Broccoli Mushroom Pasta

As a mushroom growing enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for delicious recipes that incorporate my homegrown mushrooms. One of my all-time favorite dishes is broccoli mushroom pasta. Not only is it a hearty and satisfying meal, but it also allows me to showcase the flavorful mushrooms that I have carefully cultivated. The combination of earthy mushrooms, vibrant broccoli, and al dente pasta creates a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that never fails to impress.


  • 8 ounces of pasta (penne or fusilli work well)
  • 2 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces of mixed mushrooms (such as cremini, shiitake, and oyster), sliced
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for topping


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Add the broccoli to the boiling water during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain the pasta and broccoli, then set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they are golden brown and all the liquid has evaporated, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Pour in the broth and bring to a simmer. Allow the mixture to cook for a few minutes until slightly reduced.
  5. Stir in the heavy cream and simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add the cooked pasta and broccoli to the skillet, tossing to coat everything evenly with the mushroom sauce.
  7. Divide the pasta among serving plates and sprinkle each portion with grated Parmesan cheese.

My Personal Touch:

One of the things I love about this dish is its versatility. Sometimes I like to add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a subtle heat, or a handful of fresh herbs such as parsley or basil to brighten up the flavors. The beauty of cooking is being able to tailor recipes to suit your own preferences, and this broccoli mushroom pasta is no exception.

Connecting with Nature:

For me, the highlight of this dish is the mushrooms. There’s something deeply satisfying about using ingredients that I have grown myself. Whether it’s the earthy aroma of freshly picked mushrooms or the knowledge that I’ve nurtured these fungi from spore to plate, the connection to nature is truly special.


Broccoli mushroom pasta has become a staple in my recipe collection, not only for its delectable taste but also for the fond memories and personal satisfaction it brings. I encourage fellow mushroom enthusiasts and food lovers alike to give this recipe a try and savor the delightful marriage of flavors in every bite.