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Creamy Mushroom Parmesan Pasta – Iowa Woman Eats

Creamy Mushroom Parmesan Pasta is a restaurant high quality meal you may simply make at residence. You’ll lick your plate clear of this decadent dish!

overhead photo of a bowl of parmesan mushroom pasta

Did I let you know that Ben and I snuck off to New York Metropolis for just a few days this previous December? I shared some pictures on Instagram shortly after the journey, however don’t suppose I ever shared about it right here on the mothership.

I get a flutter in my chest excited about the expertise – visiting NYC in the course of the holidays has been on my bucket checklist for years so it’s not an exaggeration to say the journey was a dream come true. We have been there for 2-1/2 days, walked between 11 and 14 miles per day (even on our half day!) and checked off every thing on our must-see/do checklist — after which some!

We drank cocktails in historic bars, strolled Central Park and the Excessive Line, noticed Lin Manuel Miranda’s thoughts blowing off-broadway present Freestyle Love Supreme, loved a $2.75 waterfront cruise of the town (ie took benefit of the New York Ferry – greatest stored secret in NYC!), visited with family and friends, and had among the finest meals of our lives on the fully gluten free restaurant, Senza Gluten.

fork twirled around a portion of creamy parmesan mushroom pasta

When you have Celiac Illness or a meals allergy/intolerance, you may most likely perceive the overwhelming feeling of opening a restaurant menu realizing you may order something inside. Shifting your mindset to what you GET to order, vs what you HAVE to order at a restaurant is extraordinarily weird, however as soon as Ben and I received into it, there was no stopping us. 😉 We ordered every thing after which some. The calamari was the very best we’ve ever had – GF or not – the cocktails have been on level, the aspect dishes memorable, and the entrees unimaginable.

I ordered the Rigatoni Funghi e Speck: gluten free rigatoni in a decadent cream sauce with combined mushrooms, smoked prosciutto, and truffle oil. I about requested Ben to pinch me to make sure that I used to be certainly nonetheless alive on planet earth. That’s to say, it was one of the vital memorable meals I’ve ever had — particularly since going gluten free — and our cozy, candle-lit trattoria environment was the cherry on high. It was magical, to say the least!

Again at residence I instantly went about recreating the meal at I had Senza Gluten, and the result’s a recipe that Ben has deemed my “greatest recipe but” (woo!) Creamy Mushroom Parmesan Pasta is a restaurant high quality recipe that’s simply made at residence and so, so, SO scrumptious that you’ll lick your plate clear. It’s such a deal with!!

Spaghetti al Pomodoro

bowl of creamy parmesan mushroom pasta with a fork inside

Creamy Parmesan Mushroom Pasta

Right here’s the deal – I stored all of the flavors of the pasta dish I had in NYC however made just a few swaps to make sure the recipe is simple to make at residence.

Cooked gluten free fettuccini is tossed in a home made, lightened up parmesan cream sauce studded with sauteed mushrooms, scorching bacon, a lot of garlic, and tender child spinach. A drizzle of contemporary lemon juice brightens up the ultimate dish earlier than it’s topped with loads of freshly cracked black pepper, twirled round your ready fork, and devoured.

You’ll really feel like a real chef after whipping up this spectacular but straightforward gluten free pasta dish!

Lightened Up Parmesan Cream Sauce

The key to reaching a thick but lighter (than a restaurant serves, anyway) cream sauce that adheres to the the pasta, is harnessing the facility of pasta cooking water. Including a number of the water that the pasta is cooked in whereas stirring the al dente pasta along with the creamy parmesan sauce permits the starch from the water to naturally thicken the sauce.

The sauce will go from skinny and separated from the pasta, to thick and clinging to the pasta, proper earlier than your eyes. In case you suppose it received’t occur, simply maintain stirring. I’ll present you under!

fork inside a bowl of creamy parmesan mushroom pasta

The way to Make Creamy Mushroom Parmesan Pasta

Step 1: Crisp the Bacon

Begin by browning chopped bacon in a big skillet over medium warmth. Scoop the crisped bacon onto a paper towel lined plate to empty then reserve a number of the bacon fats within the skillet.

bacon sauting in a skillet

Step 2: Saute the Mushrooms

Subsequent add sliced mushrooms and chopped shallots then saute till the mushrooms have launched their liquid and the liquid has cooked off. Add minced garlic and a pinch of dried thyme then proceed to saute till the mushrooms are golden brown and tender.

mushrooms sauting in a skillet

Step 3: Make the Parmesan Cream Sauce

To the skillet add heavy cream and rooster inventory then carry to a simmer and stir in freshly shredded parmesan cheese till easy and creamy. Add contemporary child spinach then simmer till its barely wilted, only a minute or two.

creamy spinach parmesan sauce simmering in a skillet

Step 4: Add Pasta then Thicken Sauce

Use tongs to switch gluten free fettuccini that’s been cooked to al dente in a cooking pot subsequent door (timing directions are within the recipe card under) immediately into the skillet then use the tongs to softly and constantly stir the pasta till it turns into tender, and the sauce thickened and creamy.

Maintain including ~1/4 cup pasta cooking water a time then stirring constantly till you obtain a thickened sauce that adheres to the pasta. Like I mentioned, the pasta will look separated from the sauce, after which on the final minute the starches will trigger it to completely thicken and cling to the pasta. That’s when you recognize it’s achieved.

cooked pasta added to a cream sauce in a skillet

Flip off the warmth then add a squeeze of contemporary lemon juice — the dish shouldn’t style lemony, simply brightened — the bacon, plus loads of freshly cracked pepper, and salt to style. Scoop into bowls then high with extra parmesan cheese, if you happen to please, and serve. I hope you LOVE this style of New York made proper in your kitchen – get pleasure from!!

fork inside a bowl of creamy parmesan mushroom pasta

Extra Creamy Pasta Dishes

Creamy Parmesan Mushroom Pasta


Creamy Mushroom Parmesan Pasta is a restaurant high quality meal you may simply make at residence. You’ll lick your plate clear of this decadent dish!


  • 8oz gluten free fettuccine pasta
  • 4 strips bacon, chopped
  • 8oz button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • scant 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup rooster inventory or broth
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 evenly packed cups child spinach
  • freshly cracked black pepper + salt
  • 1/2 lemon


  1. For the pasta: Carry a big pot of water to a boil then add 1 Tablespoon salt, flip warmth all the way down to low, and place a lid on high to maintain scorching.
  2. Add bacon to a big skillet then place over medium warmth and let bacon slowly render its fats and brown. As soon as browned, scoop bacon onto a paper towel lined plate to empty. Take away all however 2 Tablespoons bacon grease from the skillet.
  3. For the pasta: Flip warmth beneath water again as much as excessive to carry to a boil then add fettuccini. Prepare dinner, stirring sometimes, till al dente – ie NOT completely tender because the pasta will end cooking within the creamy parmesan sauce. Observe: Pasta ought to be achieved similtaneously the cream sauce/skillet portion of the dish, but when it is achieved earlier than, scoop out 1 cup pasta cooking water and reserve then drain pasta and put aside.
  4. In the meantime, flip warmth beneath skillet as much as medium-high then add mushrooms and shallot and stir to coat in bacon grease. Let mushrooms sit and sear till they launch their liquid, 2-3 minutes, then saute, stirring sometimes, till the liquid has cooked off. Add garlic and dried thyme then proceed sauting till the mushrooms are golden brown and tender, 5 minutes, turning warmth down barely if wanted to stop garlic from burning.
  5. Add heavy whipping cream and rooster inventory then flip warmth up barely to carry to a simmer. Add parmesan cheese then stir till easy. Add child spinach then stir and simmer till spinach is barely wilted, 1 minute.
  6. Use tongs to switch pasta immediately from the cooking pot to the skillet (or if you happen to needed to drain it, add pasta from colander). Stir gently and consistently with tongs, including 1/4 cup pasta cooking water at a time to create a easy and creamy sauce – simply maintain stirring! When the pasta is tender and the thickened sauce clings to the pasta, it is achieved.
  7. Flip off warmth then add a drizzle of contemporary lemon juice (dish shouldn’t style lemony – simply brightened) the cooked bacon, a lot of freshly cracked black pepper, and salt to style. Scoop into bowls then garnish with extra parmesan cheese, if desired, and serve.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Woman Eats,

photo collage of creamy parmesan mushroom pasta

Images by Ashley McLaughlin



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