Creamy Mushroom Fettuccine
The creamiest mushroom alfredo sauce you will ever have – a sauce so good, you’ll want to slurp it with a spoon!
Did you know that parmesan cheese is known as the “King of Italian Cheese“? It is really a fine type of cheese, helping to transform any homemade dish to something truly gourmet, especially with the help of Stella® Cheese.
Now Stella Cheese® has been around since 1923, creating lasagnas, casseroles, and baked potatoes so much more richer and gooier, elevating every day meals to something so fancy and sophisticated. And even with this easy fettuccine dish, it becomes restaurant quality with all that creamy parmesan goodness, sitting in a pool of that heavenly mushroom alfredo sauce.
Except no one will ever know just how easy and simple this dish really is, made in just 30 minutes. Best of all, you can add in more veggies as needed or swap out the spinach for kale, swiss chard or even arugula. It’s up to you, and the possibilities are endless!
The creamiest mushroom alfredo sauce you will ever have - a sauce so good, you'll want to slurp it with a spoon!
- 8 ounces fettuccine
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1 cup half and half, or more, as needed*
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, mushrooms and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in thyme and dill until fragrant, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in vegetable broth, and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in half and half until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
- Stir in baby spinach and Parmesan until the spinach has wilted, about 2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more half and half as needed.
- Stir in pasta and gently toss to combine.
- Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
*Half and half is equal parts of whole milk and cream. For 1 cup half and half, you can substitute 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream or 2/3 cup skim or low-fat milk + 1/3 cup heavy cream.
Why It’s A Smart Choice
Many creamy pasta sauce recipes will call for 35% cream (whipping cream). But by using 10% (half and half), you instantly shave off 125 calories per serving. Plus, the half and half is still creamy so you won’t even notice the difference!
Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Stella® Cheese. All opinions expressed are my own.