Get ready to have your taste buds blown away by Cheesy Mushroom Pasta! This recipe offers a harmonious blend of creamy, mushroomy, and cheesy goodness that’s both easy to prepare and incredibly satisfying. It’s a dish that’s perfect for any occasion and will leave you craving another plateful.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPES?

Creamy and Comforting: This pasta dish is the epitome of comfort food. The creamy sauce envelops each strand of pasta, creating a velvety, indulgent experience that’s simply irresistible.

Rich Mushroom Flavor: The sautéed mushrooms infuse the dish with an earthy, umami-rich taste that perfectly complements the creaminess of the sauce. It’s a symphony of flavors that will have you savoring every bite.

Easy and Quick: With straightforward steps and simple ingredients, this recipe is a breeze to whip up, making it an excellent choice for busy weeknight dinners or whenever you crave a satisfying meal without the fuss.

Versatile Options: You can customize this pasta to your liking by choosing your favorite pasta shape and experimenting with different mushroom varieties. It’s a versatile canvas for culinary creativity.

Family Favorite: Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family, or guests, this dish is sure to please everyone at the table. It’s a crowd-pleaser that never goes out of style.

Restaurant-Quality at Home: You’ll be amazed at how this homemade dish rivals the flavors you’d find at a fine Italian restaurant. Plus, you get to enjoy it in the comfort of your own home.

Cheese Lover’s Paradise: If you adore cheese, you’re in for a treat. The Parmesan cheese adds a delightful cheesy note that elevates the entire dish.

INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES

Ingredient quantities please refer to the recipes card (Click here)!

Pasta:

  • water: This is the amount of water needed to boil the pasta. You can use tap water.
  • salt: Salt is added to the boiling water to season the pasta. You can adjust the amount to your taste.
  • olive oil: Olive oil helps prevent the pasta from sticking together during cooking. You can use vegetable oil or skip this if preferred.
  • spaghetti: Spaghetti is a long, thin pasta variety. You can substitute it with any pasta shape you like, such as fettuccine, linguine, or penne.

Creamy Sauce:

  • garlic: Garlic adds a flavorful kick to the sauce. You can use minced garlic cloves or garlic paste.
  • butter: Butter is used to sauté the onions and mushrooms and add richness to the sauce. You can use margarine as a substitute.
  • onion, cut in quarters: Onions provide a savory base for the sauce. You can use red or yellow onions.
  • mushroom, cut in slices: Sliced mushrooms add a delightful earthy flavor and texture. You can use different mushroom varieties like cremini, button, or shiitake.
  • stock cube: A stock cube adds depth of flavor to the sauce. You can use vegetable or chicken stock cube, or replace it with homemade or store-bought broth.
  • whipping cream: Whipping cream adds creaminess to the sauce. You can use heavy cream or half-and-half as substitutes.
  • salt: Salt enhances the overall flavor. Adjust according to your taste.
  • black pepper: Black pepper adds a mild spicy kick. Adjust to your preferred level of spiciness.
  • Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving: Parmesan cheese provides a savory, cheesy flavor. You can use other hard cheeses like Pecorino Romano or Grana Padano.

RECIPES TIPS

  • Fresh Mushrooms: Choose fresh mushrooms for the best flavor and texture. Clean them with a damp cloth or paper towel to remove any dirt before slicing.
  • Slice Mushrooms Uniformly: To ensure even cooking, slice the mushrooms to a consistent thickness. This will help them sauté uniformly and develop a nice golden color.
  • Don’t Overcook Mushrooms: Be cautious not to overcook the mushrooms. They should be sautéed until they’re tender and slightly browned but not overly soft or mushy.
  • Season Thoughtfully: Season the sauce with salt and pepper as you go. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your preference. Remember that Parmesan cheese is salty, so adjust accordingly.
  • Al Dente Pasta: Cook the pasta until it’s al dente, which means it should still have a slight bite to it. Overcooking can result in mushy pasta.
  • Save Pasta Water: Before draining the cooked pasta, reserve a cup of pasta cooking water. This starchy water can be used to adjust the sauce’s consistency and enhance its creaminess.
  • Toss Gently: When combining the pasta, mushrooms, and sauce, use gentle tossing motions. This helps evenly coat the pasta without breaking it.
  • Serve Hot: This dish is best served immediately while it’s hot and the sauce is at its creamiest. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese before serving.
  • Customize as Desired: Feel free to customize the recipe by adding fresh herbs like parsley or basil for a burst of freshness, or a dash of red pepper flakes for a hint of heat.
  • Experiment with Cheese: If you’re a cheese enthusiast, don’t hesitate to experiment with different cheese varieties. You can try Romano, Asiago, or even a blend of cheeses for a unique twist.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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  1. Prepare the Pasta. Begin by bringing a large pot of water, approximately 1200g (about 5 cups), to a rolling boil. To season the water, add ½ tsp of salt and 1 tsp of olive oil. Carefully add 100g of spaghetti or your preferred pasta to the boiling water. Cook the pasta until it reaches the al dente stage, which typically takes around 8-10 minutes. Once cooked, drain the pasta thoroughly and set it aside for later use.
  2. Sauté the Mushrooms. In a large skillet or pan over medium heat, melt 30g of butter. Add 15g of minced garlic and sauté for about a minute, or until the garlic becomes fragrant. Next, introduce 50g of quartered onions and 100g of sliced mushrooms to the skillet. Continue to sauté the mushrooms and onions until they turn a lovely golden brown and release their flavorful juices. This process usually takes about 5-7 minutes. Once done, carefully remove the sautéed mushrooms and onions from the skillet, setting them aside for later use.
  3. Prepare the Creamy Sauce. Using the same skillet, melt an additional 30g of butter over medium heat. Stir in 1 tsp of vegetable or chicken stock cube until it completely dissolves. Then, pour in 100g of whipping cream, allowing it to come to a gentle simmer. Season the sauce with a pinch of salt and a pinch of black pepper to suit your taste preferences. Stir in 15g of Parmesan cheese and continue to stir until the cheese is fully melted, and the sauce reaches your desired thickness.
  4. Combine and Serve. Now, it’s time to bring everything together. Add the previously sautéed mushrooms and the cooked pasta to the creamy sauce in the skillet. With a gentle touch, toss everything together, ensuring the pasta and mushrooms are thoroughly coated in the luscious creamy sauce. Continue cooking for an additional minute or two until the pasta is heated through and ready for serving.
  5. Garnish and Enjoy Present your Cheesy Mushroom Pasta hot and ready to be devoured. If you desire an extra burst of flavor, feel free to garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese. Savor your homemade creation, celebrating the delightful combination of creaminess and mushrooms in every mouthful. Bon appétit! 🍝🧀🍄

WHAT ELSE TO SERVE WITH ?

When serving Cheesy Mushroom Pasta, you can complement it with a variety of side dishes to create a well-rounded and satisfying meal. Here are some delicious options:

Garlic Bread: A classic choice that pairs wonderfully with pasta. Serve warm, toasted garlic bread for a delightful combination of flavors and textures.

Green Salad: A simple green salad with fresh lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and a light vinaigrette dressing adds a refreshing contrast to the creamy pasta.

Roasted Vegetables: Roasted vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, or bell peppers make for a nutritious and colorful side dish. Drizzle them with olive oil and season with salt and pepper before roasting.

Caesar Salad: The creamy, tangy flavors of a Caesar salad, with crisp romaine lettuce, croutons, and Parmesan cheese, complement the richness of the pasta.

Steamed or Sautéed Greens: Serve steamed spinach, sautéed Swiss chard, or garlic sautéed spinach for a healthy and flavorful side.

Caprese Salad: Enjoy the classic combination of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, and balsamic glaze for a light and refreshing contrast to the pasta.

Grilled Chicken: If you prefer a protein addition, grilled chicken breast or shrimp can be served alongside the pasta for a more substantial meal.

Bruschetta: Prepare a tomato and basil bruschetta to serve as an appetizing and zesty side dish. The freshness of the tomatoes pairs beautifully with the creamy pasta.

Antipasto Platter: Create a Mediterranean-inspired antipasto platter with cured meats, olives, marinated artichokes, and a variety of cheeses.

Fruit Salad: For a sweet and refreshing contrast, consider serving a fruit salad with a mix of seasonal fruits.

These side dishes can enhance your dining experience by adding a variety of flavors, textures, and nutritional elements to your Cheesy Mushroom Pasta. Choose the ones that appeal to your taste and enjoy a well-rounded meal!

MADE AHEAD INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cook the Pasta: Prepare the pasta as instructed in Step 1 of the recipe, including boiling it until it reaches the al dente stage. Drain the pasta, toss it with a bit of olive oil to prevent sticking, and set it aside.

2. Sauté the Mushrooms: Follow Step 2 of the recipe to sauté the mushrooms and onions until they’re golden brown and flavorful. Once done, remove them from the skillet and allow them to cool.

3. Make the Creamy Sauce: In Step 3, prepare the creamy sauce up to the point where you’ve melted the cheese into it. Ensure it’s well mixed and seasoned. Remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly.

4. Assemble and Store: Now, you can assemble the dish in advance. In a large, airtight container, combine the cooked pasta and sautéed mushrooms. Pour the creamy sauce over them, ensuring everything is well coated. Gently mix everything together.

5. Refrigerate: Seal the container tightly and place it in the refrigerator. The pasta can be stored this way for up to 24 hours before serving.

6. Reheat and Serve: When you’re ready to enjoy your Cheesy Mushroom Pasta, gently reheat it in a skillet over low to medium heat. You may need to add a splash of cream or reserved pasta cooking water to restore the creaminess as it reheats. Stir occasionally until the pasta is heated through.

7. Garnish and Enjoy: Serve the reheated pasta hot and garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy your flavorful and convenient meal!

By following these made-ahead instructions, you can save time and still savor your Cheesy Mushroom Pasta with all its creamy, mushroomy goodness whenever you’re ready to enjoy it.

STORAGE & REHEATING

Storage:

  1. Refrigeration: If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make sure the container is sealed tightly to prevent air exposure, which can dry out the pasta. Your Cheesy Mushroom Pasta can be refrigerated for up to 2-3 days.
  2. Portion Separation: If possible, store any remaining pasta and sauce separately. This can help maintain the pasta’s texture and prevent it from becoming overly soft when reheated.

Reheating:

Stovetop

  1. Skillet Method: Reheating on the stovetop is usually the best way to maintain the pasta’s texture and creaminess.
  2. Low to Medium Heat: Place the desired portion of pasta and sauce in a skillet over low to medium heat.
  3. Add Liquid: To restore creaminess, add a small amount of cream, milk, or reserved pasta cooking water. Start with a tablespoon or two, and adjust as needed.
  4. Stir Frequently: Gently stir the pasta and sauce while heating to ensure even distribution of heat and creaminess. Continue heating until the pasta is hot and thoroughly reheated.

Microwave

  1. Microwave-Safe Dish: Place the portion of pasta and sauce in a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Cover: Cover the dish with a microwave-safe lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap, leaving a small vent to allow steam to escape.
  3. Microwave in Intervals: Reheat the pasta in the microwave using 30-second intervals on medium power. Check and stir after each interval to prevent overheating.
  4. Add Liquid: If the pasta seems dry, you can add a splash of cream, milk, or reserved pasta cooking water to restore creaminess.

Final Touches:

Regardless of the method you choose, you can adjust the seasoning by adding a pinch of salt and pepper if needed. Once your Cheesy Mushroom Pasta is hot and creamy, garnish it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and any desired fresh herbs before serving.

Enjoy your reheated Cheesy Mushroom Pasta!

RECIPES FAQS

Can I use different types of pasta?

Yes, you can use different pasta varieties like fettuccine, penne, linguine, or even macaroni based on your preference. Cooking times may vary, so follow the package instructions for the specific pasta you choose.

Can I make this dish vegetarian or vegan?

Yes, you can make a vegetarian version of this dish by using vegetable stock or bouillon cubes instead of chicken stock cubes. To make it vegan, substitute butter with plant-based margarine and use dairy-free alternatives for whipping cream and Parmesan cheese.

Can I add other vegetables to the pasta?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize your Cheesy Mushroom Pasta by adding vegetables like spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, bell peppers, or asparagus. Just sauté them along with the mushrooms for added flavor and variety.

What can I serve as a side dish with this pasta?

Common side dishes include garlic bread, green salads, roasted vegetables, or even a simple fruit salad for a refreshing contrast. The choice of side dish depends on your preferences and the occasion.

Can I freeze Cheesy Mushroom Pasta?

While it’s possible to freeze the pasta, it may result in a change in texture. Cream-based sauces can sometimes separate when thawed and reheated. If you decide to freeze it, store it in an airtight container, and be prepared for a potential texture difference upon thawing.

How can I adjust the consistency of the sauce?

If your sauce is too thick, you can adjust it by adding a bit more pasta water. Conversely, if it’s too thin, you can simmer it gently to thicken, or mix in a bit of grated cheese to help thicken it up.

Can I make this dish spicy?

Certainly! To add a spicy kick, you can sprinkle red pepper flakes or add a dash of hot sauce to the creamy sauce. Adjust the level of spiciness to your taste.

Can I prepare this dish ahead of time for a party?

Yes, you can prepare components of the dish in advance as mentioned in the “Made Ahead Instructions” section of the recipe. This can save you time on the day of your event while still serving a delicious homemade dish.

Can I use different types of mushrooms?

Absolutely! You can experiment with various mushroom varieties like cremini, shiitake, or portobello mushrooms to add different flavors and textures to your pasta.

Can I adjust the portion size of the recipes?

You can adjust the recipe by clicking the serving size in the recipe in recipes card to your liking!
If you can find the exact portion that you like, you can, also, adjust this in manual mode. Make sure that the cooking times and temperatures have been adjusted for different quantities of ingredients. Even preparation time (such as for cutting) may be different than in the original recipe. Please do not pass the max line indicated inside of the mixing bowl. The capacity of the mixing bowl is 2.2 liters.

This recipes is compatible with which model of Thermomix®?

This recipes suitable for TM31 / TM5 / TM6

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Cheesy Mushroom Pasta

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

This recipe offers a harmonious blend of creamy, mushroomy, and cheesy goodness that's both easy to prepare and incredibly satisfying. It's a dish that's perfect for any occasion and will leave you craving another plateful.

Prep Time2 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time32 mins

Yields1 Serving

Pasta
 1200 g water
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tsp olive oil
 100 g spaghetti
Creamy Sauce
 15 g garlic
 30 g butter
 50 g onion, cut in quarter
 100 g mushroom, cut in slices
 1 tsp stock cube
 100 g whipping cream
 1 pinch salt
 1 pinch black pepper
 15 g parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

Pasta
1

Place water and ½ tsp of the salt into mixing bowl and bring to the boil 10 min | 100°C | Speed 1.

2

Add spaghetti through hole in mixing bowl lid and cook time indicated on package| 100°C | ⤺ Speed 1 , without measuring cup until al dente. Drain spaghetti through Varoma dish and transfer into thermal serving bowl with olive oil. Mix well with spatula and keep warm. Quickly rinse mixing bowl in cold water.

3

Place garlic cloves in Thermomix® mixing bowl, chop 5 sec | Speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.

4

Add butter, onion slices and mushroom sauté 5 min | 120°C | ⤺ Speed Spoon.

5

Add stock cube, whipping cream, salt and ground pepper, cook for 8 min | 100°C | ⤺ Speed Spoon.

6

Add the reserved pasta and parmesan cheese, cook for 1 min | 98°C | ⤺ Speed Spoon. Serve hot with additional grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Ingredients

Pasta
 1200 g water
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tsp olive oil
 100 g spaghetti
Creamy Sauce
 15 g garlic
 30 g butter
 50 g onion, cut in quarter
 100 g mushroom, cut in slices
 1 tsp stock cube
 100 g whipping cream
 1 pinch salt
 1 pinch black pepper
 15 g parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

Directions

Pasta
1

Place water and ½ tsp of the salt into mixing bowl and bring to the boil 10 min | 100°C | Speed 1.

2

Add spaghetti through hole in mixing bowl lid and cook time indicated on package| 100°C | ⤺ Speed 1 , without measuring cup until al dente. Drain spaghetti through Varoma dish and transfer into thermal serving bowl with olive oil. Mix well with spatula and keep warm. Quickly rinse mixing bowl in cold water.

3

Place garlic cloves in Thermomix® mixing bowl, chop 5 sec | Speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.

4

Add butter, onion slices and mushroom sauté 5 min | 120°C | ⤺ Speed Spoon.

5

Add stock cube, whipping cream, salt and ground pepper, cook for 8 min | 100°C | ⤺ Speed Spoon.

6

Add the reserved pasta and parmesan cheese, cook for 1 min | 98°C | ⤺ Speed Spoon. Serve hot with additional grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Cheesy Mushroom Pasta

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