Campanelle with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Mushroom Campanelle… if you are a fan of mushrooms and garlic, this is the pasta recipe for you! Fresh sautéed mushrooms are doused in a creamy white wine sauce and served atop campanelle pasta! It’s a new savory favorite for all the mushroom lovers out there!

Of course, this sauce can be served over any kind of pasta but I love the way campanelle hugs the sauce within its curls.

Campanelle With Creamy Mushroom Sauce on a plate with a fork

When it comes to pasta dishes sometimes the family just wants something a bit different that isn’t tomato based, like spaghetti carbonara. Well, I’m here to tell you that this recipe is also a complete home run in the taste department!

Pasta primavera or baked lemon butter salmon pasta are pasta dishes that offer something a little different than the usual, and now you can add this mushroom campanelle to your pasta repertoire!

What is Campanelle?

Campanelle is a type of pasta that is cone shaped with ruffled edges (aka gigli). It literally means “little bells,” but to me, these delicious little pasta bites remind me more of a flower or even a bugle. Campanelle noodles are ideal for dishes with special sauces or unusual meats as the curl in this recipe holds the sauce for a perfect dish.

First image shows cream being poured into mushrooms in a frying pan and second image shows mushroom and cream mixture in a frying pan

How To Make The Perfect Creamy Mushroom Sauce

A great ceamy mushroom sauce is actually quite easy to prepare. You can use any variety of mushrooms, I find brown/cremini are my favorite in this dish. Portobello mushrooms are delicious and flavorful but they can discolor the sauce making it look a bit murky.

If using dried mushrooms, rehydrate them in boiling water. Reserve the liquid, strain it through a coffee filter and let it simmer down. Adding this to the sauce adds such great flavor!

  1. Saute mushrooms and garlic in olive oil.
  2. Add wine, reduce, add cream and simmer.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cheeses and lemon zest.

While the sauce is bubbling away, cook pasta and toss with pasta sauce. Add more parmesan if desired and sprinkle with the parsley.

Ingredients for campanelle with creamy mushroom sauce in a frying pan and mixed together

What To Serve With Mushroom Campanelle

There are so many delicious options when it comes to finding the perfect pairing for pasta dishes. Since this meal is meatless, it’s a great vegetarian option.

Top it all off with a piece of easy tiramisu, and you’ll have a simple Italian inspired meal that’s fit for a king!

Campanelle with creamy mushroom sauce on a plate garnish with parsley

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Campanelle With Creamy Mushroom Sauce on a plate with a fork
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Campanelle with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
Fresh sautéed mushrooms are doused in a creamy white wine sauce and served atop campanelle noodles.


  • 12 ounces campanelle
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • ¼ cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup Havarti or mozzarella, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped optional

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  • Heat olive oil over medium high heat and cook garlic and mushrooms until mushrooms are tender.
  • Stir in wine (or broth) and cook until wine has almost evaporated. Add heavy cream and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions (do not rinse).
  • Remove from heat and stir in mozzarella cheese, parmesan and lemon zest until smooth.
  • Toss with pasta. Top with parsley and extra parmesan cheese if desired.

Recipe Notes

Do not rinse the pasta, the starches help thicken the sauce.
Any medium pasta can be used in this dish including penne or rotini.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 639, Carbohydrates: 70g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 162mg, Potassium: 535mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1073IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 163mg, Iron: 2mg
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