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Tagliatelle with mushrooms

Tagliatelle ai funghi (tagliatelle with mushrooms) is a common pasta dish in certain areas of Italy because of the abundance of mushrooms. Its simplicity makes it an easy dish to prepare but you'd never guess you didn't spend all day in the kitchen based on the flavors.

Tagliatelle with chanterelle mushrooms recipe

Serves 4


  • 12 ounces tagliatelle (or similar flat pasta, like fettuccine)
  • 8 ounces chanterelle mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 ounces white wine
  • Handful of parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Rinse mushrooms under the faucet then soak in water for 30 minutes. Drain and discard water.
  2. Boil water for pasta. When it boils, add salt to the water, then add tagliatelle and cook according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, add a drizzle of olive oil to a pan and saute garlic in a over medium-high heat. When garlic starts to color, add mushrooms and toss to coat. When the liquid from the mushrooms is starting to evaporate, about 10 minutes, pour in wine. Let alcohol evaporate for about 5 minutes then season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. When pan is starting to get dry, reduce heat to low. Cook for another 5 minutes, then sprinkle with parsley. Turn off heat.
  5. Mix cooked tagliatelle with the mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with grated cheese before serving.

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Comments on "Tagliatelle with chanterelle mushrooms"

Food Editor January 14, 2013 | 3:16 PM

@Yvonne - The mushrooms are fresh but because chanterelles can have a lot of soil and even insects in them, they sometimes need to be soaked. If your mushrooms are fairly clean, just brushing them or quickly rinsing them with water is fine. We recommend soaking them if they are very dirty and draining very well prior to cooking.

Yvonne January 12, 2013 | 12:49 PM

So silly question....the mushrooms are dried or fresh? They looked fresh but I never soaked fresh before.

H January 09, 2013 | 7:08 PM

This sounds great. Bet it would work with other mushrooms too. Would have to have a side of meatballs or sausage for the carnivore though lol.

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