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Creamy Zucchini Mushroom Fettuccine with Toasted Pine Nuts

Zucchini Fettuccine: Cozycakes Cottage

From the recipes I post, you’d think we only eat cake and creamy dishes.  I promise you that we eat well-balanced meals over at Cozycakes Cottage.  But I do enjoy sharing the indulgent dishes and desserts with you.  Because…why not?  Everything in moderation…

This fettuccine dish is not light dinner fare.  So there’s that disclaimer.  I serve this as a luxurious side dish sometimes, but I admit that we had it last week as our main dish with lots of buttery garlic bread.  I did make my husband and Munchie eat a big salad, too, though.  Does that make it better?  😉

Creamy Zucchini Mushroom Fettuccine with Toasted Pine Nuts

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fettuccine
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced (I use creminis)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt + more to taste
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted, optional

Cook the fettuccine according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.  In a large skillet on medium to medium-high heat,  cook mushrooms and garlic in 2 Tbsp. butter and olive oil for about 3 minutes.  Add the zucchini, cream, 5 Tbsp. butter, nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp. salt.  Mix and add pepper to taste.  Bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer for about 5 minutes.  Add cooked fettuccine and 1/4 cup Parmesan.  Toss well with vegetables and sauce.  Add salt to taste if necessary.  Serve topped with remaining Parmesan and pine nuts.

*Cozycakes Note: I toast my pine nuts in a dry skillet on medium heat for a couple of minutes, tossing so they don’t burn.  I like them lightly browned.

Enjoy! ♥

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Comments

  1. Another fantastic looking recipe my friend!

  2. This looks delicious! We’ve been eating more pasta lately – this is definitely going into the “to try” file.

  3. This looks delicious!! I’ve been loving mushrooms lately and we have tons of fresh zucchini around my parts right now, so this dish would be a perfect indulgence!!

  4. chindeep3141 says:

    looks amazing 🙂 can’t wait to try it! thanks, D!

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