15 March 2009

Tagliatelle Alfredo with Fine Beans and Mushrooms

I wanted to make something a bit special for our Sunday evening meal and came up with this creamy pasta dish, which I served up with some fresh-out-the-oven crusty garlic and herb rolls.

The weekend is definitely a good time to spoil yourself and your loved ones.

Tagliatelle Alfredo with Fine Beans and Mushrooms

1 large knob butter
2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
1 cup single cream
3 tbsp dried chives
2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan
salt and pepper

100g fine beans topped and tailed
250g mushrooms, sliced
a splash of olive oil
salt and pepper


To Serve
freshly ground black pepper

Cook the tagliatelle according to the packet instructions until al dente.

Fry the mushrooms in a little olive oil until soft. Season as they are cooking.

Boil the fine beans in a little water for a few minutes.

For the sauce. Melt the butter and add the garlic, cook gently for a few minutes before adding the chives and cream. Bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes. Add the Parmesan, stir in and season.

Drain the tagliatelle and stir in the alfredo sauce. Serve topped with the beans, mushrooms and shavings of fresh Parmesan. Grind a little black pepper on top.


Serves 3-4

The rolls were crusty and delicious. They are based on the Cheddar, Dill Beer Rolls I made back in January. I will post about them later in the week. I am loving them. Such a great recipe, so quick and easy to make.

I know it is a bit early in the week, but I am submitting this to Presto Pasta Nights, the weekly blog event set up and run by Ruth over at Once Upon a Feast.

This month's guest host is Sam from Sidewalk Shoes who has a lovely picture of her cat Patchouli, on her blog today.


  1. Delicious Holler, I always like mushrooms for my pasta. I think it adds those smoky flavor to it.

  2. Oh my gah, this looks sooo delicious. Tagliatelle is one of my favorite pastas, and paired with an alfredo AND mushrooms?! It sounds like heaven on a plate!

  3. Ooh yes. Delicious. I totally agree - I've had a very spoiling weekend on the food front. Salad for me all this week I think!

  4. Looks very tasty, and yum for a creamy sauce with mushrooms! And now you must report back what G. did to spoil YOU!

  5. What a gorgeous, luscious looking dish! Cream and pasta? Can't go wrong!

  6. I love this kind of pasta dish.

  7. This looks and sounds amazing! Will have to try asap...


  8. Simple and fresh...just the way I like my pasta :) The parmesan shavings on the top make it look divine :)

  9. Me too, you are a woman after my own heart Elra :)

    Thanks Elyse, it was very tasty and my chin stayed relatively cream free, which is always an accomplishment when I eat taglaitelle.

    Hi Antonia, oh well, you can always spoil yourself at the weekend again and you will enjoy it even more :)

    Hi Tanita, I am trying very hard to think of something! Nope, nothing is coming to mind! Well, In suppose he did make appreciative noises during dinner and he loaded the dishwasher.

    It was absolutely delicious Ricki :)

    Hi Val, I don't eat creamy pasta dishes very often, so this was a real treat. It was delciious and very garlicky!

    I do hope you try this Mike, I think you will really love it!

    Hi A & N, I actually added more parmesan (veggie of course). I probably have too much on my pasta, if I was honest, but I love the stuff!

  10. This sounds like a fine Sunday meal - and garlic bread improves everything! I'm glad that that recipe is paying dividends for you!

  11. Hi Lysy, I am so glad you posted that recipe, it is such a good one. I had 2 little rolls for luch today with Smoked Applewood cheese and they tasted even better. I just hope I don't have a large cirle of garlic fumes around me :)

  12. Looks wonderful! Thanks for entering!

  13. Anything with mushrooms and pasta and I am there! Thanks for sharing another way to use them both.

  14. Hi Pam, well done for taking over the challenge. I don't know how Ruth kept up with it each week. Such a lot of work. Good luck with the round-up.

    Hey Apples, me too, I love mushrooms :)

  15. The pasta looks scrumptious but I can't wait to see the bread recipe too!

  16. Thanks Alex, I will try to get organised with it soon, although not tonight, I am too tired :/

  17. Delish. So as a veggie, are mushrooms your meat replacement or do you not think of food in that way?

    David x

  18. Wow, this pasta dish looks amazing!


  19. I love creamy pasta dishes and mushrooms are one of my favourites. Love it with the addition of green beans too!

    Can't wait for the bread recipe - those rolls look great!

  20. I am not kidding you, that first photograph looks like it has come out of a fine restaurant.

  21. Consider me spoiled, Holler. That pasta looks amazing.

    We'll be making pasta this weekend -- hope it turns out half as good!

  22. Hi David, I never think of food that way really. Mushrooms are in a lot of my dishes beacuse I love them so much. I tend to cook according to a recipe I have seen, an idea I have had or just what looks good in the fruit and veg section of the supermarket.

    Thanks Maria :)

    Thank you C. I think I will be posting my soup for this month's No Croutons Required first. I still have to make it, but I have until Friday night.

    Thank you Cynthis. What a lovely thing to say.

    Thanks Lo :)

  23. That looks really good Holler. You know how much I love mushrooms too!

  24. Delicious and much lighter than the typical Alfredo sauce.

  25. Beautiful looking dish. Thanks for sharing with PResto Pasta Nights.

  26. creamy + veggies + delicious pasta!


  27. I do Lisa. I thought you might like this one :)

    It was still quite rich though Susan. Not one for a diet regime, but quite, quite delicious!

    Thanks Ruth. Pam has done a great job, the line-up looks brilliant! She has done you proud :)

    Hi Nancy, winning combination huh?

  28. This looks like the perfect meal for me! And then I saw the picture with the biscuit on the side - even better. Mmm.

  29. That is a tasty looking pasta dish!

  30. It was really, really good Ashley, I think you would enjoy it.

    Thanks Kevin :)

  31. Mmmm, nothing better than a creamy pasta. This has to smell as wonderful as it looks.

  32. It was very garlicky in smell Duo :) Mmmmmmm!


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