You'll never miss the meat when you add portobello mushrooms to a a rich and creamy alfredo sauce and spoon it over pasta.
1 (12-ounce) package fettuccine
1 (6-ounce) package portobello mushrooms
1/2 cup butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup milk
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
Garnish: Italian flat-leaf parsley sprigs
How to Make It
Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
Remove brown gills from undersides of mushroom caps using a spoon, and discard gills. Chop mushrooms.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; add mushrooms and garlic, and sauté 5 to 6 minutes or until tender. Stir in cream and milk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat, and simmer, whisking constantly, 10 minutes. Stir in cheese, pepper, and salt; stir constantly until cheese melts and mixture thickens. Stir in 2 tablespoons parsley. Serve over hot cooked pasta. Garnish, if desired.
This is a wonderful dish that we will be making again. Often. The Portobello mushrooms give the dish a nice meaty texture and flavor. We made the recipe as written and it was perfect with salad and bread I suggest you increase the sauce by a third to one half, especially if you are serving the maximum number specified in the recipe. Any extra isn't likely to go to waste.