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Easy, Creamy, Vegetarian Mushroom Pasta Recipe

By: Andrea Alden

With the fall and winter weather upon us, I felt the need for an easy, creamy, and comforting dish. This Vegetarian Mushroom Pasta recipe ticks all of the boxes for me and provides a meal that the whole family can eat. A hearty mix of mushrooms, grilled to perfection, provide the oomph to this dish. Their grilled and smoky flavor, an earthy counterpoint to the bright and flavorful, creamy brandy sauce. Served amid a nest of perfectly prepared pasta, this meal will make it onto your top ten dinners for sure.

Prep Time
10 Min
Cook Time
25 Min
Yield
4
Difficulty
Easy

Easy, Creamy, Vegetarian Mushroom Pasta Recipe

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Ingredients

Directions

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Ingredients
  • ½ to 1 package (450 g) of pasta*
  • 7 ½ cups (680 g) mixed mushrooms, sliced into uniform shapes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 can (156 ml/155 g) tomato paste
  • 1 cup (250 ml) brandy
  • 1 cup (250 ml) cream
  • 1 cup (90 g) real parmesan, grated
  • Fresh herbs, salt, and pepper to taste

*Select your favorite long noodle: spaghetti, fettuccine, bucatini, etc.

Directions
  1. Preheat the barbecue to 400°F (205°C) and place your favorite grill topper onto the barbecue to heat. We suggest our Stainless Steel Wok Topper, or Drop-in Roasting Pan.
  2. Prepare the mushrooms by wiping them with a damp cloth and gently brushing any dirt off. Slice the onion into halves or quarters. If you don’t have a topper to wrangle the mushrooms, you can keep them whole and skewer them instead.  Chop the onion as well. Toss the mushrooms and onion with 1 tbsp. of the oil, place them into the topper to cook. Swipe the onion through any remaining oil in the bowl and grill them over direct heat. Season both to taste with salt and pepper. Close the lid and cook for 5 to 7 minutes before turning. 
  3. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until it’s just a little less than done. While waiting for the pasta, grate the cheese, chop any fresh herbs and grate the garlic. As soon as the pasta is ready, before you drain the pasta, reserve a couple of cups of the pasta water. 
  4. In a wide, heavy-bottomed, pan or wok, over medium-low heat, heat the remaining oil, fry the garlic, cooking for a minute. Then add the tomato paste. Cook the tomato until it deepens in color before adding the brandy. Cook the brandy until the alcohol has burned off, then add the cream, heating to a simmer and cooking until the sauce has thickened and reduced. 
  5. Add the mushrooms to the sauce, then the pasta, tossing to combine and bring back up to a light simmer. Loosen the sauce with a little of the pasta water until everything is saucy and coated. Remove the meal from the heat and toss in 2/3 of the cheese and any fresh herbs you wish. Serve immediately topped with extra cheese and fresh herbs. 

This easy mushroom pasta recipe is creamy and vegetarian. Whether it’s for a fancy meal or a quick weeknight bite, it’s easy to see why making creamy mushroom pasta is a great go-to. What’s your favorite sauce to go with noodles?  Share your barbecue pasta recipes, ideas, and photos on our social pages like Facebook and TikTok, using the hashtags #NapoleonEats and #NapoleonGrill.

Happy Grilling!

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Grill the onions and mushrooms

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Make the sauce while the mushrooms and onion are cooking

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Add the mushrooms and onions

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Add the pasta, loosen with extra pasta water as needed

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Remove from the heat once simmering and stir in 2/3 of the cheese

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Serve topped with remaining cheese and fresh herbs

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Super creamy and flavorful

AndreaAlden
Andrea Alden

I used to be the Sultana of Sizzle, but you can call me Andrea. I have always been passionate about food. Even though I was majoring in Art and Graphic Design, I would frequently be found cooking for my friends and family.

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Grill the onions and mushrooms

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Make the sauce while the mushrooms and onion are cooking

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Add the mushrooms and onions

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Add the pasta, loosen with extra pasta water as needed

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Remove from the heat once simmering and stir in 2/3 of the cheese

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Serve topped with remaining cheese and fresh herbs

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Super creamy and flavorful