Mushroom and Chive Pasta


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I don’t think it’s any secret how much I love mushrooms. I’ve made Mushroom Frittatas, and Mushroom Risotto,  and the most delectable Mushroom and Herb Stuffing (which I will absolutely be re-visiting around Thanksgiving time this year). So it comes as no surprise that when I need a super comforting and FAST dinner, it’s all about the mushrooms and the pasta.

This dinner is easily made in about 15 minutes which is pretty perfect considering that it’s officially premier week and I’ve got a lot going on. And by a lot going on, I really mean that I have about 123 shows to watch this week. Terra Nova, Gossip Girl, NCIS, Biggest Loser, The Mentalist, Person of Interest, Real Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy… I mean the list goes on. It’s almost embarrassing to see my DVR at this moment. But whatever, I love my TV. And I love having a big bowl of this pasta while watching it. So pretty much what it boils down to, is that you have to make this. It’s good for your soul. And it’s fast. So if you have a terrible TV addiction like myself, you’ll still have plently of time for all those shows.

Mushroom and Chive Pasta



  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • 1 cup sliced oyster mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced shitake mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped chives
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb pasta


  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp of butter over high heat. Sauté the fresh mushrooms for about 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Stir in the garlic, salt, and pepper, and continue to let cook for 1-2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant and almost golden brown. Set aside over low heat to keep warm.
  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water, according to the package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water and drain the remaining water. Combine the pasta and the reserved pasta water with the mushroom mixture. Add the remaining tbsp of butter, 1/2 cup of chives and season with more salt and pepper if needed. Serve.


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  1. Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    i love that you brought up premiere week – i said something similar last night and was rewarded with endless teasing by my husband. but hey, i’ll take 15-minute meals any day of the week anyway!

  2. Krissy (Make it Naked)

    This looks awesome! I just got back from Portland, Oregon and I’m positive I ate my weight in chanterelles. Can’t get enough of mushrooms lately…or TV.

  3. Bev Weidner

    oooooh girl, I love mushrooms too and this just sent me straight into ORBIT.

  4. Heidi / foodiecrush

    Not much could make Real Housewives of BH much better. But I think this pasta just did.

  5. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids

    I love mushrooms, too. And, I know that I will love this pasta. Cannot wait to try it.

  6. Megan (Braise The Roof)

    You had me at shells. I think it’s hands-down the best pasta shape out there. And it looks so pretty with the mushrooms!

  7. Kimiko (Beachside Baker)

    I have a TV addiction too! I’m recording more TV shows than I have time to watch! I’ll have to save this recipe for a night when my boyfriend is working late…he’s more of a meat eater, and doesn’t like to eat a lot of carbs. I, on the other hand, am a carb addict. I love pasta dishes and could care less about what I eat, as long as it tastes good and isn’t terribly unhealthy like fast food, so I will be bookmarking this recipe for sure!

  8. JulieD

    Love this and love the simplicity of it and the flavors. Adding it to my list for when I’m making dinner for just me. 🙂

  9. Brooke

    This is one of those pasta dishes that’s easy to make but stop you in your tracks beautiful. You can’t help but admire it. Thanks for giving me a get-out-of-jail-free card on the TV addiction! Good to know I’m not alone!

  10. Becki’s Whole Life

    I love mushrooms, too (and so does my 7 year old.) But I really love them with garlic and butter like this…to die for. This pasta dish sounds wonderful. I have chives in my herb garden that I like to use up so this would be a huge hit!

  11. Lindsay (Young Married Mom)

    Yum. Now I know what we’re having for dinner tonight! Thank you 🙂

  12. Lucy Lean

    My dirty secret – I’m loving X Factor – and I watched the opening episode of Charlies Angels – love the simplicity of this dish.

  13. Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily

    I love mushrooms to bits too! Who needs meat when ya got all those different shrooms? I especially like them in pasta, I think maybe I will add some red wine to this. 😉

  14. Allison [Girl’s Guide to Social Media]

    This dish looks so comforting and good!

  15. aida mollenkamp

    Gorgeous shot, Gaby! It makes me want to run over to your place to see if you have any leftovers on hand!

  16. Anthony Valentine

    Yum yum! Very delicious dish you’ve got here Gaby! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Cookin’ Canuck

    Oh my goodness, does that every sound good! I love the simplicity of this recipe – it really lets those mushrooms shine.

  18. Susan

    I just love this recipe. It’s so easy to make and it just tastes delicious.

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