Mushroom Sauce

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4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups pasta)


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1 1/2 cups dried porcini mushrooms (about 1 1/2 ounces)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped prosciutto (about 2 ounces)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
4 cups sliced cremini or button mushrooms (about 8 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup dry red wine
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
4 cups hot cooked cavatappi (about 2 cups uncooked pasta)


Combine boiling water and porcini mushrooms in a bowl; cover and let stand for 30 minutes. Drain. Rinse and coarsely chop porcini mushrooms.

Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto, and sauté 1 minute. Add onion; sauté for 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in the porcini mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, and next 4 ingredients (cremini mushrooms through garlic); cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Stir in broth and wine, scraping the pan to loosen browned bits.

Bring to a boil; cook for 3 minutes. Combine the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Add cornstarch mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add pasta, tossing to coat.

Created date

January 1998

Nutritional Information

Calories 304
Caloriesfromfat 15 %
Fat 5.1 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 2.6 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 15.4 g
Carbohydrate 48.9 g
Fiber 4.6 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 4.9 mg
Sodium 627 mg
Calcium 24 mg