Garlic Mushroom Pasta Recipe

This meatless Garlic Mushroom Pasta with butter and Parmesan sauce takes only 30 minutes to make.  Sliced mushrooms and minced garlic are cooked in olive oil and butter and then tossed with cooked fettuccine pasta and shredded Parmesan cheese.   

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 515 kcal
Author Julia


  • 16 oz mushrooms , sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 16 oz fettuccine (for gluten free pasta, use brown rice fettuccine)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt , at least
  • 1 1/2 cups Parmesan , shredded
  • 3 green onions , chopped


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add sliced mushrooms and minced garlic. Sprinkle with about 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Cook for about 2 minutes, constantly stirring, until mushrooms are soft. Taste and add more salt, if needed. Remove from heat.
  2. Cook pasta according to the package instructions.  Rinse and drain.  Note about gluten free pasta: If using gluten free pasta, rinse it in cold water and drain to prevent it from getting mushy.

  3. Add pasta to the mushrooms along with 4 tablespoons of butter. Add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Gently reheat until butter melts and pasta is very warm. Add grated Parmesan cheese, continue to reheat pasta, stirring until cheese melts.
  4. Definitely add more salt than what I indicate here (I am being conservative) to suite your taste – adding just enough salt (not too much but not too little either) allows all the flavors to blend together: mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and butter.
  5. Serve mushroom pasta topped with chopped green onions.

  6. Note: if available, use truffle salt - it goes great with this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Mushroom Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 515 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 650mg 27%
Potassium 476mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 11.9%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 33.7%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.