Mixed mushroom spaghetti

I love mushrooms. Like, really looooove them. So the idea of a pasta dish centred around the earthy, meaty flavour of mushrooms is just divine in my book! I used two different kinds of mushrooms in this spaghetti dish and added tarragon and nutmeg because, to me, they really are a fungi's best friends.

Here's how I made it:

1/2 lb dry spaghetti
3 tbsp butter
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
4 cups mixed mushrooms, sliced (I used 2 cups shiitake and 2 cups cremini)
1/2 tsp dried tarragon
pinch nutmeg
3/4 cup half and half (10%) cream

I started by melting the butter in a skillet over medium heat. The onion, garlic, and mushrooms went into the skillet and I allowed them to sweat it out for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms were nicely browned.

Meantime, the spaghetti was added to a large pot of boiling water and cooked according to package instructions.

Once the mushrooms were browned, I seasoned them with the tarragon and nutmeg and added the cream, stirring while the sauce simmered for a minute or two over medium heat. To finish, I removed the skillet from the heat, added the drained pasta, and tossed it all together. 

If you like a thinner sauce, you can reserve some of the pasta water and add as much or as little of it as you like at the end.

We ate this really fast and quietly. That means it was good.

Are you a fungi fan? What's your favourite way to eat 'em? Which varieties do you prefer? Leave a comment, will ya?


  1. I made this last night and it was incredible. I added some grilled chicken breast to it though. Did you add green onions to garnish? Mine didn't look like yours.

  2. Hey Shannon - So glad you liked it! Ya, the photo has chives as a garnish. Green onions would be great too. Good call on the chicken!!

  3. Mmm...I'll do chives or green onion next time, I like the colour it adds! Thanks!

  4. this recipe was our dinner this evening......oh my! it's our new favorite meatless meal~ i followed the recipe as written and the hubs & i loved every thing about it, including the clear directions and great pictures! thanks for sharing~


  5. I'm so glad you liked it, Katie!

  6. This looks so amazing! Nice work! I would eat pasta every night of the week if my waistline would allow it! :) I will be trying this for sure!

  7. I am making this tonight. It looks awesome. My kind of supper.

  8. Hi Shannon! What can i substitute for tarragon and nutmeg?

  9. This looks amazing! What could I sub for cream that is a bit healthier?