Ziti With Portobello Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 45 mins

A combo of meaty mushrooms enhanced by sweet carmelized onions and just enough tangy melted goat cheese in this delicious pasta. The recipe is from Food and Wine, I thought I would store it safely here.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. In a large frying pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter with 2 tablespoons olive oil over moderate heat. Add the onions, 1/2 teaspoon salt and sugar, then cook, stirring frequently, until onions are well browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from pan.
  2. 2. In the same pan, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon oil over moderate heat. Add the mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and brown, about 8 minutes. Add the reserved onions, parsley, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the pepper.
  3. 3. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the ziti until just done, about 13 minutes. Reserve 3/4 cup of the pasta water and drain. Toss the ziti and 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water with the mushroom mixture, remaining tablespoon of oil, the goat cheese, and the parmesan. If pasta seems dry, add more of pasta water. Serve with additional Parmesan.
Most Helpful

This is one of the first dishes I've made ever and cheap to make. I didn't add the butter, added half the olive oil, and BEST OF ALL, TOPPED IT OFF WITH SOME TRUFFLE SALT.

souslesoleil90 March 19, 2014

This was delicious, but I had to add quite a bit of extra olive oil and butter to make it a good sauce, as written it would have been way too dry. I also used herbed goat cheese, added oregano, crushed red pepper and garlic. I had forgotten my parmesan at my boyfriend's house so I used a shredded 3 cheese Italian blend instead and it was very good.

gourmet_girl December 12, 2010