Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mushroom Mascarpone Pasta

This is a very simple and easy recipe with delicious results. I recently ordered some Marella Linguine Arcobaleno Pugiese Pasta aka Rainbow Linguine and wanted a simple sauce to go with it so I could really taste the pasta, which is made in Gioia del Colle, Bari, in the Puglia region of Italy.

Mushroom Mascarpone Pasta

2 tbsp butter
2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
1 small container mascarpone cheese (8 ounces)
1 cup freshly grated Parmesiano Reggiano
1/4 cup cream (more or less to get the consistency you'd like)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 lb pasta, cooked according to package directions -- you can cook the pasta while making the sauce

Saute the mushrooms in the butter over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes until they are nicely browned. Turn off heat.

Add in the mascarpone, Parmesiano Reggiano, and cream.

Turn on the heat to medium low and gently stir the cream and cheeses into the mushrooms.

Gently simmer, while stirring, until the sauce comes together and continue to simmer for a few minutes. If the sauce is too thick add a touch more cream, if it is too thin, simmer a little while longer until you get your desired pasta sauce consistency.

isn't that rainbow linguine pretty?

Plate the pasta and spoon the sauce over top...

Serve with extra grated Parmesiano Reggiano and enjoy!

I think the grated cheese looks like snow in the above photo :)

The kids and I loved this special pasta dish -- they are always excited when we try a new pasta shape or color. Picky husband is not a fan of mushrooms so we made this for lunch while he was at work. If you are a fan of mushrooms or mascarpone or creamy pasta dishes (or all of the aforementioned) you should give this simple dish a try for sure!

I'm submitting this dish to Helen of Fuss Free Flavours who is hosting Presto Pasta Nights #189 -- thanks, Helen!


Ruth Daniels said...

Simple says it best. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

The Food Hunter said...

This sounds delicious...and I have all the ingredients on hand

Helen said...

Thanks for taking part in PPN.

The round up is now finally up! Sorry for the delay!


Claudia said...

Well, my husband feels the same way about mushrooms, but I don't let that stop me. Of course, there would have to be some meat and or other veggies in there.

Your dish really looks good, especially with the mascarpone and cream! Did you notice a difference with the colored pasta?

Joanne said...

Rainbow linguine sound like so much fun! I love the sound of this pasta sauce.

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