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Garlic Butter Mushroom Pasta

Garlic Butter Mushroom Pasta is a simple pasta dish that makes for a flavorful weeknight dinner!  Spaghetti noodles combine with sauteed mushrooms in a decadent butter garlic sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Nichole

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces Pasta
  • 12 Ounces Sliced Mushrooms
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Divided
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Grated or Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Parsley for Serving, Optional

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package directions.  When the pasta is finished cooking, reserve about 1/4 cup of the pasta water, then drain the rest.
  • While the pasta is cooking, melt TWO TABLESPOONS of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for 4-5 minutes until they have started to turn golden brown.  
  • Add the minced garlic to the pan along with the salt and pepper.  Cook and stir constantly for one more minute.
  • Turn the heat to low and add the remaining two tablespoons of butter, the pasta, reserved pasta water, and parmesan cheese.  Toss with tongs to coat.
  • Taste the pasta and season more to taste if necessary.  Serve immediately.

Notes

NOTE:  Any kind of mushrooms you like will work for this recipe.  We like baby portobello mushrooms best.