Creamy Oyster Mushroom Pasta

Embark on a culinary journey with this oyster mushroom pasta recipe, showcasing the delightful oyster mushrooms as the star ingredient. Oyster mushrooms possess a subtle, savory flavor and a tender texture that pairs wonderfully with the creamy, rich sauce in this oyster mushroom pasta. The gentle hint of white wine and zesty lemon in the sauce elevates the earthiness of the oyster mushrooms, providing a well-rounded taste profile that is both comforting and gourmet. This recipe invites you to explore the nuanced flavors of oyster mushrooms, while enjoying a hearty and satisfying dish.
creamy oyster mushroom pasta
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
25 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes
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Creamy Oyster Mushroom Pasta
- 4 cups fresh oyster mushrooms, sliced
- 12 oz linguine pasta
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
- Zest of 1 lemon


Step 1 - Clean oyster mushrooms

Clean the oyster mushrooms by gently wiping them with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt or debris. Slice them thinly and set aside.

cleaned oyster mushrooms
cleaned oyster mushrooms
Step 2 - Prepare remaining ingredients

Mince the garlic, chop the shallot finely, and grate the Parmesan cheese. Zest the lemon and chop the parsley for garnish.

Step 3 - Boil pasta

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once boiling, add the linguine pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving about 1/2 cup of pasta water, and set aside.

Step 4 - Sautee shallots, garlic and oyster mushroom sauce

While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic, sautéing for about 2 minutes until they become translucent. Add the sliced oyster mushrooms to the skillet and sauté for another 5-7 minutes, or until they're golden brown and tender. Pour in the white wine, and let it simmer for about 3-4 minutes until the liquid is reduced by half. Lower the heat and stir in the heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, and season with salt and black pepper to your liking. Let the sauce simmer for another 2-3 minutes until it thickens slightly.

Step 5 - Add pasta and finish cooking

Toss the cooked pasta into the skillet with the mushroom sauce, adding reserved pasta water a little at a time if needed to loosen up the sauce.

Step 6 - Garnish and serve

Finish by sprinkling lemon zest and fresh parsley over the pasta. Toss everything together gently and serve immediately.

What are oyster mushrooms?

Oyster mushrooms are a type of edible fungi which grow in clusters on decaying wood, resembling the shape of oysters. They are a popular ingredient in many cuisines due to their versatile flavor and health benefits. They are known to be a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

What do oyster mushrooms taste like?

Oyster mushrooms have a subtle, savory flavor with a hint of sweetness. Their texture is tender and slightly chewy, which can become meaty when cooked, making them a popular meat substitute in vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Where can I buy oyster mushrooms?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy fresh oyster mushrooms directly from foragers and cultivators.

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