This Porcini Mushroom Butter Pasta dish is made with dried porcini mushrooms, butter, white wine, and pappardelle.
If you need an easy sauce to make to pair with your pappardelle, I would totally recommend this! You can use fresh porcini mushrooms, but we chose to use dried porcini mushrooms as we can use the water we used to soak the mushrooms. Boil a pot of salted water and cook the pasta. If it is fresh pasta, wait till the end of this recipe to cook as it doesn’t need long to cook. Reserve pasta water!
How to make Porcini Mushroom Butter Pasta
Put the dried porcini mushrooms into a bowl and pour warm water until the mushrooms are covered with hot water. Let them sit in for 30 minutes. Filter with a strainer and a paper towel for maximum straining. Keep the filtered mushroom water. Take the mushrooms out and chop them up.
In a medium skillet, add butter until it melts. Add the porcini mushrooms and the water and cook for 5 minutes. Add the white wine and the reserved pasta water when the pasta is done cooking. Cook for 3 additional minutes.
Serve on pasta. Grilled sausage goes well with this recipe too.