Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms

Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms

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A delicious, creamy Alfredo sauce with plenty of fresh mushrooms that is sure to be a hit with everyone, picky eaters included!

It looks like we’re on an Italian kick this week, because this is the second Italian slash pasta recipe in the past few days. Whoops. Or not whoops, because pasta is delicious. (Although a real Italian would probably cringe at what I’m calling an “Italian recipe.” But whatever.)

Today’s Italian pasta dish is Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms. (It would be Fettuccine Alfredo, which is the famous one, but my husband bought Penne. So we had Penne Alfredo with Mushrooms for dinner last night. And it was still delicious, even though there was no fettuccine involved.)

I kind of made this recipe up once to mimic Alfredo sauce. I was getting frustrated that all the recipes online called for tons of butter, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. I mean, yes, I know that’s what’s in Alfredo sauce, but I didn’t have an extra cup of Parmesan cheese floating around (it’s expensive, ok?) and the thought of putting in a stick or two of butter made me feel a little sick.

So I played around with it, and put in a lot less butter and Parmesan cheese than most recipes call for.

And this Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms is still quite delicious.

The sauce is a bit thinner than the typical Alfredo sauce, but the taste is definitely there.

When my eight-year-old begs me to make a recipe, and even my picky-eater five-year-old eats it, you know it’s a winner.

Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms on a plate
Ready? Here goes:

Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms Recipe

Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms Ingredients

One package pasta, cooked to desired doneness (I hate when recipes tell you to make your pasta Al Dente. I don’t like my pasta half raw, and I’m not going to make it that way, no matter how many times you tell me it is the most proper way.)
25 g butter
1 package champignon mushrooms, washed well and sliced
2 cloves garlic, diced
500 ml heavy cream
salt to taste
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms Method

1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and saute until they start to shrink. Add garlic and saute until the garlic becomes fragrant, another minute or so.

Sliced mushrooms in a black saucepan on the stove ~ bitesnpieces.co
The sliced mushrooms in the saucepan, all ready to be sauteed.
Sauteed mushrooms in saucepan on the stove
And here are the sauteed mushrooms and garlic. Look how small the mushrooms got and how much liquid they released~

2. Pour heavy cream and salt into the saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until it starts to thicken. (The amount of time this will take depends on the size of your saucepan, the strength of your flame, and how thick you want the sauce to get.)
3. Add the Parmesan cheese after the sauce has thickened and simmer for another minute or two. Taste sauce and add more salt or Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Completed Alfredo sauce with mushrooms in a saucepan on the table
Here’s the completed Alfredo sauce

4. Serve sauce over warm pasta.

Closeup view of Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms
Just look at that pasta…

Need some ideas for dessert?

Double peanut butter sandwich cookies
Best donut holes
Peanut butter chocolate chip bundt cake
Whole wheat tahini cookies
Homemade Cinnamon Buns

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Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms on a plate

Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms

Bee
A delicious, creamy Alfredo sauce with plenty of fresh mushrooms that is sure to be a hit with everyone, picky eaters included!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 653 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • One package pasta cooked to desired doneness
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 package champignon mushrooms washed well and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 500 ml heavy cream
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and saute until they start to shrink. Add garlic and saute until the garlic becomes fragrant, another minute or so.
  • Pour heavy cream and salt into the saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until it starts to thicken. (The amount of time this will take depends on the size of your saucepan, the strength of your flame, and how thick you want the sauce to get.)
  • Add the Parmesan cheese after the sauce has thickened and simmer for another minute or two. Taste sauce and add more salt or Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  • Serve sauce over warm pasta.

Notes

To make your life a lot easier, boil the water for the pasta in an electric kettle. It is so much faster than just boiling the water in a pot.
 
Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. If you have any specific dietary needs or concerns please consult your healthcare professional.
Keyword alfredo, cream sauce, mushrooms, pasta

This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. Izzy

    That looks sooo yummy!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Thanks! It is 🙂

  2. There’s nothing wrong than being on an Italian kick, in my opinion 😉 Especially when the dishes look this tasty – love the mushrooms!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Yeah, the mushrooms do take it up a level!

  3. Amber C

    I love Mushrooms! I never thought to put them in Alfedo though!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      You should definitely try it. Makes it so much better 🙂

  4. Emmeline

    This looks so yummy!! Nothing like a simple pasta sauce full of flavor for these cold nights. All the carbs and all the creaminess please!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Yup, carbs and creaminess sounds great to me!

  5. krystal

    YUM, extra mushrooms for me please. Looks delicious and easy for a busy weeknight meal.

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      That’s exactly what it is – easy and delicious!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Try it, I’m sure you’ll love it!

  6. Jodi Graham

    I love how simple this recipe is! You’ve convinced me that I don’t eat enough pasta LOL. Thank you so much 🙂

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      You’re welcome! Enjoy the recipe!

  7. Geeky Daddy

    With a toddler in the house, we typically go Penne as well. easier for him to grab (and throw at the cat).

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Totally agree. Penne is so much easier with kids.

  8. Kathryn

    I wish I liked mushrooms but I don’t. Not sure if it’s taste, texture or both. I’ll have to make this for my hubby – he likes them!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      You don’t like mushrooms? Aw, you’re missing out…

  9. Alexandra

    One of my all-time favourite pasta dishes – I am excited to give your recipe a try!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Great! I hope you enjoy it!

  10. Sadie

    Ooh this looks delicious and so easy to make 😋😋

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Yup, it is both delicious and easy to make 🙂

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Thanks! It is 🙂

  11. Carli G

    Another great recipe!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Thanks!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Yup, it definitely is yummm! And really easy, too 🙂

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