Take-out Tuesday, Mushroom Magic Pasta

Okay, so what’s so magic about this pasta?

First of all, you make it with a no boil, “ready” pasta

It comes fully cooked in the package and all it requires is a quick 60 seconds in the microwave

It is coated with a lightened up version of Alfredo sauce which basically makes itself right in the pan

First, saute the mushrooms in a little olive oil and butter until they are golden and juices are released

Now, here’s where the magic happens…

Add the ricotta cheese and milk, and season everything with salt and pepper

Stir and simmer and watch the sauce magically thicken and reduce

Add the microwave ready pasta to thickened sauce and stir

This Gemilli pasta was perfect because it has lots of grooves to hold onto the sauce

Give it a sprinkle of Parmesan or Italian Blend cheeses and serve it up

I served with with an easy side of roasted broccoli, Broccoli Candy

This recipe was adapted from Wonky Wonderful’s Mushroom Ricotta Pasta

Note: Barilla Gemelli Ready Pasta is widely available in stores {Publix, Walmart} and you can also order it on Amazon Prime here, 6 2 serving packages for under $12

Mushroom Magic Pasta

Fast and fabulous, 15 minutes to a yummy pasta meal!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 8.5 oz. Gemelli Ready Pasta
  • 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 8 oz sliced baby Bella mushrooms
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 T unsalted butter
  • 1 T olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 2-4 T grated Parmesan or Italian Blend cheese


  • Melt butter in large skillet with olive oil over medium high heat. Add mushrooms and saute until juices release and mushrooms turn golden, stirring occasionally, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Lower heat to medium.
  • Add ricotta and milk and season everything with salt and pepper.
  • Cook and stir until sauce reduces and thickens, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Microwave ready pasta according to package directions and add to sauce. Stir to coat.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan or Italian Blend cheese and serve immediately.
Keyword 15 minute pasta dinner, easy pasta, Mushroom pasta, pasta alfredo

It’s magic!

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21 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Mushroom Magic Pasta”
  1. I need something quick and easy this weekend when my kids come. Thank you, Jenna!
    I am remembering you!

  2. Jodi says:

    My shroom loving hubby would love this. But mushrooms are one of the few foods I just canโ€™t stomach. Wish i liked. But canโ€™t. Lol.

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, you provide such wonderful quick and easy dinner recipes. I have to look for this Ready Pasta!!!! Looks delish………..

  4. I have not used this ready made pasta yet; however, after seeing this most delicious looking dish, I am convinced I need to jump on that wagon…Love that it is quick and easy and looks so wonderful…now for my hubby who is a protein kind of guy, I can see adding rotisserie chicken with such ease. Have a great week Jenna!

  5. Rita C. says:

    What will they think of next? I like the pasta ready made!

  6. Lynn says:

    Sounds like a great dinner:@)

  7. Hope Smitherman says:

    That looks so good! That easy pasta makes me wish we had a microwave! One day we’ll get another one. For now, I could make this the old-fashioned way! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    I will have to look for this pasta in the grocery store! โค๏ธ This looks yummy, Jenna! ๐Ÿ˜‹ And I like that your recipe serves 2 people. ๐Ÿ‘

  9. mistimaan says:

    Lovely recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Serious YUM!

  11. Mary says:

    Sounds delicious Jenna! I haven’t noticed the ready made pasta in the grocery store, I’ll have to look! Perfect for me when my hubby is out of town and I don’t feel like cooking!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    This pasta dish looks so rich and creamy, a great side dish for any meal or a meal by it’s self.Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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