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White Wine Pasta with Mushrooms and Leeks: A One-Pot Wonder

Servings: 4-6

Indulge in the rich flavors of Italy with this creamy, one-pot pasta dish, infused with the subtle nuance of white wine and the earthy charm of mushrooms and leeks.

The Essential Ingredients

  • 12 oz (340g) pasta of your choice (e.g., pappardelle, fettuccine, or spaghetti)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz (225g) cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup (250ml) white wine (dry and crisp)
  • 2 cups (475ml) chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup (60g) grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

The Simple Steps

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining.
  2. In a large Dutch oven or pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the sliced leeks and cook until they’re tender and lightly caramelized, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and start to brown, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the white wine, chicken broth, tomato paste, and thyme to the pot. Stir to combine, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  6. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  7. Add the cooked pasta to the pot, tossing to combine with the sauce. If needed, add some reserved pasta water to achieve a creamy consistency.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve hot, topped with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley if desired.

Tips and Variations

  • Use other types of mushrooms like shiitake or oyster mushrooms for added depth.
  • Substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth for a vegetarian option.
  • Add some garlic cloves or sautéed spinach for added flavor.
  • Serve with some crusty bread or a green salad for a satisfying meal.
  • Enjoy your creamy, one-pot pasta dish with the subtle elegance of white wine and the earthy charm of mushrooms and leeks!


Recipe: White Wine Pasta with Mushrooms and Leeks | (09) 298 5012