Fettuccine with Wild Mushrooms

Looking for a classic Italian cuisine dinner? Then check out this pasta made with mushroom sauce – ready in an hour.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup hot water
1
package (about 1 oz) dried porcini or cèpe mushrooms
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1/2
teaspoon salt
8
oz uncooked fettuccine
Coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 In small bowl, pour water over mushrooms. Let stand 30 minutes; drain.* Coarsely chop mushrooms. Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package; keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook mushrooms, onion and garlic in oil, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Stir in whipping cream and salt. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
  • 3 Return fettuccine to saucepan. Pour sauce over fettuccine; toss until fettuccine is well coated. Serve with pepper.

Expert Tips

If desired, strain the mushroom soaking liquid and use in soups, stews or gravies.

While pasta is cooking, fill the serving bowl with hot water and let it stand to warm up the bowl. Pour the water out just before adding pasta. Or put the pasta bowl and individual serving bowls or plates into a clean dishwasher and select the drying cycle to keep them toasty warm.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.