Creamy Chanterelle Mushroom Pasta Recipe

This rich and filling pasta gives you the comforting textures of a classic creamy pasta, but chanterelle mushrooms take it to the next level. The delicate aroma and velvety texture of the mushrooms combined with a rich cream sauce create a dish that will impress your guests - or just yourself. Make this on a rainy Autumn evening when you want something warm, satisfying, and decadent.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
25 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes
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Creamy Chanterelle Mushroom Pasta Recipe
- 8 ounces dried fettuccine pasta
- 1 pound fresh chanterelle mushrooms
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1 - Preparation instructions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the fettuccine pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Step 2 - Clean the chanterelles

While the pasta is cooking, clean the chanterelle mushrooms by gently brushing off any dirt or debris. Trim the woody ends and cut them into bite-sized pieces.

Step 3 - Heat skillet

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the minced garlic and chopped shallot, and sauté until fragrant and softened, about 2 minutes.

Step 4 - Add the chanterelles

Add the chanterelle mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they release their moisture and become golden brown, approximately 8-10 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Step 5 - Add the heavy cream

Reduce the heat to low and pour in the heavy cream. Let it simmer gently for about 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to infuse.

Step 6 - Add the parmesan cheese

Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 7 - Combine with the fettucine

Add the cooked fettuccine pasta to the skillet and gently toss until it is evenly coated with the creamy mushroom sauce.

Sprinkle the chopped parsley over the pasta and stir lightly to incorporate.

Remove from heat and allow the pasta to rest for a few minutes to absorb the flavors.

What are chanterelle mushrooms?

Chanterelle mushrooms are a type of edible wild fungi known for their distinct appearance and delicious flavor. They have a vibrant yellow-orange color and a funnel-shaped cap with wrinkled edges, resembling the shape of a trumpet. Chanterelles are found in forests and woodlands, often growing among mosses and leaf litter. They are highly sought after by chefs and culinary enthusiasts because of their rich and earthy taste, which is described as a combination of fruity, peppery, and nutty flavors. Chanterelles are versatile and can be cooked in various ways, such as sautéing, frying, or adding to soups and sauces. 

What do chanterelle mushrooms taste like?

Chanterelle mushrooms have a unique and distinctive flavor profile. Their taste can be described as earthy, nutty, and slightly fruity, with a hint of apricot or peach. They are known for their rich and meaty texture, making them a popular ingredient in various culinary dishes. Chanterelles have a delicate and complex flavor that adds depth and complexity to any recipe they are used in. 

Where can I buy chanterelle mushrooms?

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