Tagliatelle ai Funghi (Tagliatelle with Mushrooms) is a classic Italian pasta dish that features tagliatelle noodles tossed in a creamy mushroom sauce. The dish is simple yet flavorful, making it an easy choice among pasta lovers who also love the earthy flavor of mushrooms. This satisfying and comforting dish is perfect for quick and easy weeknight dinners or a hearty meal for a special occasion.
Serve this delicious Italian pasta dinner with warm homemade Garlic Bread for the perfect weeknight dinner.
Ahhhh pasta! - the ultimate comfort food! Our family loves Italian food and if you do, you're going to love some of the new recipes I have planned.
Creamy mushroom pasta is so quick and easy to make with simple ingredients that can be adjusted if needed. The pasta cooks while you make the sauce and even though you can serve this for an elegant dinner, this is also perfect for busy weeknights. Delicious food for the whole family!
What is tagliatelle ai funghi?
Tagliatelle ai funghi is an Italian pasta dish that consists of tagliatelle noodles (a long, flat pasta similar to fettuccine) served with a creamy mushroom sauce. The sauce is made with sautéed mushrooms, garlic, onion, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese and wine.
What does ai funghi mean?
Ai funghi" is an Italian phrase that translates to "with mushrooms" in English. So, tagliatelle ai funghi means tagliatelle pasta with mushrooms. In Italian cuisine, mushrooms are a common ingredient used in pasta dishes, and they add a rich, earthy flavor to the sauce. It's so flavorful!
Why you'll love this creamy mushroom pasta
- Tagliatelle ai Funghi may sound fancy but it is a simple dish to make and it's perfect for a beginner in the kitchen! You can make this easy vegetarian dinner in less than 30 minutes!
- Make it for four or for a crowd! This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, depending on the size of group that you're serving.
- Everyone needs a good pasta recipe under their belt and this is a great one with a delicious creamy mushroom sauce.
What you'll need to make Taglietelle with Mushrooms - Ingredients & Substitutions
This recipe uses simple ingredients that you can find in your local grocery store. Below I've listed substitutes where applicable.
- Tagliatelle pasta - we used dried pasta, or you can use fresh pasta. You can also substitute fettucine or linguini.
- Dried shitake or porcini mushrooms - add texture and flavor but you can omit them altogether and still have a delicious mushroom pasta dish! Simply add in a few more of the fresh mushrooms.
- Butter - a little butter adds a lot of flavor in the sauce and for cooking the onions and garlic.
- Olive oil - use good quality extra virgin olive oil for best flavor.
- Garlic - fresh garlic adds so much flavor to this dish! I always have a fresh garlic clove on hand for cooking.
- Cremini mushrooms - fresh mushrooms add an earthy flavor to the pasta and sauce. You can susitute with white button mushrooms as well or your favorite mushroom if you're a mushroom lover and pasta with mushrooms is such a delicious flavor.
- White wine - I use Pinot Grigio or you can use any of these best wines for pasta sauces for a great choice.
- Heavy cream - use whipping cream in Canada, (double cream UK, heavy cream U.S. A.)
- Parmesan cheese - use fresh Parmesan cheese (best cheese for pasta right?!)for optimal flavor. You can also use pecorino Romano cheese.
- Salt & black pepper
Can I use something other than wine?
Yes, you can! You can substitute the wine with chicken stock or vegetable stock in this mushroom pasta recipe! The flavor will be a bit different but still delicious! You can also reserve pasta water before you drain the pasta and use it as a great alternative to wine.
Step by Step Instructions
You can find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this page. Below, you will find step by step photos with tips about making this recipe to help you along the way.
Tip: Prep all of the ingredients in advance! Chop the onions, garlic and mushrooms. Soak the dried mushrooms in advance. Grate the Parmesan cheese and pre-measure the wine and whipping cream.
Let's get to making this recipe!
- Soak the dried mushrooms - Bring a small pan of salted water to a boil, then turn off the heat. Add the dried porcini or dried shitake mushrooms and soak for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- Cook the pasta - In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
3. Sauté the onions and garlic - Meanwhile, In a large skillet, melt the butter and olive oil together. Over medium-high heat, sauté the onion and garlic until soft. (about four to five minutes)
Tip: The flavor of garlic in this recipe can be adjusted by the way you chop it - whether you chop it into larger pieces or finely chop it. Generally, the finer the garlic is chopped, the stronger its flavor will be.
4. Cook the mushrooms - Add the mushrooms to the frying pan and cook for about two to three minutes, stirring occasionally. Mushrooms will be golden brown. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Add the wine and heavy cream - Add the wine to the mushroom mixture and turn up the heat, almost to high for about 30 seconds, then reduce to medium and stir in the heavy cream. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring as the sauce thickens.
6. Add the Parmesan cheese - Stir in ½ cup of the Parmesan cheese to the large sauté pan and stir until combined, continuining to cook over medium heat.
7. Add the parsley, and taste for seasoning - Add the parsley and stir until combined. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning, adding salt and pepper if needed.
8. Add the pasta to the sauce: Add the pasta to the sauce and gently stir until combined and the noodles are coated with the sauce.
Sprinkled freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley on top of the pasta.
Storage, Freezing & Reheating Instructions
Let's start with freezing. I do not recommend freezing leftovers because of the cream sauce.
Storage - Place leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.
Reheating - and reheat in a skillet over low heat. Add a splash of cream, wine or vegetable stock to the skillet to add a little moisture. Alternatively, you can reheat in the microwave by placing a single serving on a plate and reheating in 30 second interals until heated throughout. (less than two minutes)
What else can I add to Tagliatelle with Mushrooms?
Add some protein - chopped or slice chicken and diced bacon.
Add some veggies - cooked chopped spinach and green peas make wonderful additions.
Spice it up - add a few chili flakes to each serving.
Swap out the white wine for red wine. Completely different flavor but delicious!
Change the noodles - change the teglietelle noodles to papparadelle noodles and make pappardelle ai funghi, or fettucine noodles to make fettucine ai funghi.
What to serve with mushroom pasta
A side of cooked mushrooms, house salad, and Caesar salad would make delicious choices. Cheesy stuffed garlic bread is always a hit in our home.
Frequently Asked Questions
This recipe for Tagliatelle ai funghi (tagliatelle with mushrooms) is a delectable vegetarian pasta dish that combines creamy textures and rich flavors. Featuring a medley of porcini and fresh mushrooms, this quick and easy recipe can be whipped up in under 30 minutes, making it the perfect choice for a hassle-free weeknight dinner.
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If you make this veggie pasta recipe, please drop me a note in the comments below and let me know!