Easy Chanterelle Mushroom Pasta Recipe

Easy recipe for Chanterelle Mushrooms. Just Chanterelles, pasta, butter, parmesan and parsley. | EatingRichly.com

If I were forced at gunpoint to choose my favorite mushroom of all time, and it would be the only mushroom I ever ate again (tough dilemma for a mushroom lover such as myself), I would have to go with chanterelles.

Chanterelle mushrooms appear delicate, yet hold up well. Their shape lends itself to interesting curves and angles depending on how you slice them, and their flavor is earthy and buttery, with a hint of apricot fruitiness.

The first recipe I always make when chanterelles season hits is a simple parmesan spaghetti with chanterelle mushrooms. The flavors blend so seamlessly that the chanterelles really stand out without being overpowered by other ingredients.

If you’ve seen these golden beauties in the store or farmer’s market, and been afraid to buy some because you’re not sure how to eat them, this is the recipe for you!

Do you have a favorite mushroom?

Easy recipe for Chanterelles Mushrooms. Just Chanterelles, pasta, butter, parmesan and parsley. | EatingRichly.com

Chanterelle Mushroom Pasta Recipe

Prep time: 10 m
Cook time: 10 m
Total time: 20 m
Yield: 2 servings
Calories per serving: 310
Fat per serving: 13.9g

Ingredients

  • 4 oz
    spaghetti noodles (we prefer whole wheat pasta, gluten free is great too!)
  • 3 oz
    cleaned chanterelle mushrooms (about 10 mushrooms)
  • 2 TBS
    salted butter
  • 1
    garlic clove, minced
  • 2 TBS
    fresh ground Parmesan
  • 1 tsp
    fresh chopped parsley
  • scant pinch
    sea salt
  • dash
    fresh ground pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. Cook the noodles according to package directions and drain.
  2. Slice the chanterelle mushrooms lengthwise into quarters.
  3. Melt butter in a pan on high heat (you can use the same pot you boiled the pasta in and save a dish!). Add mushrooms and garlic. Cook about two minutes until mushrooms are soft and garlic is just turning golden. Remove from heat.
  4. Divide noodles between two bowls, and spoon half the garlic and mushrooms over each serving. Stir.
  5. Top each serving with half the Parmesan, parsley, salt, and pepper.

Cholesterol 34.4mg, Sodium 211.25mg, Total Carbohydrate 35.94g, Dietary Fiber 6.26g, Sugars 1g, Protein 11.44g, WW Points Plus 8, WW Old Points 7

Approximate cost/serving: This really depends on the cost of your chanterelles (or chanterelles champignons as they may be labeled). I got mine for $10/lb but I’ve seen them as high as $20 or as low as $8. It’s even cheaper if you learn how to forage them yourself! (Make sure to go with an expert your first time, mushroom poisoning is no joke). This cost me just $3, so $1.50 a serving for a gourmet lunch.

Vegetarian/Gluten Free: While this does contain dairy, it is meat free. Butter and parmesan also have less dairy protein so may be okay for someone on a mostly dairy free diet. You can use gluten free pasta.


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8 Responses to “Easy Chanterelle Mushroom Pasta Recipe”

  1. Mindy
    October 12, 2013 at 8:17 am #

    I’ve been cooking since I was 19 and have never once bought chanterelles. Crazy, I know. My husband would LOVE this. I’ll keep my eyes open for them, next time I’m at the store or market.

    • Diana
      October 12, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

      Wonderful! Would love to hear the results if you get a chance to try it.

  2. Tonja
    October 12, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    My favorite mushroom is any kind I can find!

    • Diana
      October 12, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

      I hear that!

  3. Charissa Lind
    October 25, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Ooh! This looks delicious. I saw chanterelles at Costco the other day, and was wondering about how to prepare them. I’ll have to try this sometime!

  4. Clorinda
    January 6, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    I am genuinely delighted to read this blog posts which includes tons of useful information, thanks for providing these data.

  5. Steve Fulham
    January 27, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    I bought dried chanterelles from this online store Life Gourmet Shop, and let me tell you they looked exactly like the picture they had on their wesbite.

    • Diana
      February 7, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

      Very cool. Always great to have a good source for mushrooms!

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