Gemelli Pasta with Mushrooms and Pecans

Gemelli Pasta with Mushrooms and Pecans
By The Cooking World, Editorial Staff
February 10, 2023

Upscale Your Dinner with this Gemelli Pasta Recipe

In this week's recipe, we share a simple yet delicious Gemelli pasta with mushrooms and toasted pecans.

This Gemelli pasta recipe is a delightful and satisfying dish that combines the creamy texture of mushrooms and cream with the crunchy nuttiness of pecans. Perfect for a cozy dinner, this Italian-inspired dish is sure to be a hit with both meat lovers and vegetarians alike.

The Gemelli pasta holds the sauce beautifully, while the sautéed mushrooms and toasted pecans provide depth and richness to every bite. With this easy and delicious one-pot meal, you can treat your family to an upscale dinner in the comfort of your own home. So, let's get started!

15 minutes
20 minutes


320 g (11 oz) gemelli
130 g (1 cup) pecans
30 g (2 tablespoons) butter
500 g wild mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
½ tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
125 g (½ cup) heavy cream
45 g (½ cup) parmesan cheese, grated
Freshly ground black pepper
Sea salt

Special Equipment

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  1. Set a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, cook the gemelli pasta according to package instructions. Drain reserving 3/4 cup of pasta water for later use.
  2. Meanwhile slice all the mushrooms into thin slices. Then chop the garlic.
  3. Toast the pecans on a large skillet over medium until until they start to get a little char, 3 to 4 minutes. set aside.
  4. To the same skillet add the butter, mushrooms, and garlic. Add a good sprinkling of salt to the mushrooms. Stir and sauté the mushrooms until they release their juices, 5-6 minutes.
  5. Stir in the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Once the cheese has melted into the sauce, place the drained pasta into the sauté pan. Stir to coat the pasta with the mushroom sauce. Add ¼ cup of the reserved pasta water to the pan to loosen the sauce.
  6. Once the pasta is well coated and the sauce has tightened a little, taste, then salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Serve warm with an extra sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
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