Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 oz 14g Dried porcini mushrooms

  2. 2 cups 474ml Hot water

  3. 6 tablespoons 90ml Butter - (3/4 stick)

  4. 1 3/4 cups 109g / 3.8oz Finely-chopped onions

  5. 8 oz 227g Fresh button mushrooms - chopped

  6. 6 oz 170g Fresh shiitake mushrooms - stemmed, sliced

  7. 2 1/2 tablespoons 37ml All-purpose flour

  8. 2 1/2 cups 592ml Whole milk

  9. 3/4 cup 109g / 3.8oz Freshly-grated Parmesan cheese

  10. 1/2 cup 73g / 2.6oz Finely-chopped fresh chives

  11. Salt - to taste

  12. Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

  13. 12 oz 340g Penne pasta

  14. 1/2 cup 73g / 2.6oz Fresh breadcrumbs made from French bread

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Place porcini in small bowl. Add 2 cups hot water and let soften 20 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove porcini. Reserve liquid. Coarsely chop porcini.

  2. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add button and shiitake mushrooms and saute 5 minutes. Mix in porcini and reserved soaking liquid, leaving any sediment behind in bowl. Simmer over medium-high heat 10 minutes.

  3. Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir constantly until golden, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk. Stir until sauce thickens and boils, about 3 minutes. Stir into mushroom mixture. Simmer 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and chives. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside. (Sauce can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium-low heat before continuing.)

  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Butter 13- by 9- by 2-inch glass baking dish. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain well. Return to pot. Add mushroom sauce and toss well to coat.

  5. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle breadcrumbs and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan over. Bake casserole until heated through and light golden, about 25 minutes.


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