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This creamy mushroom pasta recipe makes a delicious meatless weeknight dinner! It’s ready in about 30 minutes for an easy yet elegant and satisfying meal.

You may also enjoy these Creamy Garlic Mushrooms or Mushroom and Spinach Gnocchi next.

a bowl of creamy mushroom pasta

Why you’ll love it

This vegetarian mushroom pasta is a personal favorite of mine for meatless Monday. The flavors are nicely balanced in the irresistible creamy sauce, and a touch of lemon juice brightens it up. It’s just decadent enough without being heavy.

Simple ingredients are elevated in this easy mushroom pasta, so it’s special enough for company. Buttery, sautéed mushrooms, garlic, and white wine make this one of those low-effort family dinners that also impresses. And in just 30 minutes as well!

What you’ll need

  • Pasta – use what you’ve got, but I like a longer shape like fettuccine or linguine
  • Butter and olive oil – for sautéing
  • Cremini mushrooms – they’re sometimes labeled as baby bellas
  • Garlic – for more savory flavor
  • White wine – use a dry white wine like sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio that you enjoy the taste of. Don’t use cooking wine!
  • Italian seasoning – my favorite blend of dried herbs. It comes all in one jar.
  • Lemon juice and Dijon mustard – for a burst of extra flavor to enhance the sauce
  • Flour – to thicken it
  • Heavy cream – it makes the sauce luxurious
ingredients for creamy mushroom pasta in prep bowls

Tools for this recipe

Check out Natasha’s favorite kitchen essentials, gadgets, and cookware!

  • This recipe goes even faster using a garlic press to mince the garlic.
  • Store your butter in this OXO butter dish. It has little markings to measure it out!
  • I use this lemon saver to keep lemons fresh longer.

How to make creamy mushroom pasta

This is an overview with step-by-step photos. Full ingredients & instructions are in the recipe card below.

sauteing mushrooms in a skillet and then making sauce for creamy mushroom pasta

Boil your pasta. Meanwhile, in a skillet, sauté the mushrooms and garlic in the oil and butter until the water has cooked off. Transfer them to a plate. To the pan, stir in the wine, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, flour, and Dijon until smooth.

adding mushrooms to sauce in a skillet and tossing with pasta

Pour in the cream, and simmer for a couple of minutes. Return the mushrooms to the skillet, and cook until the sauce thickens to your liking. Season with salt & pepper, then toss with the drained pasta. Top with fresh parsley and grated parmesan if desired!

Substitutions and variations

  • I don’t recommend substituting the cream for something with a lower fat content. The sauce is liable to separate, and it won’t taste as intended and/or be as rich.
  • You can replace the white wine with chicken or vegetable broth if you prefer.
  • I use cremini mushrooms in this recipe, but white mushrooms or whatever variety you have on hand will work!

What to serve with mushroom pasta

Leftovers and storage

  • This pasta is best fresh, but store any leftovers for 3-4 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Reheat slowly over a low heat on the stovetop.
  • I don’t recommend freezing it due to the dairy, and the texture of mushrooms can change.
closeup of a skillet with creamy mushroom pasta and kitchen tongs

If you made this easy creamy mushroom pasta, please leave a star rating and review below! Ask any questions you have. You can also find me on Instagram.

a bowl of creamy mushroom pasta
4.90 from 73 votes

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

This creamy mushroom pasta recipe makes a delicious meatless weeknight dinner! It's ready in about 30 minutes for an easy yet elegant and satisfying meal.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta (I like fettuccine or linguine)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped, to taste
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese to taste (optional)

Instructions 

  • Boil a large, salted pot of water for the pasta and cook it al dente according to package directions. 
  • Meanwhile, add the butter and oil to a skillet over medium-high heat. 
  • Add the mushrooms and garlic to the pan and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until the mushrooms release most of their water and it’s cooked off.
  • Take the mushrooms out of the pan and set aside.
  • Add the wine, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, flour, and Dijon mustard to the pan. Stir until it becomes a smooth paste. 
  • Stir in the cream and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms back into the pan. Reduce the heat and cook for a few more minutes until the sauce has thickened up a bit. Season sauce with salt & pepper as needed.
  • Drain the pasta and toss it with the sauce along with the parsley and parmesan if using. 

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 137mg, Sodium: 71mg, Potassium: 435mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1006IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 81mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This recipe was originally published on October 1, 2018. It’s been updated with new photos and better instructions but is the same great recipe!


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211 Comments

  1. Penelope says:

    Forgot to mention, I also sautéed shallots with mushrooms.

    1. Natasha says:

      Sounds good!

  2. Penelope says:

    4 stars
    I omitted the cream & flour, used vidalia dijon mustard instead, used fresh mushrooms from farmers market. Add the freshly grated parmesan shavings to pan. Yummy

  3. Marie Goguen says:

    5 stars
    I love the recipes you show. So satisfying to the eyes.

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you, Marie! 🙂

  4. Bernadette says:

    5 stars
    I had some mushrooms I needed to use before losing them. So I made this sauce it was very good. didn’t have white wine so I used a balsamic vinaigrette. It gave it a nice tangy taste, so I eliminated the lemon juice in the recipe.
    I served it with chicken and spaghetti pasta.
    I am very excited about trying the original recipe next time.

    1. Natasha says:

      That sounds like a great way to tweak it!! So happy it worked out. 😀

  5. C G says:

    Delicious! I added a sliced shallot and a handful of fresh spinach to the mushrooms. Used veg broth instead of wine and doubled the recipe. We loved it and I will make it again! Thank you!

    1. Natasha says:

      I’m so happy it was a hit!

  6. Angela Fatigati says:

    5 stars
    I made this last night and the flavor of the sauce is amazing! I added some thinly sliced onions (because I needed to use it up) and some frozen peas. Delicious and very fast and easy to make.

    1. Natasha says:

      I’m thrilled you enjoyed it!! Thanks, Angela!

  7. Christy says:

    Made it just how you said and put it over linguine and fried pork chops. To die for. Yum. 😋

    1. Natasha says:

      Wonderful!! Thank you, Christy!! 😀

  8. Arna says:

    5 stars
    I added a sliced shallot to the mushroom/garlic mix to cook down. I then added some frozen spinach. Yummy!

    1. Natasha says:

      Excellent! Thank you!

  9. Rose says:

    5 stars
    KILLER!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you, Rose!!