La Dolce Vita: Linguine with Luxurious Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Indulge in the romantic flavors of Italy with Linguine bathed in a velvety mushroom sauce. Earthy mushrooms combine with a silky cream sauce, gently enveloping each strand of pasta. This dish is a symphony of textures and flavors, transporting you to a rustic Italian countryside with every bite.

Photo of a plate filled with Linguine with Creamy Mushroom Sauce, showcasing perfectly cooked linguine strands coated in a velvety mushroom cream sauce, adorned with grated parmesan and fresh parsley, set against an Italian dining backdrop.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

Yields: 4 servings
Ideal Serving Size: A generous portion ensuring a mix of linguine and creamy mushroom sauce.

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 480 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 15g
  • Fats: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Sodium: 520mg
  • Fiber: 3g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Linguine pasta: 400 grams
  • Olive oil: 20ml
  • Garlic (minced): 10 grams
  • Mixed mushrooms (sliced): 300 grams
  • Heavy cream: 250ml
  • Parmesan cheese (grated): 100 grams
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 3 grams
  • Fresh parsley (chopped): 20 grams for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Cook the linguine according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they release their juices and turn golden brown.
  4. Pour in the heavy cream and bring to a gentle simmer.
  5. Stir in the grated parmesan cheese, allowing it to melt into the sauce.
  6. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  7. Add the cooked linguine to the skillet, tossing it in the creamy mushroom sauce to ensure each strand is well-coated.
  8. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.
  9. Serve hot, ideally with a side of garlic bread or a green salad.
Photo of a dining table setup: a plate with a serving of Linguine with Creamy Mushroom Sauce, a basket of garlic bread, a bowl of fresh green salad, and a glass of white wine, capturing the essence of an Italian feast.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • A splash of white wine can add depth to the mushroom sauce.
  • Use a mix of wild mushrooms for a richer flavor profile.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use other types of pasta? Yes, fettuccine or tagliatelle would also work well with this sauce.
  • How do I store leftovers? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently to preserve the sauce's creaminess.