Tiny, white button mushrooms make a delicious, simple sauce for pasta. Try them with penne or large shells.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place the penne pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook the garlic and mushrooms until mushrooms are tender. Season with salt and pepper, and mix in the butter.

  • In a large bowl, toss the cooked pasta and the mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts

413.8 calories; 13.6 g protein; 47.4 g carbohydrates; 12 mg cholesterol; 104.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2007
This is a great recipe - easy and tasty. Only change I made was to add 3/4 pound peeled/deveined cooked shrimp when the mushrooms were almost done. My picky husband gobbled it down and came back for more. I'll be making it again soon. Thanks Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2012
This was just okay. From all the good reviews I was expecting more. I thought it was bland. Read More
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107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2007
This is a great recipe - easy and tasty. Only change I made was to add 3/4 pound peeled/deveined cooked shrimp when the mushrooms were almost done. My picky husband gobbled it down and came back for more. I'll be making it again soon. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2007
This is a great recipe - easy and tasty. Only change I made was to add 3/4 pound peeled/deveined cooked shrimp when the mushrooms were almost done. My picky husband gobbled it down and came back for more. I'll be making it again soon. Thanks Read More
(50)
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2008
Perfect. As is so often the case simple dishes like this are the best! I used a specialty pasta rather than penne but made no changes or substitutions just eyeballed ingredients to taste. Freshly grated Parmesan is a must as it provides a ton of flavor. Growing up in an Italian family I can say this is a very traditional way to serve pasta and lends itself well to including any variety of vegetables. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2007
I made this over the weekend and served it with the "Italian Breaded Pork Chops" recipe from this site. My family loved it! I used baby bellas (as suggested by another reviewer) and added some chopped fresh basil and spinach as well. In addition I added a little evaporated skim milk to make a bit of a creamy sauce (without having to feel too guilty about the calories). Very good - will make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2007
We really liked this. I doubled the recipe for company and added more garlic than called for (LOVE it). I also cut up boneless chicken breasts and cooked them in olive oil to add to the pasta. I also used grated and lots of shredded parmesan cheese to top it off. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
this was was so good! loved it! I used the red pepper flake to kick it up. served it with fried tofu sprinkled with mrs. dash no salt marinade and a little Lawrys fried it in olive oil and it was to die for. My hubby really loved it! thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2011
Sooo good! I had made a pizza earlier in the week so I used sliced portobello mushrooms instead of button mushrooms. Because they were portobellos I probably only used about 6 oz. of mushrooms. It was still delicious! As per other reviewers' suggestions I doubled the garlic to 2 cloves and added about 1/4 cup fat-free milk to the butter oil mushroom and garlic skillet to add some creaminess to the sauce. I served this with swedishmilk's "Oven-Roasted Asparagus" recipe. The meal was a huge hit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2007
I made this last night for dinner and my husband and kids loved it even the picky five year old. The only thing I changed was the type of pasta- I used cheese tortellini instead of the penne pasta and it was still great! Very easy and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2007
Thanks for the great recipe. Did everything but add the canned tomatoes and whipping cream. I used the easy alfredo sauce recipe from this site and combined the sauteed veggies. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2009
I loved this dish. I thought it would be bland but it was great. I added two cloves of garlic and salt and peppered to taste and added some garlic powder at the end to taste. Great recipe thank you! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2012
This was just okay. From all the good reviews I was expecting more. I thought it was bland. Read More
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