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Gennaro Contaldo's Wild Mushroom and Garlic Tagliatelle

Gennaro Contaldo's delicious recipe for tagliatelle with a quick and easy wild mushroom and garlic sauce. Ready in just 15 minutes so perfect for a quick mid-week dinner and under 250 calories a serving.
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 portions


  • 400 g tagliatelle - fresh or dried
  • 50 g Bertolli with Butter - + a little extra for adding at the end
  • 4 cloves of garlic - a little tweak from Gennaro's original recipe which calls for 2, I just like it a bit more garlicky :- )
  • ½ red chilli - optional
  • 400 g mixed wild mushrooms
  • 120 ml hot vegetable stock
  • Small bunch of flat leave parsley
  • Salt
  • Manchego cheese - optional - I like to finish mine off with some freshly grated cheese


  • Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, season with salt and add the tagliatelle. Cook according to the packet instructions.
  • Finely shop the garlic (2-4 cloves) and chilli (½ chilli - if using). Roughly chop the wild mushrooms (400g) and parsley.
  • Heat the Bertolli with Butter in a large frying pan, then add the garlic and chilli. Cook on a low heat for about 4 minutes, until softened.
  • Increase the heat and add the mushrooms. Cook for a minute.
  • Add the hot vegetable stock (120ml) and cook for 3-4 minutes on a medium heat until the mushroom are cooked through and the liquid has reduced a little.
  • Stir in the chopped parsley.
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce with an extra knob of Bertolli with Butter.
  • Serve immediately.


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Serving: 1portion | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.1g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 10.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.2g | Sodium: 360mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 0.9g

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Family Friendly Dinner
Author: Charlotte Oates