Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Ratings & Reviews

sparklyredshoes's Review

December 05, 2013
I followed other reviews and left out the parsley. I also doubled the cream and cheese, so potentially not as light as it was supposed to be. I also used egg noodles and added grilled chicken. A picky four year old even ate it, so needless to say, everyone was impressed. I would definitely make this again.

WOW! Yum! A bit of this and that too

June 08, 2017
Loved this! Added a cup of vegetable broth and cooked that down prior to reducing with wine. Also added a teaspoon of crushed of Aleppo pepper at the end and mixed in. We also substituted a teaspoon of dried Italian seasoning for the parsley. DELISH!


July 19, 2017
Superb!! Made this with the Gallo Vermouth Dry wine. Honest, best dish of this type I have ever had.

hawkermurray's Review

February 28, 2011
Delish! Used sherry instead of the white wine, and thyme instead of the parsley. Will definitely make this again!

JCake17's Review

November 03, 2010
I love this recipe. I have made it for guests many times. I typically use a ton of mushrooms (like 3 packages!) so that I can cut down on the pasta. I think the mushrooms are the prize of the dish anyway--so yummy once they have cooked down.

glowalk's Review

June 17, 2013
Very good and easy to make! The only change I made was adding chicken.

DanaSam's Review

October 20, 2009
This is delicious. I mixed up the onions and added some red. Also, I added sprigs of thyme while the mushrooms were cooking.

Geraldine1's Review

April 12, 2012

TBTennessee's Review

February 21, 2011
This is so good! I cut up two chicken breasts, cooked in butter and then added to the recipe at the end. It was so delicious! Definitely a keeper!!

springhilllad's Review

August 07, 2010
Excellent taste, used baby portobella mushrooms. Served with salmon.