This pasta was inspired by Gusto 101 (Mafalde AI Funghi)..irresistible! Gusto 101 is one of my favorite restaurants in Toronto. Their food is comfort food.so you can see why I wanted to try the pasta. Not the same but close enough! It is such a simple meal yet absolutely delicious. I’ve made it for the kids twice in one week..there's something to be said about that! It’s that easy to make. Now I know you’ve all heard me say this before but either I’m getting better at cooking or it really is easy peezy. My love of pasta and mushrooms enhanced my desire to try this recipe and I’m so glad I did! This is a must for your family dinner…it took me 30 minutes to make this and cooking the pasta probably took the longest! I used Garofalo Mafalda pasta but realistically you can use any pasta. I looked in stores for the mafalda pasta but found it on amazon...link below.
It really is very simple pasta to make but aroma and flavors melt in your mouth.
MAFALDA PASTA – 350G ( 12oz) ( I used Garofalo but you can use any pasta)
4 oz package of Portobello mushrooms - sliced
4 oz package of Cremini mushrooms – sliced
250ml half and half cream
½ to 1 cup freshly grated parmigiana cheese.
1 tbsp. Olive oil https://amzn.to/3hhFJp4
1 tbsp. truffle oil https://amzn.to/3fckUc1
3 tbsp. butter
1 large onion – diced
1 tbsp. minced garlic
2 tbsp, fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. dried parsley https://amzn.to/3y1puCj
1 tbsp. dried thyme https://amzn.to/3fn9DWr
1 tbsp, dried oregano https://amzn.to/3tzWq1p
1 tbsp. dried rosemary https://amzn.to/3tzWq1p
½ cup fresh parsley- finely chopped
1 tsp. red chili flakes (optional)
Salt and pepper
Fresh basil to garnish
You need to time this so that the past is ready at the same time as the mixture
Cook the pasta as per package instructions
Saute the onion in oil for about 5 minutes
Add the mushrooms, garlic and butter saute for about 7 minutes
Add in parsley, thyme, oregano, rosemary and mix well ( at this time..it should be aromatic)
Add in cream - stir well
Add in the lemon juice slowly
Once everything is mixed well, add the pasta, parmigiana and fresh parsley and red chili flakes
Toss and serve (garnish with basil and more cheese)
Add more cheese, hot peppers and truffle oil..and of course...a nice glass of wine!