I absolutely adore mushroom fettuccine alfredo. The combination of tender fettuccine pasta, rich alfredo sauce, and savory mushrooms creates a dish that is both comforting and indulgent. This creamy Italian classic is a go-to recipe for me when I want to treat myself to a satisfying meal. Let’s dive into the details of this delightful dish!
- 8 oz fettuccine pasta
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms (cremini or button mushrooms work well)
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish
To start, cook the fettuccine in a large pot of salted boiling water according to the package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté until they are golden brown and tender. Remove the mushrooms from the skillet and set them aside.
In the same skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and sauté the minced garlic until fragrant. Pour in the heavy cream and let it simmer for a few minutes. Then, stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until the sauce is smooth and creamy. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Once the fettuccine is cooked, drain it and add it to the skillet with the alfredo sauce. Toss the pasta in the sauce until it is well coated. Gently fold in the sautéed mushrooms.
Transfer the mushroom fettuccine alfredo to a serving dish and garnish with fresh parsley. The dish is now ready to be enjoyed!
I love to add a pinch of nutmeg to the alfredo sauce for an extra layer of flavor. The warmth of the nutmeg complements the richness of the sauce beautifully.
A glass of crisp white wine, such as a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, pairs wonderfully with mushroom fettuccine alfredo. The acidity of the wine cuts through the creamy sauce, enhancing the dining experience.
Mushroom fettuccine alfredo is a dish that never fails to impress. Its luxurious texture and delightful aroma make it a winning choice for a cozy dinner at home or a special gathering with loved ones. With its simple yet decadent preparation, it’s no wonder why this classic Italian pasta dish holds a special place in my heart.