Pappardelle with Mushrooms

Pappardelle with Mushrooms Recipe
Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Tiziana Agnello
When this recipe first appeared in the magazine in October 2009, it was made with hollow bucatini noodles. For this version, we switched to ribbony pappardelle. In truth, any pasta would work well.


Serves 4
Total time: 40 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 12 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 393
Fat 14.2 g
Satfat 6.1 g
Monofat 4.3 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 15.8 g
Carbohydrate 49.3 g
Fiber 3.4 g
Cholesterol 38 mg
Iron 3.1 mg
Sodium 585 mg
Calcium 201 mg


1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms (about 1/2 ounce)
2/3 cup boiling water
8 ounces uncooked pappardelle pasta or bucatini
3 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
2 (4-ounce) packages exotic mushroom blend, sliced or coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon truffle oil
Sage leaves (optional)


1. Rinse porcini thoroughly. Combine porcini and 2/3 cup boiling water in a bowl; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Drain in a sieve over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup soaking liquid. Chop porcini.

2. Cook pasta with 1 tablespoon salt in boiling water 10 minutes or until al dente; drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.

3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots, mushroom blend, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in porcini, sherry, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute or until the liquid evaporates.

4. Finely grate 1 ounce cheese; crumble remaining cheese. Reduce heat to medium. Stir pasta, 1/4 cup reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup reserved porcini soaking liquid, 1/4 cup grated cheese, cream, chopped sage, and pepper into mushroom mixture; toss well to combine. Drizzle with truffle oil; toss. Place about 1 1/4 cups pasta mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with about 1 tablespoon crumbled cheese. Garnish with sage leaves, if desired.


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Ann Taylor Pittman,

Cooking Light

November 2012
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