Mushroom Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients

  • 375g packet dried fettuccine pasta
  • 40g butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 250ml (1 cup) thickened cream
  • 100 gms (1/3 cup) mascarpone, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesan to season
  • Mushroom chopped, 2 cups
  • ½ large, 1 medium (full) Onion, finely chopped

Method

  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain.
  2. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and nutmeg and cook, stirring, until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the cream and mascarpone, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly (do not boil). Stir in the shredded parmesan. Remove from heat.
  4. Fry Onions in little Olive Oil. Once fried, add mushrooms & cook well.
  5. Add the pasta and gently toss until combined. Taste and season with pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with shaved parmesan. Serve immediately.
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