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Date Night Mushroom Fettuccine

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Date Night Mushroom Fettuccine – elegant and luscious and FIVE INGREDIENT EASY.

This recipe is sponsored by Land O’Lakes

Where my mushroom lovers at?! I know you’re here and I know you’re ready for this romantically heavy fork-twist of creamy mushroom fettuccine.

This creamy mushroom fettuccine is winter food at its most delushious. Like, if there was ever a reason to be a little less sad that it’s still winter and you’re going to stay in yet again for a date night, this would be it. Silky smooth noodles coated in just the right amount of luxurious sauce, speckled with garlic-buttery pan-roasted mushrooms. Oh yes we did. Bring it in. Group hug.

Here’s how this is going down.

First: We garlic-butter the pan – and how much do you love the term garlic-butter as a verb? A little garlic, a little butter, preferably Land O Lakes® salted, sweet cream butter. Because, some butter just tastes better, you know?

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Second: We throw in the mushrooms, and our garlic butter mushrooms become a creamy sauce. Add a little cream, add the rest of the butter (again, high quality, good-tasting cream and butter go a long way here which is why we are using Land O Lakes® for both). Now just stand there and watch, mesmerized, as it melts together. Very important step. Season with salt and pepper, and that’s literally all there is to it.

Mushrooms, butter, and heavy cream in pan on stove.

Finally: We toss our creamy sauce in with the hot fettuccine. A handful of finely grated Parmesan here and a little bit of reserved pasta water there are going to help the consistency get just right. As in: creamy, but not gloppy; luscious, but not overwhelming.

At this point I recommend just grabbing your tongs and tossing it all around again and again and again and watching with pure delight as it all comes together. It’s hot, steamy, and SO GOOD. Honestly, this is mega date night material.

Mushroom Fettuccine in pan bring served with tongs.

Finishing touches: Parsley (always! need that green) and a dusting of fresh cracked black pepper.

If you want to be especially fancy – it is date night, after all – you can add a drizzle of truffle oil (!!) to the pasta. Just a tablespoon or two will do the trick.

And suddenly you’re working with restaurant-level deliciousness in a matter of 30 minutes or less. Recommended eating scenarios include as a side for some nice pan-seared chicken or steak, as its own thing with a green salad to fill out the plate, or literally straight out of the pan as you stand in the kitchen in your sweats. I mean, I don’t want to make assumptions about your date nights, but I am Team Fettuccine in Sweats for life.

Mushroom Fettuccine on plate with fork.
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Mushroom fettuccine on plate with fork.

Date Night Mushroom Fettuccine

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Date Night Mushroom Fettuccine – elegant and luscious and FIVE INGREDIENT EASY.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, divided
  • 2 cloves fresh minced garlic, or a pinch of garlic salt
  • 16 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms (more if you love mushrooms!)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • parsley for topping


  1. Clean the mushrooms. Add the garlic and mushrooms to a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of the butter. Sauté until the mushrooms are soft with deep brown color – 10-15 minutes. Add the cream and the rest of the butter. Simmer over low heat.
  2. Cook the fettuccine in a large pot according to package directions. Drain, reserving a little bit of the water, and return to pan.
  3. Add mushroom sauce to the hot fettuccine in the pan. Toss with tongs to mix. Add Parmesan and up to 1 cup of reserved pasta water as needed to get the consistency right. Season with salt and pepper. And now stand at the stove and eat it straight out the pan. So good.


If you forget to reserve your pasta water, just use regular water. The longer you let the fettuccine sit, the more water it might require to keep it creamy. A drizzle of truffle oil to finish will take it to the next level!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: mushroom fettuccine, creamy fettuccine, fettuccine dinner

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    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      This is so easy and so so tasty! On the favourites list! I serve it with Italian breaded chicken (breadcrumbs, parmesan and Italian herbs). Yum!

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    I am definitely one of your mushroom peeps. There isn’t a mushroom I haven’t liked. Homemade fettuccine is so much better than store-bought. I’m saving this for this weekend. Can’t wait!

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      I surely agree with you on homemade Fettucine. I grew up in Brooklyn and ate real good Italian food. Everything freshly made from scratch. If it wasn’t from Lenny and John’s pizzeria in Flatbush, it was King John’s pizzeria on Flatbush Avenue or Roccos’s on Albany Avenue and Avenue J in Brooklyn. Thanks for bringing back memories. 🙂

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        Mandy Reeves

        Has anyone tried to substitute the heavy whipping cream with evaporated milk? Would that work? Just wondering since I don’t have heavy whipping cream in the fridge. This recipe looks so yummy!

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    Peggy Z

    Oh my! What could be wrong with butter, mushrooms and garlic?! Little cremini mushrooms floating in golden deliciousness. Definitely putting on my Saturday night menu. My sweetheart is going to love it.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I have followed your blog for some time and been inspired by many of the recipes, there’s usually a twist that make them interesting. However, on this occasion and this is a first for me I found the recipe dare I say it a little tired and conventional and not up to your usual scintillating and mouth watering ones.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      This maybe isn’t technically a ‘twist,’ but here’s what sets it apart from most recipes on this blog – a stick of butter and a cup of heavy cream! Hence, date night! Cuz you splurge! I made it tonight and it’s silky and yummy!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Mushrooms YES YES! I’m a huge fan of mushrooms because they provide a “meatiness” without any actual meat. Plus, they go perfectly with pasta!

    I love how easy this recipe is! With date night, you definitely don’t want to follow anything too complicated. This is perfect and the pictures are mouthwatering! I don’t eat dairy too often, but I would definitely make an exception for this!

    I’m a gluten-free blogger, so I’ll be trying this with gluten-free fettuccine. Can’t wait! Thanks for sharing, Lindsay.

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Unlike the other commenter, I actually appreciate seeing simple recipes with no “twists” (I view twists as gimmicky, both in books and in cooking) on the food blogs I follow. Honestly, I hope for as much “oh, I haven’t had that in ages! Now I want some!” type inspiration as “oh, that’s new and sounds good!”

    Moral: Can’t please all the people all the time, aye?

    And I’m totally going to pick up the things to make mushroom fettuccine when I hit up the grocery store tomorrow. Thanks for the great post!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I agree. Some “twists” are fun and delicious, and some are unnecessary. I love traditional comfort food recipes like this one.

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      Quick follow-up for those who, like me, live alone and are concerned about leftovers – this is still absolutely outstanding after a day in the fridge. I stored the sauce in portion containers for reheating, then cooked the amount of pasta I wanted to put the sauce over. Definitely going in my repeat recipe tin =)

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      Hmmm…I appreciate the frank (and civil) comments when they have actually made the recipe. Not everyone has to gush.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Ok, as much as I love mushrooms and all things with truffle sauce, I feel intimidated by using truffle oil. Anyone have any good suggestions for specific brands? And white vs. black? Will definitely keep this recipe on my fancy but easy list.

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    Mushrooms are really good for men because they help to naturally raise Testosterone and improve long term male health. I love Italian food because I grew up around everyone and ate food from different cultures. And you’re making me hungry by the look of this photo! 😛

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I am a huge fan of mushrooms, so this fettuccine is a must try! love how easy it is to make this recipe, and as always, love your images

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks fabulous! Can’t wait to make it!! By chance do you know the per serving nutritional amount to fiber and saturated fat?

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    Lindsay ODell

    Love this. Easy. Simple. Friday night perfect. It was kind of a tough teaching week, finally got a quiet evening and so appreciated this. I know you get this! I also sometimes appreciate a no frills, just do it and pour a glass of wine and unwind Friday vibes kind of deal. Just like teaching no need to “reinvent the wheel” Thank you!

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    I’ve made this recipe twice now, and my husband has requested this go into our regular rotation. I’m not a huge mushroom fan, but I really enjoyed this dish.