Mushroom & Thyme Cavatelli

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"From our local paper, saving here to give a try. Times are estimated. Suggested you serve as a main with a green salad or as a side with grilled meat. The amount of parmesan is an estimate the recipe states "shaved parmesan to serve", as is pasta as the recipe states 1 bag cavatelli pasta (it comes in several sizes)."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (380.9 g)
  • Calories 964.7
  • Total Fat - 66 g
  • Saturated Fat - 33.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 169.8 mg
  • Sodium - 518.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 77.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.1 g
  • Sugars - 2.5 g
  • Protein - 20.2 g
  • Calcium - 357.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook pasta as per packet directions (usually 10 to 15 minutes).

Step 2

While pasta is cooking melt butter and oil in a large frypan/skillet.

Step 3

Saute the garlic for a minute and then add the mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes, adding white wine as needed.

Step 4

Lightly salt and pepper at this stage, to assist with the flavours of the mushrooms leaching into your sauce.

Step 5

Add thyme and double cream, bringing the the sauce to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 6

Add lemon zest and any remaining wine and continue to simmer.

Step 7

Drain the pasta and add to the mushrooms with the parsley, mixing well to cover the pasta with the sauce.

Step 8

This dish should be fairly wet, check for seasoning and adjust if required and serve immediately with shaved parmesan.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Absolutely delicious. Rich and flavorful. I couldn't get cavatelli at my store, so used strozzapretti, although I think any pasta shape would be good with this sauce.


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(12 May 2015)