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Cheesy White Wine Mushroom Orecchiette

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Roni Cohen – @ronis_recipes
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Indulge in the ultimate comfort of tender orecchiette pasta coated in a creamy, cheese-infused sauce, brimming with flavorful Portobello and beech mushrooms, perfectly enhanced with a touch of white wine—your taste buds won't be able to resist!
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :20 minutes
Total Time :30 minutes
Servings: 2

EQUIPMENT

  • Large skillet
  • Medium size pot

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 1 pound/454 grams orecchiette
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 flat teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 8 Portobello mushrooms, quartered
  • 5.3 ounces/150 grams brown beech (shimeji) mushrooms, bottom removed
  • tablespoons/50 grams butter
  • 4 tablespoons parmesan, grated
  • 1 thyme stalk
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup dry white wine

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
  • In a flat pot, heat olive oil over medium heat and add salt, black pepper, and sliced garlic. Sauté for about two minutes. Add the Portobello mushrooms and shimeji mushrooms to the pot, and mix well. Cook for 3 minutes, allowing the mushrooms to become tender. Add butter and grated parmesan to the pot, stirring until the butter melts and the cheese blends into a creamy sauce.
  • Incorporate thyme, parsley, and white wine into the mixture, ensuring they are well combined. Add ½ cup of the pasta cooking water for additional flavor. Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the pot. Mix everything together for another 3 minutes, allowing the pasta to absorb the flavors.

MY NOTES

Mushroom Orecchiette recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

Get ready to experience pasta perfection with this fabulous cheesy white wine mushroom orecchiette! This delectable dish features al dente orecchiette pasta enveloped in a creamy, cheese-infused sauce that is simply irresistible. Whether you’re a pasta lover or a mushroom enthusiast, this dish is sure to satisfy your cravings and become a new favorite in your recipe collection.

What kind of mushrooms work best for this recipe?

This recipe typically calls for a combination of mushrooms such as Portobello and brown beech (shimeji) mushrooms. However, you can experiment with different mushroom varieties based on your preference and availability. Cremini, button, or wild mushrooms are excellent alternatives!

What can I serve as a side dish with mushroom orecchiette?

This dish is quite satisfying on its own, but you can complement it with a side salad, garlic bread, or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded meal. The freshness of a green salad or the crunchiness of garlic bread pairs nicely with the creamy pasta.

Can I customize this recipe with additional ingredients?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize this dish by adding ingredients like sautéed onions, garlic, spinach, or even cooked bacon for extra flavor and variety. Adjust the seasonings according to your taste preferences to make it your own.

Can I make this dish vegetarian or vegan?

Yes, you can easily adapt this recipe to suit vegetarian or vegan diets. Simply replace the butter and cheese with plant-based alternatives, like vegan butter and nutritional yeast and ensure the wine you use is vegan friendly.

Cheesy Orecchiette recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

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