Creamy tagliatelle with fresh porcini mushrooms

Creamy tagliatelle with fresh porcini mushrooms

By 19/10/2012

Whenever I go to the Italian Alps I always have tagliatelle with mushrooms. In my opinion this is their signature dish.

They have the tastiest wild mushrooms and the freshest cream and butter you could ever find. This is because the milk comes from cows who have eaten grass from the pastures.

My preference is always towards the use of olive oil. I rarely use cream in my cooking but on this occasion the story is different. The taste of fresh mushrooms combines beautifully with the milkiness of the cream.  I let the mushrooms cook in the cream until it evaporates a little and reduces. I don't like the pasta to swim in cream, which should just make the tagliatelle moist and a little richer than oil would be.

This is an easy and quick meal you can prepare in the evening when you come back from work: easy peasy with lots of flavour packed into it. And hey, think of the green valleys in the Alps when you enjoy it 🙂


  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes



Clean, wash and slice the mushrooms.

Fry the garlic for a minute with 2 tbsp of olive oil.

Add the mushrooms and cook them for a couple of minutes. Add the wine and let it evaporate.

Add salt and pepper, parsley and the cream and cook on a low heat, top off, for 20 minutes until the cream has reduced a little.

Cook the pasta al dente then drain and put it with the sauce. Turn the heat on and stir in the pasta  for a couple of minutes to allow the sauce to be absorbed well.

Serve sprinkled with Parmesan.

creamy porcini tagliatelle

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12 Responses to Creamy tagliatelle with fresh porcini mushrooms

  1. claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine

    You need to move closer! oh my this is wonderfully presented and you already know I Love love love mushrooms I need some it’s 8am in the morning here!

  2. la cucina di Molly

    Che meraviglia, è un piatto che adoro, e poi con quella tagliatella è stupendo! Ciao e buon fine settimana!

  3. canelakitchengloria

    really really delicious I love tagliatelli

  4. Catherine

    Dear Alida, A beautiful dish. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  5. My Italian SmörgåsbordM

    this is simply one of my favorite dishes ever and thank you so much for posting on it, just looking at the pictures my mouth is watering. was going to do it yesterday with chantarelles but I ended up using them all for a soup (which I will maybe post). can’t wait to buy more mushrooms! and… awe… the Alps…

  6. All That I'm Eating

    One of my favourite meals. I could just dig my fork in through the screen now!

  7. Balvinder

    My daughter loves all types of mushroom and I always look for recipes of pasta those have mushrooms in them. This is delicious.
    Alida, I need to ask you something ,Can you send me your email ID, you can get my email ID from my blog.

  8. LinsFood

    Just my kind of pasta dish and tagliatelle has got to be my favourite type/shape, don’t know why, it just is! Have you changed your blog look since I last visited? Gosh, it must have been a while!

  9. Choclette

    Ooh I love mushrooms and you are so right, they go exceedingly well with cream, or rather cream goes exceedingly well with mushrooms. I’ve been to the Italian side of the Swiss Alps, but I’ve never yet been to Italy – one day that will have to change!

  10. Jeanette

    Love this! What a simple, elegant and flavorful way to prepare tagliatelle. Will definitely be making this dish when I can get the fresh mushrooms;)

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