Mushroom & Thyme Cavatelli
October 29, 2014
Categories: Dinner, Lunch, Dairy, Pasta, Vegetables, Mushrooms, Italian, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Weeknight Meals, Skillet, Stove Top, Vegetarian, Wine, Make it from scratch more
"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)."
- 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
Cook pasta as per packet directions (usually 10 to 15 minutes).
While pasta is cooking melt butter and oil in a large frypan/skillet.
Saute the garlic for a minute and then add the mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes, adding white wine as needed.
Lightly salt and pepper at this stage, to assist with the flavours of the mushrooms leaching into your sauce.
Add thyme and double cream, bringing the the sauce to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add lemon zest and any remaining wine and continue to simmer.
Drain the pasta and add to the mushrooms with the parsley, mixing well to cover the pasta with the sauce.
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.