Air Fryer

Pasta With Air-Fryer Mascarpone Mushrooms

November  7, 2019
5 Ratings
Photo by Ghazalle Badiozamani
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Yes, you do have to make the pasta separately, but the sauce is so hands-off that it practically cooks itself, so you will have bought yourself some extra time! The combination of earthy mushrooms with creamy pasta makes for a wonderful blend of flavors.

Excerpted from AIR FRYER REVOLUTION © 2019 by Urvashi Pitre. Photography © 2019 by Ghazalle Badiozamani. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.Urvashi Pitre

What You'll Need
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 4 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream or half-and-half
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups cooked konjac noodles, cauliflower rice, linguine, or spaghetti, for serving
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Spray a 7×3-inch round heatproof pan with vegetable oil spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the mushrooms, onion, garlic, cream, mascarpone, thyme, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan.
  3. Place the pan in the air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 350°F for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time.
  4. Divide the pasta among four shallow bowls. Spoon the mushroom mixture evenly over the pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

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Dr. Urvashi Pitre is the President of a global marketing consulting firm, as well as the author of several best-selling cookbooks.

3 Reviews

LULULAND August 8, 2021
How should I make this without an air fryer? thanks
Claudia April 30, 2021
The mushrooms were amazing, but when combined with the Spaghetti, I felt the dish overall was a bit dry. Any recommendations as to how to maybe improve that? Would love to keep this in our menu rotation.
nana January 16, 2022
Retain 1/4C of the pasta water and add it a little at a time to the pasta/sauce mixture until you get a consistency that pleases you. (not if you are doing cauliflower rice, though, it might skew the taste.)