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Pappardelle with Lemon, Garlic and Porcini Mushrooms

Pappardelle with Lemon, Garlic and Porcini Mushrooms

This is a yummy and quick pasta dish, perfect for lunch or dinner. The Porcini Mushrooms add a really strong, intense flavour.

  • Serves 4

  • 30 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

Dried Porcini Mushrooms


  • 455g pappardelle pasta (if you can’t get hold of pappardelle, linguine works well too)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 60g parmesan style plant-based cheese, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 25g Merchant Gourmet Dried Porcini mushrooms
  • 1 small glass white wine
  • 300g fresh chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 75g plant-based butter alternative
  • Handful parsley, chopped


1.Place the Porcini Mushrooms in a small bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to rehydrate for 15 minutes.

2.Melt the butter in a frying pan, and fry the chestnut mushrooms on a moderate heat for 3 minutes.

3.Lift the rehydrated Porcini Mushrooms from the bowl and fry with the chestnut mushrooms for 2 minutes.

4.Peel, and finely slice the garlic and add to the pan with a few grinds of salt and pepper.

5.Stir the mushroom from time to time allowing them to go nicely golden.

6.Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to pack instructions.

7.Place the wine and half of the mushroomy water into the frying pan, and allow to simmer on a gentle heat.

8.When the pasta is ready, drain and add to the mushrooms.

9.Throw in the parsley, parmesan and fresh lemon juice, and toss so that all the pasta is nicely covered. Serve.

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