Pasta Shells with Portobello Mushrooms and Asparagus in Boursin Sauce Recipe -
Pasta Shells with Portobello Mushrooms and Asparagus in Boursin Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Pasta Shells with Portobello Mushrooms and Asparagus in Boursin Sauce

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"From my friend Tasneem - an easy recipe to prepare, resulting in a downright sophisticated dish. Asparagus and pasta are tossed with a cheesy mushroom sauce."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and heat the olive oil. Cut the mushroom caps in half, and slice 1/4 inch thick. Cook mushrooms in the skillet 8 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned. Season with salt. Stir in the chicken broth and Boursin cheese. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly, until well blended.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add shell pasta and cook for 5 minutes. Place the asparagus into the pot, and continue cooking 5 minutes, until the pasta is al dente and the asparagus is tender; drain. Toss with the mushroom sauce to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 02, 2006

I used 6oz (most of a tub) veggie cream cheese in place of the expensive boursin cheese and the recipe worked out great! It really tasted like something I would get at a restaurant, ant the leftovers were perfect, hot or cold. I will definately make this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 02, 2010

Pretty bland. Yes an easy recipe, but defintly not gourmet or resturant quiality. I added chopped asparagus with the mushrooms and two cloves of chopped garlic. After cooking i defintly needed to add a few scoops of cornstarch to thicken. Even after adding the garlic and some parmesean cheese i still found this quite bland.... it would be good if you enjoy generic alfredo type pastas. I'll save my boursin for something better!

Feb 20, 2007

We LOVED this dish! It's delicious. I sauteed the asparagus with the mushrooms, and added 2 cloves of minced garlic. I also used the garlic & herb boursin cheese. I had read the reviews which said the sauce was thin, so I dissolved 1 tsp of cornstarch in 1/3 cup of white wine and that thickened it up quite nicely. I was out of shells so I used angel hair pasta instead. This meal was yummy, super-satisfying, looked great and my kids ate it. What else can I ask for?

Mar 25, 2005

Oh my! This is excellent! It was a bad shopping day - my grocery store was out of asparagus and did not have the pepper Boursin cheese, so I sub'ed in Garlic & Herb Boursin and broccoli. A great meal!

Jun 07, 2005

Mmmm, this is delicious! I used light Garlic and Herb Boursin cheese (I tried the pepper variety last Christmas, and REALLY didn't like it) and also added a couple of minced garlic cloves. This is super easy, quick and very elegant! Thanks so much, Jasmine!

May 28, 2007

I loved this. I added some diced ham because my husband wants MEAT on his plate in some form. Didn't have shells, so I used penne. As others did, I cup up the asparagus and sauted it with the mushrooms. I used crimini mushrooms (which are really just small portobellos) because Trader Joe's sells them cheap! Also used garlic & herb boursin (also from TJs) because I couldn't find the pepper flavored kind. Will definately make again and I'll be on the look-out for the pepper cheese. The cheese was not expensive at all. Very good recipe.

Oct 21, 2005

This was a big hit at our Friday night family dinner. Because we have to serve 8, I used 1 1/2 pounds of mushrooms, a pound of pasta shells, one can of vegetable broth and 2 bags of select asparagus spears. I also used 2 containers (4.4 oz) of the light garlic & herb boursin cheese. The result was wonderful. It tasted very much like a rich mushroom stroganoff. It is not terribly attractive--it looks pretty much like the picture shown. But everyone liked it & requested that we add it to our regular rotation. While I was making it, the sauce looked very thin but once it was added to the pasta, it was great--just the right amount and not thin at all. I will make this again--by popular demand.

May 01, 2006

Wow, this was DELICIOUS!! I can't wait to make this for friends, they'll think I'm the gourmet cook that I wish I was! I chopped up the asparagus and that was great because you could get a bit with every bite. Next time I'm making double the recipe because it was sooo good for lunch the next day but there wasn't enough!


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  • Calories
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 388 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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