20 Minute Creamy Mushroom Pasta

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recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

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This classic creamy pasta dish uses porcini mushrooms which add an earthy, nutty flavor that works really well with salty prosciutto and Parmesan. Keep a little of the starchy pasta water to thin out the sauce if required.

recipe updated Nov 25, 2019


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    2 liters (2000ml)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Porcini mushroom icon
    Porcini mushroom
    250g (about 3½ cups)
  • Prosciutto icon
    250g (about 1 cup)
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch
  • Fettuccine icon
    400g (about 4¾ cups)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tbsp (about 30ml)
  • Whipping cream icon
    Whipping cream
    150g (about ½ cup)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    about ½ cup (31g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    1 pinch
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    ½ cup (about 75g)


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  1. Add water and salt to a clean saucepan
  2. Add fettuccine to the pasta
  3. Cook until al dente
  4. Add olive oil to a clean saucepan
  5. Heat - medium heat
  6. Add garlic clove and porcini mushroom to the saucepan
  7. Stir frequently - approx 4 min
  8. Add prosciutto, whipping cream, fresh parsley and salt & pepper to the sauce
  9. Boil then reduce heat
  10. Simmer - approx 1 min
  11. Drain pasta
  12. Transfer pasta to sauce
  13. Toss until coated
  14. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  15. Serve immediately
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