Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mushroom Gruyere Pasta

Preston and Noah hate mushrooms.  I happen to L-O-V-E, love mushrooms and so I get to eat the extras that sit on the side of their plates after their pasta is gone.  (Shockingly, Stella loved the mushrooms too!)  The combination of caramelized onions, mushrooms and gruyere cheese in this pasta is so perfect and delicious.

Mushroom Gruyere Pasta

1 pound uncooked Farfalle
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
16 ounces Cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
Freshly grated nutmeg to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain.

Heat butter and olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add chopped onions to pan and season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Cook onions until golden and caramelized.  Remove onions from pan and set aside.  Melt remaining tablespoon of butter in empty pan.  Add mushrooms, thyme, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper.  Cook mushrooms until liquid evaporates and mushrooms are tender, about 12 minutes.  Add chicken broth; cook 2 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally.  To the mushroom mixture, add the cooked pasta, whipping cream, Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, nutmeg and parsley.  Toss gently to coat, allowing enough time for the cheese to melt.  Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.  Serve immediately.

*I didn't use entire box of pasta (maybe 3/4 of the box)

Recipe adapted from


  1. Saw this on Food Gawker. . had to let you know that this pasta is absolutely beautiful!!! I love Farfalle. . so pretty!

  2. I found you via The Kitchn and I was so happy to find something to make using up my mushrooms and gruyere. Looks deelish! Thanks! :)

  3. YIKES! this sounds delish!! but is just tooooooooooo fattening!!!!!

  4. Looks terrific. Anonymous needs to relax, or just eat a small portion. ;)

  5. This was delicious! I used only 2 cups of pasta and only 1/4 cup of whipping cream. Next time I'll add some spinach or broccoli to up the nutritional value. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  6. Breanna,

    I enjoyed this tremendously. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    Sherry in Union, KY

  7. Made this and it may be my new favorite pasta!!! Memphis, TN. Thanks!

    1. I am so glad you liked it! It is definitely one of my favorites!

  8. just made this for dinner today, omg so good! i will definitely be making this again and again!

  9. I'm so glad you liked it! It's hard to go wrong with mushrooms, caramelized onions, cheese, and cream!:)

  10. I love this recipe soo much!! I made it a few weeks ago and am making it tonight again because it was so amazingly good! Thank you for this recipe!!

  11. I always feel so happy when someone enjoys a meal (in this case, mushroom gruyere pasta)as much as I do! Thanks for your comment!

  12. Made this last night for my mom and I, we both loved it: my mom even went back for seconds!

  13. I made this last night and HOLY SMOKES was it good. I used half and half instead of the cream, and cut back on the pasta. I even had the leftovers for breakfast this morning :/ I agree with a previous post - adding some spinach would be good. Thanks - can't wait to try more of your recipes!

  14. Oh my gosh. Made this for dinner tonight. It is SO delicious! My new favorite pasta to make!

  15. Made this tonight with leftover gruyere cheese someone brot me from swiss. Quite a foolproof recipe. And sooo good. Omg!! Just please be inform that this recipe serve 5 people!