Creamy Mushroom Pasta

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This creamy mushroom pasta is a dinner that you will want to make again and again! Easy comfort food style cream sauce pasta made with fresh garlic and mushrooms.

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This Cream of Mushroom Pasta is pan-licking good!

If you have tried my creamy garlic mushrooms, then you know how incredible mushrooms with cream sauce is. So good that I could lick the pan!

I used that recipe as inspiration to create this creamy mushroom pasta recipe made with tons of fresh garlic, juicy mushrooms, and an easy parmesan cream sauce.

This is one dinner I crave all the time and if you love pasta this needs to be on your menu! It is really simple to make and tastes gourmet. Sure to be a family favorite!

tongs taking a scoop of mushroom pasta from the skillet

Mushroom Pasta Recipe ingredients

  • fettuccine pasta: or pasta of choice
  • butter
  • sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • fresh garlic, minced
  • dried oregano
  • Salt, to taste
  • heavy cream
  • parmesan cheese: fresh grated is best
  • vegetable broth: or chicken broth

What pasta shape is best for mushroom sauce?

The best pasta shape for mushroom sauce is a long flat noodle like fettuccine. You can also use farfalle, penne or rigatoni.

Which mushroom is good with pasta?

Firm mushrooms hold up best in pasta as they keep their texture when cooked. Baby bella mushrooms or white button mushrooms are both good options to use with pasta.

Substitutions & variations

  • Pasta: Switch it up and use another pasta that you have on hand. Spaghetti, linguini, bowtie pasta, or penne would all be great choices.
  • Mushrooms: while we love the bite of baby bella mushrooms, you could also use white button mushrooms, or portobello mushrooms sliced into smaller pieces.
  • Broth: We use vegetable broth, but chicken broth would also work in this recipe
ingredients needed to make mushroom pasta

How to make Mushroom Pasta

Step 1: Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and minced garlic. I used 12 cloves of garlic for this recipe, or around 1 bulb of garlic.

mushrooms and minced garlic in a skillet

Cook the mushrooms over medium heat, stirring regularly, for 15-20 minutes, until the mushrooms cook down and release their liquid and start to brown. There should be no liquid remaining.

cooked down mushrooms and garlic in a skillet

Step 2: While the mushrooms are cooking, cook the fettuccine to al dente according to package instructions.

cooked fettuccini in a strainer

Step 3: Once the mushrooms are browned and no liquid remains, add in the heavy cream, oregano, vegetable broth, salt, and fresh parmesan cheese. Stir the mushroom cream sauce until it is smooth and the cheese melts.

adding the heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and spices to the mushrooms

Step 4: Add the cooked fettuccini to the mushroom sauce and use tongs to toss it around to combine. It will look like too much liquid at first, but use tongs to toss the noodles until they absorb most of the liquid. This should take around 5 minutes. The result is a super creamy pasta that is not dry.

adding the pasta to the mushroom cream sauce

How to serve Mushroom Cream Pasta

Serve mushroom cream pasta topped with parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, or a sprinkle of black pepper. A side salad would pair beautifully with this mushroom pasta.

This creamy mushroom pasta is so flavorful and comes together really quickly! Like most cream based pastas, this is creamier when served fresh.

creamy mushroom pasta in a skillet

How to store

Store leftover mushroom pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

creamy mushroom pasta in a skillet

Can you freeze mushroom sauce?

Typically cream based sauces do not freeze and reheat well. We do not recommend freezing this sauce.

a fork twirling pasta from the bowl
tongs taking a scoop of mushroom pasta from the skillet

So creamy, saucy, and full of restaurant quality flavor. This is one of our favorite pasta recipes. Give this mushroom pasta a try!

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4.34 from 6 votes

Mushroom Cream Sauce Pasta

By: Joy Shull
This creamy mushroom pasta is the ultimate easy comfort food dinner!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 8 oz fettuccine pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 10-12 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions 

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat
  • Add the mushrooms and minced garlic and cook for 15 – 20 minutes, until the mushrooms cook down and release their liquid and start to brown. There should be no liquid remaining
  • Cook the fettuccine to al dente according to the package directions
  • Once the mushrooms have cooked down, add the heavy cream, oregano, vegetable broth, salt, and parmesan cheese. Add the cooked fettuccine noodles and stir and toss over medium heat until the sauce is absorbed by the noodles. It will look like too much liquid at first, but use tongs to toss the noodles until they absorb most of the liquid
  • Serve immediately

Nutrition

Calories: 469kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 106mg, Sodium: 683mg, Potassium: 478mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 885IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 364mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. Very good mushroom pasta! I have to admit sometimes I have used chicken broth when I am out of vegetable stock, so either way it is really satisfyingly rich tasting. Love this recipe.