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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

Farfalle with Creamy Wild Mushroom Sauce

This farfalle recipe scored high in our Test Kitchens for its rich flavor and ultracreamy texture. The exotic mushroom blend, a combination of shiitake, cremini, and oyster mushrooms, is sold in eight-ounce packages. If unavailable, you can use all cremini mushrooms.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2006

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound uncooked farfalle (bow tie pasta)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 ounces presliced exotic mushroom blend
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Minced fresh parsley (optional)

Preparation

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, onion, shallots, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper; cook 12 minutes or until liquid evaporates and mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally. Add wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Add the cooked pasta, whipping cream, cheese, and 2 tablespoons parsley, tossing gently to coat. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Garnish with minced fresh parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 336
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Fat: 11.4g
  • Saturated fat: 6.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 12.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 47.5g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 36mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Sodium: 577mg
  • Calcium: 124mg
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