Mushroom and Leek Alfredo Pasta – Pasta is my Lifelong Friend

Happy world pasta day people!

To me, there is nothing more comforting than a bowl full of pasta. But not just any pasta… creamy, cheesy pasta, preferably with mushrooms. Simple, delicious, comforting… mmm…

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Mushroom and Leek Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients

  • 500g spaghetti or fettuccini
  • 300ml heavy cream
  • 30g butter
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 leek (white and light green part only, halved and thinly sliced)
  • 200g swiss brown mushrooms (thickly sliced)
  • 50g to 100g parmesan cheese (grated)
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water until al dente and then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and nutmeg and stir until fragrant.
  3. Add the leeks and cook for 5 minutes, or until they begin to soften. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cream and being to a simmer, but do not allow to come to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  5. Add the parmesan cheese and stir to melt and combine. Remove from heat.
  6. Add the cooked pasta to the alfredo sauce and toss gently until combined.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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About Food Daydreaming

I follow new recipes perfectly the first couple of times and then I pull them apart and put them back together my way. My biggest pet peeve is when I follow a recipe to a tee and then it doesn't turn out the way it should... I end up growling in my kitchen and that's just not right ;)

5 responses to “Mushroom and Leek Alfredo Pasta – Pasta is my Lifelong Friend

  1. So glad I’m not the only one that uses nutmeg with mushrooms. Love that combination at this time of year. And can’t get enough of leeks right now. So tasty. Might just have to do another risotto over the weekend!

    • Nutmeg is essential when mushrooms are mixed with cream! Mmm, this sauce would make a great base for a risotto, oh oh, roast the leek and it will be magical goodness! Let me know what you end up making 🙂

  2. This is one of my all time favorite meals! Yum!

  3. Beautiful! Oh, and yum!!

  4. Lovely, must try this. If you love pasta dishes check our Creamy Leek and Veggie Pasta…we use nut meg too!

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