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Lemony Pasta Alfredo with Roasted Mushrooms

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5 portions 1x
  • Category: pasta
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Sometimes a simple dish made with the finest ingredients is the most satisfying. Lemony Pasta Alfredo is just that, made with Piave Cheese.


Ingredients

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  • 1 pound linguini noodles 
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 C Piave Vecchio Cheese, shredded
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 1/2 C half & half
  • 6 tbsp butter, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • juice from 1 lemon (approximately 1/4 cup)
  • 5-6 basil leaves
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. When done, drain and reserve 1/2 C pasta water.
  2. While pasta is boiling, slice mushrooms 1/4" thick. Place in sauté pan with 3 tbsp butter and sauté until done (about 5 minutes).
  3. In a separate sauce pan, melt remaining butter and add cream and 1/2 & 1/2 along with garlic cloves and warm over medium heat for 5-6 minutes. 
  4. Place pasta noodles in a large bowl and add salt, pepper, reserved pasta water and cheese and then pour warmed liquid over while tossing together with 2 spoons.
  5. Continue until Cheese has all melted and the sauce is thickened.
  6. Top with sautéed mushrooms, lemon juice and garnish with chopped basil.
  7. Serve warm.

Notes

This recipe was made in a whole cheese wheel of Piave Cheese, however we have modified it to be made without the entire wheel. Still just as delicious!

If you can't find Piave cheese, a good substitute is Parmigiano Reggiano.

Keywords: pasta, Alfredo, linguini, fettuccini, cream, cheese, Piave, wheel, mushroom, lemon