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A simple & easy Mushroom and truffle pasta recipe

truffle pasta

A rich truffle pasta can be pieced together with a few basic ingredients combined with truffle oil to add a unique natural flavour.

This dish combines the flavours of truffles with mushrooms and bacon to provide an aromatic experience that is guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds.

This recipe encourages you to branch a little outside your comfort zone by trying mushrooms outside the portabello range (if you prefer portabellos feel free to swap them in) by using oyster and lion’s main mushrooms.

This recipe provides two servings as well as a little extra truffle pasta for the lunch box the next day. After placing this dish in the work microwave I had everyone asking what that delicious smell was. It’s surprising how a little truffle oil goes a long way.


Sourcing local truffle oils and mushrooms

The idea for this recipe piqued my interest while strolling through the Daylesford markets in Victoria.

The Daylesford area is known for its cooler climatic conditions which makes for perfect truffle and mushroom growing conditions.

Towards the end of winter, fresh mushrooms were in abundance and I couldn’t help but buy a mushroom medley pack of oyster and lion’s mane mushrooms. One variety in particular caught my eye, the yellow oyster mushrooms.


Combining yellow oyster mushrooms with truffle pasta

The rich vibrant colours and fruity aroma allows the yellow oyster mushroom flavours to pair perfectly with the truffle pasta.

In my mind, I picture the lion’s mane mushrooms grating nicely into a parmesan cheese-like texture. Let’s just say that didn’t exactly go to plan as you will see later in the recipe.

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truffle pasta

A simple & easy Mushroom and truffle pasta recipe


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Description

This truffle pasta embraces the rich aromas of the truffle oil while combining the fruity and subtle nutty flavours of the yellow oyster and lion’s mane mushrooms. This combination is guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 3 strips of bacon
  • 5 yellow oyster mushrooms
  • 2 pieces of lion’s mane mushroom (finely chopped)
  • 200g of pasta
  • 100ml of heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp of parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp of black truffle oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta in salted water according to the package details. I usually try to cook until al dente (that middle ground between soft and crunchy)
  2. While the pasta is cooking dice the bacon and add to a frying pan with some olive oil until the bacon fat starts to render. 
  3. Crush the garlic with a garlic crusher and add to the pan cooking until the flavours release.
  4. Thinly slice the yellow oyster mushrooms (or portabellos if you choose) and add to the pan with the garlic and bacon with a light seasoning of salt and pepper.
  5. Drain the cooked pasta and reserve half a cup of the cooked pasta water (in bold because I always forget). Do not rinse your pasta.
  6. Take the pan with the bacon and mushrooms off the heat and incorporate the hot pasta, truffle oil, heavy cream, lions main mushroom and parmesan cheese. Toss to coat.
  7. Once the pasta has absorbed the sauce pour in the pasta water to loosen up the pasta before serving. Add salt and pepper to taste and your all done and dusted.

Notes

  1. Feel free to source local mushrooms that are in your area. I’ve often found that fresh is best with mushrooms. Woolies often do a mushroom medley pack as well which is fantastic.
  2. Feel free to try out other truffle ingredients in your truffle pasta. I hear truffle cheese is amazing.

That wraps up our truffle pasta recipe and I myself can’t wait to try out a few different variations with a variety of truffle and mushroom products.

Let us know in the comments section below how you have made this quick and easy mushroom truffle pasta recipe your own.


Truffle Pasta: Frequently asked questions

  • What is a perfect pairing with truffle pasta?

    A red wine and lamb is a fantastic pairing with truffle pasta especially when using the yellow oyster mushrooms. Prior to cooking the yellow oysters give off a strong scent that resembles red wine and when cooked they turn into a cashew nut-like flavour.

  • What does truffle pasta taste like?

    The truffle oil aromatics are prominent throughout the dish and provide a delicious earthy flavour that pairs well with the bacon and mushroom flavours being released when cooking.

  • What cheese pairs well with truffle pasta?

    Parmesan is always a fantastic bet as the savoury flavours blend well with the richness of the truffle oil and the cream. It’s often a great way of balancing out the dish.


Still hungry for more? Try out our butter chicken pasta recipe.

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One thought on “A simple & easy Mushroom and truffle pasta recipe

  1. Jamie says:

    I cooked this one today the bacon flavour pairs great with the truffle oil. I even had a bit left over for lunch the next day. It was great reheated.






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