Mushroom Pasta

July 05, 2023


4 ounces uncooked pasta

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 tablespoons butter divided

1/2 medium onion chopped

7 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced

3 cloves garlic minced

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 cup chicken broth or veg broth or white wine

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice + zest of 1/2 lemon

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Boil a salted pot of water and cook the pasta al dente according to package directions.

  2. Add the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the onions and mushrooms. Saut√©, stirring occasionally, until the water has been released from the mushrooms & cooked off and everything gets a good sear and is browned/caramelized (this gives a ton of flavor). It’ll take 8-10 minutes or possibly a bit longer.

  3. Stir in the rest of the butter, plus the garlic and Dijon mustard. Cook for about a minute.

  4. Add in the broth and lemon juice + zest, and let it bubble for about a minute or so.

  5. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese and parsley. Add a splash of the hot pasta water prior to draining the pasta (a couple tablespoons) and then toss the pasta with the sauce. Season with salt & pepper as needed and serve immediately.