Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Mushroom Pappardelle

A delicious vegetarian meal prepped for £2 a head.

Serves: 4

Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking:15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Difficulty: easy



Recipe for 2
200g fresh or dried pappardelle pasta or tagliatelle/spaghetti/linguine if you prefer
200g mixed mushrooms
1 small onion finely chopped
1 garlic clove crushed
30g dried porcini
2 tbsp creme fraiche
1/2 lemon
2-3 tbsp grated Pecorino (or Parmesan)
Greek basil (or thyme works well)

Soak the porcini in 100ml boiling water. Take out the porcini with a fork reserving the porcini stock. Sweat the onion and garlic in a lug of olive oil. After 5 mins add the porcini. Add the porcini stock, season well. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Add the fresh mixed mushrooms to the pan – you don’t want to overcook them so don’t throw them in until the pasta is nearly done. Cook the mushroom mixture for 3 minutes before adding a small amount of the pasta water (50ml), the creme fraiche and a squeeze of lemon (1 tbsp). Stir in the cooked pasta, 1 tbsp grated Pecorino and some fresh herbs. We used Greek Basil and it worked beautifully. Serve immediately with more grated Pecorino.

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