This flavour-packed vegetarian shiitake mushroom pasta only requires 7 ingredients and 15 minutes to make!

My family absolutely loves this AWESOME Shiitake Mushroom Pasta and we eat it on a regular basis.

This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite Italian pasta dishes, tagliatelle alla boscaiola (literally woodman’s tagliatelle).

Traditionally made with wild mushrooms or porcini, Italian sausage and fresh double cream, this classic has different variations, some including tomatoes, others avoiding fresh cream.

This light shiitake mushroom pasta skips out the meat altogether and makes the most out of meaty succulent (and easier to find than porcini) fresh shiitake mushrooms, for a vegetarian alternative every meat-lover will fall for!

 shiitake mushroom pasta tagliatelle in a cast iron skillet with wood spoon and beige napkin beneath

Making this delicious Italian classic recipe is totally fuss-free and it’s ready in only 15 mins.

Best of all, it requires only 6 simple, wholesome ingredients: fresh tagliatelle pasta (you can use any other kind), shiitake mushrooms, garlic, chopped parsley, extra-virgin olive oil and a bit of lemon zest.

I’ve also added some fresh light crème fraîche this time. It’s totally optional but it gives a wonderful creamy result and complements well the citrusy aroma coming from the lemon zest.

shiitake mushrooms garlic and parsley on a wood board

Fresh tagliatelle are widely available nowadays in most supermarkets, but if you ask me, making your own pasta is a total game-changer and impressively easier than you think.

SO my advice, if you have more time, is to make some fresh homemade tagliatelle and enjoy this recipe during the weekend.

shiitake mushroom tagliatelle in a white plate with three lemons and parsley on beige napkin in the background

This italian-inspired shiitake mushroom pasta is really have all it takes to become you next favorite pasta dish – Quick, easy to make, awesomely vegetarian and ready in just 15 mins!

shiitake mushroom tagliatelle in a cast iron skillets with three lemons and parsley on a beige napkin in the background

I hope you guys give this italian classic a try! If you’re looking for more italian recipes, I’ve got plenty over here!

If you recreate one of my recipes, please let me know how you liked them by leaving a comment :). Or even better, take a picture, tag it #thepetitecook and share it on Instagram! Looking at your yummy creations always makes my day!

shiitake mushroom pasta tagliatelle on a white plate with 3 lemons on a marble background
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Shiitake Mushroom Pasta

This awesome flavour-packed vegetarian shiitake mushroom pasta only requires 7 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! Skip the creme fraiche to make it vegan.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Author: The Petite Cook


  • 250 gr / 2 cups fresh or dried pasta I used fresh tagliatelle
  • 250 gr / 2 cups fresh shiitake mushrooms stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and lightly crushed
  • a bunch of fresh parsley chopped
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 120 gr /1/2 cup light creme fraiche optional
  • extravirgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper


  • Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to a boil.
  • In the meantime, heat a large saute pan with a glug of olive oil and the garlic.
  • Add in chopped mushrooms and cook for 10 mins, stirring often and reducing the heat half-way through. Add a splash of water if it gets dry and season to taste.
  • Cook fresh pasta until al dente (according to package directions) for about 2-3 mins, then drain and transfer in the pan with the mushrooms.
  • Saute for a minute on high heat, mixing all the ingredients together.
  • Remove from the heat, stir in lemon zest and chopped parsley and optional creme fraiche.
  • Season with freshly cracked black pepper and serve immediately.
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