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This quick and simple dish is an earthy delight, lightly garnishing toothsome whole wheat pasta with aromatic thyme and the simplicity of good mushrooms.


  • 2 Tbsp. dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 5 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ lb. shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • ¾ lb. crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme, plus sprigs for garnish
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ lb. whole wheat linguine


  1. In a small, heat-proof bowl, combine the dried porcini mushrooms and boiling water. Let stand for 20 minutes. Remove the mushrooms with a slotted spoon and chop. Set aside.
  2. Line a fine-mesh sieve with a coffee filter or cheesecloth and strain the mushroom-soaking liquid. Reserve the liquid.
  3. Cook linguine according to package directions and drain.
  4. While pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large frying pan. Add the shallots and sauté until soft and translucent (2-3 minutes). Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the shiitake mushrooms and sauté until they brown around the edges (3-4 minutes).
  5. Stir in the cremini mushrooms, porcini mushrooms, reserved soaking liquid, stock, and salt. Cover and cook until the mushrooms are tender (4-5 minutes).
  6. Uncover and stir in the butter, chopped thyme, and pepper.
  7. To serve, top portions of pasta with mushroom sauce and garnish with thyme.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 355; Total Fat 11g (14% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 3g (14% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 8mg (3% DV); Sodium 475mg (21% DV); Total Carbohydrate 58g (21% DV); Dietary Fiber 9g (32% DV); Total Sugars 7g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 14g; Vitamin D 2% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 25% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Selenium 130% DV; Copper 90% DV; Manganese 90% DV.
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