Creamy mushroom pasta | dreamy comfort food for any day of the week

Creamy mushroom pasta | dreamy comfort food for any day of the week

This creamy mushroom pasta recipe is topped with toasted pine nuts and a drizzle of lemon juice for a dreamy comfort food dish any day of the week.


500ml pouring
250ml milk
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
100g grated parmesan
Olive oil
2 tbsp. Butter
Handful of thyme (stripped off the stem)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
250g sliced mushrooms
500g penne
50g Pine nuts
Handful of parsley, roughly chopped

Get started

In a saucepan, heat cream & milk over medium heat. Add lemon juice & zest. Stir.
Add grated parmesan and stir until melted.
Season with salt & pepper.

Drizzle frying pan with olive oil and place over medium heat. Add butter.
Once the butter has melted, add thyme and garlic. After about 1 minute, add the mushrooms.
Sprinkle with parsley and season with salt & pepper.
Stir occasionally until mushrooms are golden.

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Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Add penne and leave to simmer for 7-8 minutes.

In a small pot, over medium heat, toast the pine nuts, stirring until lightly browned.

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Decant the pasta into a large casserole.

Pour over cream sauce & lightly toss to coat.
Add the mushrooms & give it a light stir to incorporate into the pasta.
Sprinkle over toasted pine nuts & finish off with a last squeeze of lemon juice.




To plate:

Spoon the pasta into a serving bowl.  Top with chopped parsley, a sprinkle of grated parmesan and toasted pine nuts. Finish off with a grind of black pepper.

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