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Creamy One-Pot Mushroom and Leek Pasta

6 servings


30 minutes

total time


3 tablespoons olive oil

1 leek, white part only, finely sliced (about 5 ounces)

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3 cups mixed mushrooms, such as cremini, shiitake or oyster, torn or sliced (about 6 ounces)

1 lemon, halved

1 pound short pasta, such as orecchiette, cavatappi, gemelli or penne

4 cups vegetable stock

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

Kosher salt and black pepper

1 cup whole-milk ricotta

1/2 to 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes


Heat a wide, deep 12-inch skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high. When hot, add the olive oil and leeks, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until softened and lightly golden, 5 minutes.

Stir in the garlic and mushrooms. Cook, undisturbed, for 2 minutes, then stir and cook, undisturbed, until the mushrooms start to caramelize and stick to the bottom of the pan, another 2 to 3 minutes. (This allows the water from the mushrooms to evaporate, encouraging caramelization.) Add the juice of one lemon half to deglaze the pan and stir to combine.

Add the pasta and stock; stir well. Cover with lid and cook on medium heat. Begin tasting pasta 10 minutes after you add it. (All pasta shapes and brands will have different cooking times. You want the pasta to be just tender.)

Once the pasta is cooked, turn off the heat and add the butter and parsley. Squeeze in the juice from the remaining lemon half and stir until butter is melted and dispersed. Season with salt and pepper.

To serve, top with ricotta, red-pepper flakes (to taste) and more chopped parsley.


Serving Size




Total Fat

16 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Unsaturated Fat

9 g

Trans Fat

0 g




821 mg

Total Carbohydrate

65 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

4 g


14 g

6 servings


30 minutes

total time
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