This Mushroom Alfredo dish has got “comfort food” written all over it. It’s saucy, cozy, and totally worth the carbs.
I’ve had the most relaxing weekend and to be completely honest, I was a little disappointed when it came to an end. I wanted to keep that cozy feeling going at the start of the week. So I had an aha moment. Make a cozy meal.
I have a few favorite cozy dishes actually. Like this incredible beef chili, or my favorite one-pot beef stew. But on this particular day, I was craving something with a bit more carbs. Something I could slouch on the sofa with. It had to be mushroom alfredo. And I was so excited to make it for two reasons.
One, because I couldn’t wait to chow down on it, obviously. And two, because it’s actually so easy to make. And relaxing. I’m not sure exactly what it is about this recipe, but it’s one of those that reminds you that cooking is actually fun, and soothing.
Perhaps it’s making the roux; whisking your butter with your flour, and slowly incorporating your cream. Maybe it’s combining the sauce and the mushrooms and the pasta altogether at the end. Or, it’s all of those things. This recipe is just as fun to make as it is to eat.
This is a definite hit in our home. Everyone almost always goes for seconds. And those that might not be too crazy about mushrooms, absolutely don’t mind them in this dish. So if you’re looking for a comfort meal to get cozy with, you have to make this mushroom alfredo. It is absolutely worth it.
Here’s what you’ll need to put this delicious meal together:
- unsalted butter
- whipping cream or milk
- cream cheese
- parmesan cheese
- black pepper
- garlic powder
I love making pasta dinners! Here are some more recipes you’ll enjoy for sure:
This Dairy Free Pasta Salad with Chicken and Veggies is so easy to make, my kids cook it up!
I love making this Easy Pasta Carbonara Recipe with Pancetta when I’m short on time.
Easy Homemade Creamy Alfredo with Mushrooms
- 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 16 oz whipping cream, or milk
- 2 oz cream cheese
- ¾ cup parmesan cheese
- ½ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 16 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 1 package pasta, any kind
Boil pasta according to instructions on the box.1 package pasta,
For the Mushroom Alfredo Sauce:
In a saucepan add unsalted butter, heavy whipping cream, and cream cheese.8 Tbsp unsalted butter, 16 oz whipping cream,, 2 oz cream cheese
- Sauté until the butter melts completely.
Add in grated parmesan cheese, black pepper, salt, and garlic powder.¾ cup parmesan cheese, ½ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp salt, 1 tsp garlic powder
- Simmer all for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, on a skillet, sauté sliced mushrooms. Add about 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix occasionally, until mushrooms brown up.16 oz mushrooms,, ¼ tsp salt
- Add mushrooms to the rest of the ingredients in the simmering pot. Turn heat off.
- Combine with the pasta and serve!