Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chef Chuck's Farfalle with Mushroom Gravy

Funghi Friendly!

Farfalle means butterfly, in Italian, due to this pasta shape. Some people refer to this pasta as bow ties. Tonight I just wanted a quick pasta dish that was easy to prepare. I had these lovely baby bella mushrooms waiting to be sauted. So I combined vegetable broth a small amount of heavy cream and parmigiano cheese to make a creamy light gravy. To add color and texture I added sweet green peas and fresh picked parsley. The combination of all these flavors had a mellow fresh taste yet quite satisfying.

Chef Chucks Farfalle with Mushroom Gravy

1/2 pound farfalle pasta

1/2 pound bella mushrooms sliced
3 tablespoons parmigiano cheese grated

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup heavy cream

2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup peas

2 garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon parsley chopped

salt and pepper

In a large fry pan on medium high, heat butter and olive oil add mushrooms cook for 3 minutes each side. Remove mushrooms and set aside de glaze pan with vegetable broth then add heavy cream and garlic reduce to a 1/3. Add 2 tablespoons parmigiano, peas, salt and pepper. In a separate pot cook pasta till al dente and add to sauce mix all ingredients and top with parsley and 1 tablespoon parmigiano cheese.


  1. You had my heart at "Gravy"... Janet

  2. Love the farfalle, love the mushrooms, love the peas. pretty to look at AND delicious.

  3. Hello La due, Yes this is what my mom would say!
    It had rubbed off on me!!

  4. Hello Ciao Chow Linda, I feel the same!!
    It's good! Thanks

  5. Anything with mushrooms will be an instant favorite with me. I can just imagine how divine this dish was. Looks wonderful as usual, Chef Chuck!

  6. Hi Bridgett, Mine too! Yes, I had it for lunch today and it was even better then last night!
    Thanks Chuck

  7. Of course, this is delicious :)

  8. I will be adding this to my weeknight pasta rotation for sure. Simply yet delicious.

  9. Hello Food hunter, I knew you would like this one ! Thanks