Wild Mushroom Pappardelle

Pasta | March 13, 2017 | By

This is such a yummy pasta! Silky pappardelle noodles with wild mushrooms, shallots, garlic, white wine, fresh thyme, lots of Parmesan and a sprinkling of parsley! Rich and earthy and no butter or cream! And it only takes 20 minutes to make! It’s a favorite at the cabin…I use morels in the spring if I’m lucky enough to find them!

Ingredients:
Serves 2- 4

  • 6 oz of pappardelle pasta (or other pasta with egg)
  • 1 Tbs of olive oil
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb of assorted wild mushrooms (*shitakes, oyster, creminis, chanterelles)
  • 1 Tbs of fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of pepper
  • 1/3 cup of dry white wine
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup of parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta al dente, drain, add back to the pot, stir in a little olive oil and keep warm.
In a large skillet, over medium/high heat, add in the oil and saute the shallots and garlic for 1 minute, then add in the mushrooms, thyme and the salt & pepper, stir and cook for about 4 minutes. Next add in the white wine and the chicken broth over low/medium heat, stir and cook for 5-6 minutes. Turn the heat off and add in the parsley, parmesan cheese and the pasta, stir to combine. Plate the pasta and sprinkle on a little more parmesan cheese. Serve with warm, crusty bread. Buon Appetito!

*Note to cooks:  If you’re using any dry variety of mushrooms, save the soaking liquid and add 1/4 cup of it to the sauce and decrease the chicken broth by 1/4 cup, it adds a very rich earthy flavor.

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