed and elegant enough to make for guests, but all in less than 30 minutes. If mushrooms are a favorite in your home, then try these Portobello Mushroom Pizza (One Pan) for an appetizer or these Easy Garlic Mushrooms (One Pot) as a side dish.

How To Make Creamy Mushroom Pasta Recipe From Scratch?

  1. Cook pasta– Boil pasta in salted water. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Brown mushrooms– In the same pot, add half the butter, oil, mushrooms, and cook. Remove from pot and keep aside.
  3. Saute Aromatics– Add remaining butter and oil, garlic, onions, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and saute.
  4. Add wine– While stirring, until wine is almost evaporated.
  5. Add ingredients– Broth, heavy cream, flour, parmesan cheese and mix until combined.
  6. Continue cooking– While stirring, until sauce is thick and creamy.
  7. Mix ingredients– Add the boiled pasta, cooked mushrooms, lemon juice and mix.
  8. Garnish it– With fresh parsley.
  9. Enjoy!– Serve immediately.

Mushroom Pasta Sauce

  1. Combine 1 tbsp. of butter and oil, 2 cloves garlic, 1/4 cup finely chopped onions, salt, pepper, 2 tsp. Italian seasoning and saute until garlic is fragrant and onion is partially softened.
  2. Add 1/4 cup dry white wine carefully, while stirring, scraping the bottom until wine is almost evaporated.
  3. Add 1/4 cup broth, 1 cup heavy cream, 1-2 tsp. flour, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese and mix until combined.
  4. Continue cooking, while stirring, until sauce is thick and creamy.

What Sides to Serve with Mushroom Spaghetti?

Roasted vegetables make for a very nice compliment to this creamy pasta. Try any of the following:

Salads balance out the heaviness of this creamy pasta. Serve one of these for a light addition to the meal:

A vegetable soup will also pair so well with the pasta. The following soups provide many excellent choices:

Variations for Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Chicken mushroom pasta– Add cubed, shredded or rotisserie chicken to make this an even heartier pasta dish.

Mushroom alfredo– Use this Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe (One Pot) as the sauce and then add the mushrooms according to this recipe.

Bacon mushroom pasta– Use this Bacon Pasta (One Pot) recipe and add mushrooms. The mushrooms can be salted with the bacon in this recipe.

Mushroom spinach pasta– Add in fresh spinach at the end and let it cook until wilted.

Add pesto– You can use store bought or this homemade Basil Pesto (Blender) for more flavor and color.

Use other types of spaghetti– Such as Fettuccine or linguine is another good choice.

Try other types of mushrooms– Such as white button, cremini, shitake, morel, or whatever type you prefer!

Add sausage– Add mild, sweet, or spicy Italian sausage for a heartier meal.

Add ham– Shredded or cubed ham from leftovers makes a great addition to this dish.

Add vegetables– Such as peas, asparagus, or artichoke hearts.

Pasta without cream– Omit the heavy cream and toss the boiled pasta in salted garlic and mushrooms in lots of olive oil. It’s lighter but obviously not as creamy.

Add other cheese– Such as cream cheese, goat cheese, or mozzarella.

Pasta bake– Pour pasta into a casserole dish and cover the top with fresh shredded Parmesan and bake at 350 degress until the edges are bubbly.

Make it spicy– Add red chili flakes for a little flavor and spice.

Add other seasoning– Such as Greek or Cajun seasoning for a flavor twist.

Tips And Techniques

How to thicken pasta? Cook the pasta longer until some of the liquid has evaporated. You can also add a little more cream to thicken the pasta.

How to make pasta thinner? Add a little more broth for a thinner pasta sauce.

Heavy cream substitute– You can use full-fat coconut milk, but it will alter the flavor slightly. You can also use half and half or whole milk.

Wine substitute– Simply replace the wine with broth as a substitute.

Chop up the mushrooms– This ensures that you get to enjoy the mushrooms in each bite.

Use full-fat ingredients– This makes for maximum creaminess and flavor.

Use low-sodium ingredients– Especially with regards to the broth and butter. This prevents the dish from becoming too salty.

Use a non-stick pot– To prevent the pasta from sticking and burning, and make clean-up much easier.

Adjust the seasoning– Add more or less according to your personal preference.

Storage

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 2 days.

Freeze– I do not recommend freezing this dish due to the high dairy content. It will separate upon thawing.

Reheat– In the microwave with a splash of broth or water because the pasta will absorb a lot of the sauce as it sits.

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One Pot Mushroom Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Quick, easy, creamy mushroom pasta recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot on stovetop in 30 minutes. Loaded with parmesan cheese, heavy cream and a hint of lemon and garlic!

Servings: 4 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy pasta, mushroom spaghetti
Calories: 539 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Spaghetti Dry, Uncooked, Use half of the 16 oz. box
  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 cups Mushrooms Fresh, Roughly chopped, White mushrooms or Cremini mushrooms
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/4 cup Onion Finely chopped
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Dry white wine Optional, Can be replaced with broth
  • 1/4 cup Broth Low sodium, Chicken or Vegetable
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 1-2 tsp All-purpose flour Start with 1 tsp and add more if you want a thicker sauce
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese Freshly grated
  • 1-2 tsp Lemon juice Adjust according to your preference
  • 1 tbsp Parsley Fresh, For garnish

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta in salted water.

  2. Drain and keep aside.

  3. In the same nonstick pot, add half the butter, oil, mushrooms, and cook over medium heat until golden brown.

  4. Remove from pot and keep aside.

  5. In the same pot, add remaining butter and oil, garlic, onions, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and saute until garlic is fragrant and onion is partially softened.

  6. Add wine carefully, while stirring, scraping the bottom until wine is almost evaporated.

  7. Add broth, heavy cream, flour, parmesan cheese and mix until combined.

  8. Continue cooking, while stirring, until sauce is thick and creamy.

  9. Add the boiled pasta, cooked mushrooms, lemon juice and mix until fully coated.

  10. If pasta looks too thick, add a little broth. If it's too watery, continue cooking uncovered for a few more minutes until excess liquid is evaporated.

  11. Garnish with fresh parsley.

  12. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated in the microwave with a splash of water or broth. 
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Mushroom Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 539 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 19g95%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 335mg14%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1263IU25%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 178mg18%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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