Easy Mushroom, Fennel & Sage Pasta
Easy Mushroom, Fennel & Sage Pasta is an easy dish that is on the table in about 20 minutes. Perfect for those busy weeknights and also makes delicious leftovers for lunch the next day.
Everyone needs a quick and easy dinner and pasta is as easy as it gets. This easy pasta dish incorporates earthy mushrooms and seasonal ingredients like fennel and sage for a flavorful meal.
If you’ve never tried fennel before, it is a crunchy vegetable which is a member of the carrot family. When raw it has a slightly sweet anise/licorice flavor and when cooked like in this recipe, becomes even sweeter and is so good in this dish.
This is a vegetarian dish but you will not miss the meat because the mushrooms have a wonderful, meaty chew to them.
This is one of my favorite vegetarian pasta dishes. Anytime you add mushrooms to a meat-free meal, you still get the meaty bite from the mushrooms and find that you don’t even miss the meat.
I have to have a good crusty bread with my pasta. I love this sesame loaf that I get at my grocery store (pic below). Drizzled with olive oil and broiled until golden brown, I could make a meal of it with a chunk of Parmigiano Reggiano.
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24 Comments on “Easy Mushroom, Fennel & Sage Pasta”
Can you prepare mushrooms fennel etc cook them and then leave for a few hours before you bring it all together to make the meal?
I think it would be fine to make the mushrooms and fennel ahead. I would say just cook them up yo step 3, but don’t add the Parmesan. When you are ready to reheat, add to the same pan and heat through, then add the Parmesan. Let me know if you have any more questions, and enjoy 🙂
Hi I did do that last night and the meal was delicious. I cooked the pasta in
vegetable stock and then reserved some of that to add to the mushrooms etc. Great meal and you were right re did not miss meat as the mushrooms were meaty. Thanks again for the recipe Take care and Thanks
You are so welcome, thank you so much for the feedback 🙂
Not clear if I should cook mushrooms and fennel separately or together.
The steps in the instructions were on separate lines so I could see how it might have been confusing. I have edited it to be more clear. I hope this helps and let me know if you have any more questions. Enjoy.
Asked google for a recipe with fennel and mushrooms and this came up. I must say it sounds wonderful. I was planning to make the fennel and mushrooms as a side dish with a roast chicken but I think I’m going to have to save the ingredients for a main dish with the pasta for another day. Thank you so much!
I’m so happy you found my recipe and I’m sure you’ll love it. Let me know if you have any questions, enjoy.
Didn’t have penne so used pappardelle. Added shrimp from the freezer. A great SIP meal! Thank you!
Pappardelle is a delicious substitute and I love the addition of the shrimp. I’m happy it was a hit.
Just try that recipe today and I loved it.
I ate it with grilled shrimp and it made a pretty good lunch.
I also added cayenne pepper in the sauce since I rarely make anything with it.
I will it the leftovers with some turkey cutlets and add a little bit of cream to the pasta-mushroom-fennel combo.
I found that you made a good decision by picking shallots over onions.
I really enjoyed my lunch with a Marlborough sauvignon blanc.
Thank you for the comprehensive feedback which is helpful to both me and my readers. I don’t often get a wine pairing recommendation and I love it.
I just brought some mushrooms home from the farmers market and plan on making this tonight. my store didn’t have fresh sage, can I use dried?
Yes, dried will work but you wont get as much flavor as you would from the fresh sage. Rub the dried sage between your hands to bring out the flavor. Enjoy.
Thank you for the quick reply cant wait to try it
Totally approve of these sorts of pasta meals, Janette! I love that you’ve kept yours really simple, just adding parmesan to combine with the stock and make a sauce.
Janette, this is an easy but very tasteful pasta recipe.
I love how easy this comes together! I’ve been seriously obsessed with pasta dishes recently so I’ll for sure be gibing this one a try 🙂
I love mushrooms so much!
I never thought to use them with fennel though, I bet it tastes wonderful!
Thank you for an easy weeknight meal!
Nothing beats a hearty bowl of pasta with such yummy ingredients.
This looks so crazy good! I LOVE mushrooms! This is a must make.
This sounds absolutely delicious, healthy and easy to make. Perfect!!
This looks wonderful! Of course, how could you go wrong with pasta and mushrooms!!!