Creamy Mushroom Pasta

The best pasta you will ever make! Creamy, rich and bursting with umami! I am so excited to share this quick and easy Creamy Garlicky Mushroom Pasta recipe.

This is a happy belly total comfort food dinner! An earthy recipe that has most dreamy creamy sauce that perfectly coats the pasta. Simple ingredients big flavors meal.

The recipe is easy and straightforward, but read along for some cooking tips to make it absolutely perfect. I am making it Vegan and Gluten free but there are easy alternatives to change it if needed.

We love this comforting pasta so much that it is one of our favorite weeknight dinner recipe. Indulgent yet easy. It comes together quickly – 20 minutes pasta recipe.

All you need is simple ingredients and quick easy steps. And you are rewarded with hearty meatless meal! Pure bliss

Creamy Mushroom Pasta is one of those meals that is easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but fancy enough to serve to company. The sauce is made from scratch, resulting in a truly restaurant-quality experience.

A pan full of creamy mushroom pasta ready to be served.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH CREAMY MUSHROOM PASTA?

I love pairing this creamy pasta with my creamy tomato bisque for a cafe style tasty meal.

Serve it with a colorful salad and garlic bread if you want it to be the main course. You can definitely serve this pasta as a side dish too.

Since this is rich and earthy dish, you can pair it with a glass of full bodied red wine like Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon for a true gourmet dining.

PRO TIPS AND RECIPE NOTES

This pasta recipe is vegan and gluten free and easy to switch to your dietary preferences.

If you want the pasta to be more saucy, I suggest adding another 1/4 cup of cream or so.

Also I like cooking mushrooms in the sauce. They soak up the sauce adding extra richness to every bite.

I absolutely love adding a pinch of ground nutmeg to all my creamy dishes like Creamed Spinach. Nutmeg adds an extra element to flavor depth. All you need is 1/8 teaspoon but you will love the lingering flavor.. do try it.

Saving the pasta water. Since sauce thickens quickly, adding 1/4 cup carb rich water helps to keep it moist.

Make it guilt free– Most recipes for creamy pasta include use of heavy whipping cream which is very high in calories. You can reduce the fat and calorie count by using evaporated milk. You get the same thick creamy taste and texture sans the empty calories.

You can also use lite or fat free sour cream to make it lighter meal. If you want to avoid wine, add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice instead.

Don’t forget fresh herbs. This meal is rich, and the gravy is thick, so fresh herbs helps add vibrancy and freshness to the dish. We love thyme or basil, but parsley also works.

A close up shot showing creamy, velvety texture of pasta with garlic and mushrooms.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS TO MAKE CREAMY MUSHROOM PASTA

Making this creamy vegetarian mushroom pasta is easy. You start by sautéing the mushrooms with olive oil, butter and garlic.

Once the mushrooms release water and get darker, add white wine, seasoning, flour, Dijon mustard and cream to the same pan.

Let the sauce come to boil once. Stir few times so it does not stick at the base. Season with salt and pepper.

Finish off by tossing the delicious sauce with your pasta of choice. Voila… dreamy creamy dinner is ready!

The creamy mushroom – wine sauce is so tasty, you can use it as a topping for multiple dishes.

INSTANTPOT CREAMY MUSHROOM PASTA 

I love cooking pasta dishes in Instantpot since it saves lot of active cooking time and efforts in boiling water, draining it and washing extra dishes.

You can also make this Creamy Mushroom Pasta in Instantpot as one pot meal.  I am including instructions in the recipe card below.

Process step photo showing the cooked pasta with creamy mushroom sauce ready to be tossed together.

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Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Creamy sauce coated pasta and mushrooms served in white stone bowl with thyme and red chili flakes.

A simple, quick and luxurious pasta dish full of buttery, garlicky mushrooms drenched in flavorful creamy sauce. It is pasta lover’s dream dish for gourmet dining at home.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

    Boil a large, salted pot of water for the pasta and cook it al dente according to package directions. 

    Meanwhile, add the oil and butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. 

    Add the mushrooms and garlic to the pan and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until the mushrooms release most of their water and it's cooked off.

    Add the wine, Italian seasoning, rice flour, and Dijon mustard to the pan. Stir until it becomes a smooth paste. 

    Stir in the cream and nutmeg. Reduce the heat and cook for a few more minutes until the sauce has thickened up a bit. Season sauce with salt & pepper as needed.

    Drain the pasta and toss it with the sauce. Garnish with fresh chopped herbs, crushed red chili flakes and black pepper and nutritional yeast (or parmesan if using) and serve. Bon Appetite!

INSTANTPOT INSTRUCTIONS

I love cooking pasta dishes in Instantpot since it saves lot of active cooking time and efforts in boiling water, draining it and washing extra dishes.

You can also make this Creamy Mushroom Pasta in Instantpot as one pot meal. Here’s how

Start the Instantpot on SAUTE mode and add butter and oil. Once oil is heated, add mushrooms and garlic. Sprinkle pinch of salt and let them cook until mushrooms start to release the water. (3-5 minutes)

Once mushrooms have browned, cancel SAUTE. Remove cooked mushrooms and set them aside.

Add water and deglaze the pot by scrapping the bits stuck at the bottom. Make sure nothing is stuck at the base. Add pasta, enough
water to cover the pasta (about 2 cups..do NOT submerge the pasta under water)

Add the wine, Italian seasoning, rice flour, and Dijon mustard to the pan. Stir until it all mixes well. Close the lid. Valve at SEALING.

Check the cooking time mentioned on the pasta box. Now press MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK and choose half of cooking time suggested on the box. (usually 4-5 minutes)

Once Instantpot finishes cooking and goes to KEEP WARM timer, wait for 7 minutes and then release the leftover pressure by moving the valve from SEALING to VENTING. After the silver pin drops, open the lid.

Stir in sautéed mushrooms, cream and nutmeg. Add salt and pepper. Gently mix everything well together. Garnish with fresh chopped herbs, crushed red chili flakes and black pepper and nutritional yeast (or parmesan if using) and serve. Bon Appetite

Notes

This recipe is vegan and gluten free and easy to switch to your dietary preferences.

Make it guilt free- Most recipes for creamy pasta include use of heavy whipping cream which is very high in calories. You can reduce the fat and calorie count by using evaporated milk. You get the same thick creamy taste and texture sans the empty calories.

You can also use lite or fat free sour cream to make it lighter meal. If you want to avoid wine, add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice instead.

I absolutely love adding a pinch of ground nutmeg to all my creamy dishes. Nutmeg adds an extra element to flavor depth. All you need is 1/8 teaspoon but you will love the lingering flavor.. do try it.

Saving the pasta water. Since sauce thickens quickly, adding 1/4 cup carb rich water helps to keep it moist.

Also I like cooking mushrooms in the sauce. They soak up the sauce adding extra richness to every bite.





Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 7g

Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.

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