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Pappardelle with Garlic Mushrooms

Vegetarian Pappardelle With Garlic Mushrooms

Image: Lisa Holmen

This is one of my favourite meals in my easy dinner rotation. For a richer flavour, you can add cream but it is equally delicious without. Just save some of the pasta cooking water to toss with the pappardelle and mushrooms at the end to give it a more ‘saucy’ consistency.

Serves: 4




  • 400g pappardelle pasta
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 400g mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt & pepper, to season
  • 300mL cooking cream
  • Handful flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup of parmesan cheese, shaved
  1. In a large saucepan of salted boiling water, cook the pappardelle until al dente or according to packet instructions.
  2. In the meantime, heat the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min until fragrant.
  3. Add the mushrooms, season and cook for another five mins until mushrooms are tender and slightly golden.
  4. Lower heat, add the cream and season to taste then cook for 1–2 mins until sauce has slightly thickened.
  5. Pour mushroom sauce over pasta and sprinkle with parsley and parmesan cheese.


Lisa Holmen

Lisa Holmen is a food and travel writer, recipe developer and photographer. Her blog, Lisa Eats World, is one of the leading food and travel blogs in Australia, featuring healthy recipes, restaurant reviews and food-inspired travel guides. Lisa divides her time between the bustle of Melbourne and her new home on the Mornington Peninsula where she loves meeting local producers, visiting wineries, soaking up the coastal lifestyle and adopting a “slower” approach to living.
An advocate of sustainable and ethical foods, Lisa is particularly passionate about healthy, organic and wholesome foods and cooking from scratch. She believes in simplicity in the kitchen and loves trying new recipes, drawing inspiration from her travel adventures and her heritage. Although she’s not a vegetarian, Lisa has an appreciation for plant-based cooking and wholefoods and tries to cook vegetarian at home wherever possible.