Fettuccini with Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

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An easy, 35 minute dinner idea! This Fettuccini with Mushroom Alfredo Sauce is extra creamy and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make. Add a handful of fresh spinach in at the end for extra flavor and a pretty color contrast. Love alfredo? Try our best homemade alfredo sauce

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Fettuccini with Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

Just a few days ago we posted our best ever homemade alfredo sauce. That sauce is the base for a few of our favorite recipes (like this chicken skillet dinner). Today we’re taking the basics of that sauce and turning it into a quick dinner that you can have on the table in less than 35 minutes! If you love mushrooms like my husband does, you’ll fall for this creamy pasta recipe.

Mushroom Pasta

For this fettuccini pasta dish we used baby bella mushrooms. Baby Bella is another name for the cremini mushroom. Baby Bella mushrooms are low in fat, cholesterol free and a great source of vitamins and minerals. When you cook them, they have a meaty flavor which makes them idea for this *almost* vegetarian pasta dish. You’ll need 8 ounces of mushrooms for this recipe. Slice them thinly and throw them in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil before making the alfredo sauce. This will help bring out their flavor.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

After you’ve lightly sautéed the mushrooms, you’ll make a roux with butter and flour, whisking until the mixture is smooth. Then add the cream and chicken broth, stirring until it is smooth. Just as with our homemade alfredo, it is important to use freshly grated Parmesan cheese and mix it in slowly, one small handful at a time, stirring between each addition. This will help your sauce be as smooth as possible!

how to make mushroom alfredo sauce

The last steps are to add in the spinach, then the mushrooms and pasta. Toss it all together and your dinner is ready. If you cook the pasta noodles while you are making the mushroom sauce, this recipe is under well under 35 minutes, making it an easy weeknight dinner!

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Fettuccini with Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

4.80 from 20 votes
An easy, 35 minute dinner idea! This Fettuccini with Mushroom Alfredo Sauce is extra creamy and you'll be surprised at how easy it is to make. Add a handful of fresh spinach in at the end for extra flavor and a pretty color contrast.
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces fettuccine noodles (about half of a 1 pound size box)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms (sliced)
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup fresh spinach chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cook the fettuccine according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook for a few minutes until tender. Remove the mushrooms from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add butter to the skillet and cook over medium-low heat until melted. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. 
  • Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder; stir well.
  • Increase the heat to medium and bring the sauce to a simmer for 1 minute, stirring constantly. 
  • Reduce the heat to low and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in the spinach. Cook over low heat for 1 minute then add the mushrooms and fettuccine. Stir well until all of the pasta is coated with the creamy sauce
  • Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 4 serving, with 1 serving being ¼ of the prepared past with sauce. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 659kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 553mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2115IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 659
Keyword alfredo, mushrooms, pasta

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
4 years ago

I don’t normally like mushrooms but this sounds really good! And I love the addition of spinach as well. Yum!

Kathy
3 years ago

This was delicious! I didn’t have fresh mushrooms, so I used canned. I reserved the mushroom water and used that with the chicken broth. Super yummy mushroom flavor. I also used half and half instead of heavy cream. Only thing i had in the fridge. Came out awesome!!!

Samantha Perry
2 years ago

5 stars
Loved this!! I used coconut milk instead of heavy cream and added a fresh clove of garlic and it was amazing thank you!

Bonnie
2 years ago

5 stars
Came out terrific, I used cremini mushrooms, heavy cream (1 pint) as well as fresh spinach and a can of Cream of mushroom soup along with the chix broth and spices. I made a larger portion hence the bigger volume of ingredients. Came out terrific!!

Leslie
2 years ago

5 stars
This was very better than Olive Gardens! I made crispy parmesan chicken to the dish as a side which is my daughters favorite! I also loved that I knew the ingredients were fresh not frozen (and used organic items and fresh herbs). I added fresh Romano, Asiago and parmesan cheeses as well. Thank you for a great recipe!! 🤗

Karen
2 years ago

5 stars
This was so delicious!! I ate it over mushroom ravioli, my husband ate it over tortellini, and my son ate it over spaghetti. Thumbs up!

Sammie
1 year ago

5 stars
Best alfredo sauce I’ve ever made. I added some baked chicken to the recipe, but I’m sure it would be fine without it. Will definitely make again!

Ariane Soriano
5 months ago

Can i use heavy whipping cream instead of heavy cream?