Ideal for special occasions and Meatless Mondays alike, this easy Creamy Brown Butter Mushroom Pasta is a great way to weasel into someone's heart! A pound of mushrooms, butter, cream, and Parm come together to make your favorite pasta even tastier!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword mushroom pasta
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 20minutes
8ouncespastapappardelle, tagliatelle, fettuccine, or spaghetti
Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, reserving ¼ cup pasta water.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a large, non-stick skillet over low heat until the butter starts to foam. Turn heat up to medium and add the mushrooms and a pinch of salt, stirring frequently for 5-6 minutes until they begin to cook down. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.
Add the drained pasta to the skillet with the mushrooms, stirring to break up any clumps. Stir in heavy cream and lemon juice, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Add Parmesan, thyme, and enough pasta water to keep the sauce from clumping. Remove from heat, tossing the pasta gently to coat. Serve with extra Parmesan and a sprinkle of fresh thyme, if desired.
Feel free to add sliced grilled chicken or steak to this for a heartier meal!