Truffle Sauce Pasta
made this recipe as easy as possible. Down to cooking the pasta. We
used Alton Brown’s cold-water method to cook the pasta. You can
usually find premade truffle sauce at Trader Joe’s but this time
we found one at Costco. You can, of course, make your own with Truffle
butter and Parmesan or make a quick Alfredo with Truffle Oil. The
important part is the Cabernet Franc.
1 (16 ounce) box mini penne
Enough water to cover pasta
1 tbsp kosher saltFor the Sauce
1 cup truffle sauce or truffled Alfredo sauce
16 large cremini mushroom caps, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
shaved or shredded Parmesan to taste
the Pasta: Per Alton Brown’s cold water method in a 4 1/2 quart
pot add in pasta, water, and salt. Cover and set over medium-high heat.
the water boils, decrease heat to maintain a simmer. Remove the lid,
stir and cook for 4 minutes 30 seconds or until al dente. Water should
be all absorbed into the pasta, but if there is any remaining, strain
Meanwhile: add olive oil to saute pan and heat on
medium high heat until hot. Add sliced mushrooms and cook until soft,
about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Mix: Once pasta is done, add
to serving bowl, mix in truffle sauce and mushrooms. Top with desired
amount of Parmesan and enjoy with a glass of Cabernet Franc.