• Serves 4
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients


This sauce came about last night when I found myself in a experimental mood.  It was rich and creamy as most mushroom sauces are but with the freshness of basil that gave the dish a lift.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • Packet Pasta - I used Potato Gnocchi
  • 4 cups Fresh field mushrooms - most Flat or button mushrooms could be used
  • 1 1/2 cups Full cream - this could be substituted for a skim version
  • 50 grams Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Pesto - (store bought or home made)
  • A pinch Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Slice mushrooms. Put pasta on to cook. In a pan sauté the mushrooms with the butter. Add salt and pepper at this stage if you are using them.
  2. Once mushrooms have changed colour add pesto and cook until thoroughly mixed through.
  3. Add cream and reduce until you have a sauce of your preferred consistency.
  4. Add to the pasta you have chosen to cook and enjoy.


I would recommend if serving to guests to not mix the sauce through the pasta as colour wise it doesn't hold much plate appeal. So serve in a small mound on-top of the pasta so that there is a contrast and not just a brown coloured sauce mixed throughout the dish.

  • Really love mushrooms and this creamy mushroom pesto pasta looks creamy delishiousness


  • I like the sound of this whole dish would be delicious!!


  • Colour appeal aside, I think this will taste awesome. Thanks for the recipe.


  • Delicious!


  • Love a creamy pasta and pesto and mushrooms together sound interesting,gotta give it a go! Thanks.


  • my two fave ingredients together! Wow sounds really tasty!


  • Thank you for the notes they will be handy. A different type meal to what we eat and well worth looking into it and seeing what pasta I would like with it.


  • sounds different but so damn yummy


  • Great meat-free pasta! Yum! Will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!


  • I love all these ingredients. Thanks for sharing. Quick and easy dinner idea.


  • Mushroom and pesto together – yum


  • I was hoping that was gnocchi in the picture, and it is. I love gnocchi but don’t have a lot of sauces to go with them


  • mushroom ceamy and yummy i want to eat it


  • this is my kind of meal love it and the more mushies the better!


  • I love pasta, i love pesto and i love mushrooms. Awesome when they are all together like this.


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