An easy, quick, and delicious dish of mushroom pasta and asparagus in a creamy sauce is on the table today.

This recipe is perfect for a cozy dinner, date night, or even a casual potluck with friends. What’s more, it requires only a handful of ingredients and can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes.

Mushroom Pasta

Are you a fan of creamy pasta dishes? Do you relish trying out new recipes that not only taste amazing but are also simple to cook? If yes, then here you go…

Mushroom Pasta Ingredient List:

  • 8 oz pasta (give or take)
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 large mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, chopped
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated parmesan cheese

* This delightful mushroom pasta and asparagus in a creamy sauce recipe serves four. It’s the perfect quantity for a small dinner party or a family dinner. Simply adjust the ingredients if you’re expecting a bigger turnout.


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet or pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic and cook a few minutes until fragrant.

Add sliced mushrooms and chopped asparagus and cook until tender.

Pour in vegetable broth and heavy cream and stir everything until combined. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes.

Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss until everything is coated in the creamy sauce.

Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.

Garnish with fresh parsley or basil.

Serve hot with a side of garlic bread.

Mushroom Pasta FAQs:

What type of pasta?

While there are plenty of pasta options out there, my choice for this dish was linguini. Why, you ask? First of all, linguini is a long, flat pasta that pairs perfectly with mushroom slices. The sauce will cling to the noodles, ensuring your taste buds get a bit of everything in each and every bite.

On the other hand, a pasta that is able to hold onto more of the rich and creamy sauce, while still complementing dish, may be the way to go. Try a fusilli or rotini pasta. Their spiraling shapes are perfect for trapping more of that yummy sauce while also providing some texture to each bite. Plus, the ridges on the pasta really allow the flavors to stick to it, making each forkful more flavorful than the last.

Any way you go, even if it’s just regular spaghetti noodles, you’re sure to love this recipe.

What type of mushrooms work best for this recipe?

Mushrooms can take any dish to the next level, and when it comes to creating a delicious mushroom pasta, choosing the right mushroom is important. Some of the best options to consider are porcini, shiitake, and cremini mushrooms.

  • Porcini mushrooms are on the pricier side, but their meaty texture and bold flavor make them a perfect addition to any pasta dish.
  • Shiitake mushrooms boast a deep, smoky flavor and can add a nice chewiness to pasta.
  • Cremini mushrooms, on the other hand, are less intense but still pack a deliciously earthy punch.

How long to cook the asparagus so it’s tender but not mushy?

The key to cooking asparagus is to make sure that the pieces are cooked through but not overcooked. Generally, this takes about 5-8 minutes, but it ultimately depends on the thickness of your pieces. The best way to check if your asparagus is ready is to use a fork to gently prick the thicker end. If it slides through easily, your asparagus is done.

Mushroom Pasta Recipe Tips:

  • For a protein boost, consider adding diced chicken or shrimp to the sauce.
  • To make it vegetarian, omit the chicken or shrimp from the recipe and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
  • Want a little more heat? Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce.
  • Use freshly grated parmesan cheese for a richer flavor.

Mushroom pasta is an easy, yet sophisticated dish. It’s perfect when you want to impress your guests, whip up a quick dinner, or enjoy a cozy night in.

The dish is super versatile, so you can make it your own by adding your favorite protein or veggies to it.