Drunken Wild Mushroom Pasta

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This Drunken Wild Mushroom Pasta is made with a creamy goat cheese sauce. This healthy recipe is total comfort food! It’s easy, it uses simple ingredients, and it’s done in just 30 minutes.

Wild Mushroom Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce

This easy recipe is only 331 calories – and vegetarian!

Did you know that 50% of the population doesn’t like mushrooms!?

I find that to be a crazy outrageous number. I mean what is so wrong with mushrooms. They are delicious and add so much flavor to a dish. I grew up on them! We use to put them on kabobs during the summer, sauted mushrooms and onions and put them on steak, or stuff them with cheese and bake them.

Top view of Drunken Wild Mushroom Pasta with a Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce in a bowl

Back in the day we just had regular white button mushrooms and I was perfectly content with that. But these days mushrooms are so fancy and exotic! Each one  has their own distinct taste crimini, shitake, portabella, porcini – and they are way tastier than those regular button mushrooms!

So, for all you mushroom haters out there do me a favor and give them a try. One last time …

And you know what… I have the perfect dish you can try them with! Even my three year old likes it!

Top view of a Bowl of Drunken Wild Mushroom Pasta

Ahem… introducing Drunken Wild Mushroom Pasta!

Even though only 50% of the population likes mushrooms I know that 100% of the population likes pasta!

Why I Love This Pasta Dish

This pasta is enveloped with a creamy goat cheese sauce hinted with fresh thyme. I seriously have dreams of just the pasta itself with its smooth silky tangy taste and the slight bounce from perfectly cooked al dente pasta. MMMmmm… nothing like it. Oh wait, yes there is! When it’s topped with mushrooms that have a nice earthy nutty flavor that have been browned, soaked in wine, and then topped with crunchy hazelnuts! That’s right, go big or go home!

Top view of two Bowls of Drunken Wild Mushroom Pasta

This dish is velvety, fancy, creamy, and down right delicious! I cannot wait for you mushrooms lovers out there to fall in love with this dish and for you non-mushroom lovers to be wowed!

Best part of all, this dish is done in 30 minutes and only 331 calories a serving!

Bon Appetite my friends!

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Drunken Wild Mushroom Pasta

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 35 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This Drunken Wild Mushroom Pasta is made with a creamy goat cheese sauce. This healthy recipe is total comfort food! It’s easy, it uses simple ingredients, and it’s done in just 30 minutes.



  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 26 oz. assortment of wild mushrooms, sliced (crimini, shitake, oyster, baby bella, whatever you want)
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons sherry cooking wine
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme, diced
  • 1 lb. Dreamfields linguine pasta
  • 6 oz. goat cheese
  • 3/4 cup reserved pasta cooking liquid
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat.
  3. Add olive oil and mushrooms. Saute for 7-10 minutes until mushrooms start to brown.
  4. Next add onions, garlic, and season with salt. Saute and stir onions for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add in sherry cooking wine and cook down until liquid is evaporated. Finish with fresh time and set aside.
  6. Add noodles to pot of boiling water. Cook until al dente (according to package instructions)
  7. Reserve 3/4 cup of pasta cooking liquid and drain the rest.
  8. Add the noodles, wild mushroom mixture, goat cheese, and cooking liquid to a large bowl. Toss to mix everything together until goat cheese is completely melted.
  9. Top with chopped hazelnuts!
  10. Serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 331
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 589 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Cholesterol: 18 mg

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25 Responses
  1. Kristin Wooden

    I love mushrooms but hate goat cheese! What would be a good substitute for the 6oz. Of goat cheese that would taste good with mushrooms. Any substitution would be fine.

  2. Tiffany

    This looks amazing! I am the only one in my household who eats mushrooms, and I LOVE them. This recipe looks like a great one to make and portion up for lunch and meals at work.

  3. Cookin Canuck

    I seriously can’t get over this dish. Mushrooms are, hands down, my favorite vegetable (what’s with all the mushroom haters?!) and sherry is the perfect way to flavor them. This is a must-make for me!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5

      I know right! People just don’t know what’s good for them. I think the people who like mushrooms have sophsicated palate. 🙂

  4. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

    Gah! This looks absolutely amazing, lady! And I just don’t get why half of all people hate mushrooms! Although, I guess it makes sense- my daughter and I love them, and my son and husband hate them, lol. That’s okay- I will just eat their share of this pasta. 😉

  5. Beth

    *Gulp* I’m in the 50% who doesn’t really like them!! But I’ve notice that if I cut them up really tiny and bury them with some noodles it goes over pretty well 🙂

  6. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    I am a serious mushroom-lover and this dish is calling to me on so many levels! Mushrooms, pasta, , goat cheese, and even hazelnuts…what’s not to love?!

  7. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    I love me some creamy pasta! The different flavors put into this is just making me drool! So simple and quick to make. Comfort food at its finest and it looks DELISH!

    1. SwashB

      Cooking wine..,,really? Cooking wine is loaded with unsavory ingredients like salt, msg, and other items to make it, by law, undrinkable. Such a nice dish deserves good ingredients. Use the teal deal. I keep a bottle of Marsala wine on my cooking shelf just for this purpose.

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