Mushroom Pappardelle

 A creamy, indulgent pasta that’s perfect for winter and simple to make. Recipe below!

Serves: 4
Ingredients: 11
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Skill Level: Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 sprigs of thyme, stalks removed
  • 400g of pappardelle pasta, (100g per person)
  • 1/2 cup (250ml) of white wine
  • 2 cups of your choice of fresh mushrooms: white, swiss brown, button, shitake, pine mushrooms
  • ½ cup of dried mushrooms, optional. This is a good option to have in your pantry to easily cook with special mushrooms like porcini all year round, or a good way to infuse your mushroom dishes with more flavour.
  • 100g of butter, cut into a few big chunks
  • 1 cup (250ml) of cream
  • 50g of parmigiano reggiano or grana padano cheese, microplaned.

Watch the process

 

Method

  1. If using dried mushrooms, firstly re-hydrate them by pouring a cup of boiling water over the dried mushrooms in a bowl and allowing to stand for 5 minutes until they have doubled in size.
  2. Heat a large pan and sauté your onions, garlic and thyme in some oil and butter until soft and translucent. 
  3. Meanwhile, boil a large pot of salted water and cook your pasta for 5-7minutes or per packet instructions until al dente.
  4. Add your fresh mushrooms to the pan and saute for a few minutes, adding a tablespoon of butter to the pan to coat the mushrooms if the pan is dry. Add in the dried mushrooms as well as a generous splash of the water the dried mushrooms were soaking in. It’s rich in flavour and is like a mushroom stock so try to use this in as many things as possible.
  5. Add in your wine and allow it to cook off for a minute.
  6. Add in your cream and cook on medium heat for a few minutes until you get a brown and creamy sauce.
  7. Add in your pappardelle pasta as well as a generous splash of the starchy pasta water and gently toss the pasta in the pan for 2 minutes for it to soak up the sauce. Add a bit more pasta water and stir as necessary.
  8. Sprinkle over your cheese and serve immediately.

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