Wild Mushroom and Basil Pasta

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A really easy, fast, and addictive pasta inspired by Bergy's Mushroom Pasta for 2. Go wild with your ingredients; the result is best when the basil is right out of your herb garden!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For sauce, heat heavy skillet.
  2. Saute garlic cloves in 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil until coated and beginning to brown (about 1 minute).
  3. Add mushrooms and sautee until juices begin to emerge.
  4. Add wine or sherry (more or less depending on how juicy you want it to be) and soy sauce.
  5. Coat mushrooms and cook for another minute or so.
  6. Add basil and cook until leaves are slightly wilted.
  7. Remove garlic cloves.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Toss cooked noodles with a little bit of olive oil (the amount depends on how juicy your mushroom mix is).
  10. Transfer to plates and top with mushrooms and grated parmesan.
Most Helpful

The only reason I am giving it a 3 is the soy flavor was too much. Tasted before I put it in then after and I guess I just didn't like it as much after. I ended up straining the mushrooms out of the sauce and serving with buttered noodles. However, I didn't have and couldn't find cremini's so used baby bellas and I know the flavor isn't as strong so that could be why?? Next time I will try this with the sherry wine and see if that holds up better to the soy than the dry white did. Thanks for sharing :)

Elainia November 29, 2009

I have made this twice now and on both occasions it was excellent. I used a variety of wild mushrooms padded out with chestnuts. I will increase the sauce amounts next time. On one occasion I was cooking for an alcohol-free friend and replaced the wine with mushroom stock and some good-quality veggie stock. Both versions worked very well and I would be happy to make them again.

dimensionally transcendental January 12, 2009

This was delicious and so quick and easy. I used whole wheat cheese tortellini instead of plain pasta. Also, I only used portabella mushrooms and had only dried basil. I can't wait to try it with fresh!!!

Kim12469 March 27, 2008