Hey there! After a long absence (being vacation then being sick) I'm back with another tasty recipe. I don't know about you, but I have those days where I want homemade food, but I just don't want to make a giant fuss out of it. Lately, I have to get up at 4.15 in the morning to go to work, make food all day, then come home needing something for dinner. These busy days where I just don't feel like doing a bunch of cooking is where I rely on easy pastas, my favourite of which are mushroom-based pasta dishes. This particular pasta with mushrooms and marscapone cheese is so easy and quick to make, and it looks like a million bucks. Also, it's pretty inexpensive to make, and that's always a plus. To top it all off, this dish takes between a half hour and 45 minutes to pull off. Did someone say perfect weeknight meal?
Just a note: I used chantarelles and portobello mushrooms in my pasta, which can get a bit pricey sometimes, but you can use regular button mushrooms or mixed packs. If you're a regular mushroom hunter, then by all means use an abundance of wild mushrooms in your pasta for an extra punch of flavour that's light on the wallet.
What You'll Need
For the Pasta:
For the Garlic Croutons:
As I've stated above, when you drain your pasta, it's a good idea to save a couple cups of the boiling liquid. If your pasta sauce gets a bit to thick (which can also happen after you add your pasta in), then you can use the flavourful pasta water to thin it out a bit so it's not so gloopy. We're going for creamy here, people.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we do here. You can find a printable and shareable version of the recipe here, or you can use the links below to be kind and share with all your friends on social media! Feel free to leave a comment, too. If you want to see some of my other recipes, check out my recipes page.
Until next time, keep on being chefy.
Hey there! My name is Lea, and I'm a Canadian Culinary student trying to survive chef life in Denmark. I want to share my journey, and some great food and experiences with others. I believe that anyone can be quite chefy!