Porcini (meaning "piglet" in Italian) mushrooms provide a rich, nutty flavour to dishes and can be used in a variety of ways from seasoning sauces to being pan-fried and served on toast as a snack or starter. Our dish uses dried porcini to season the creamy sauce and we've chosen penne pasta as the ridges in this pasta shape allow it to hold the sauce better.

Cook our delicious Wild Mushroom Penne in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Wild Mushroom Penne. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Garlic Paste pot, a Porcini Stock pot and a Porcini & Chive pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Wild Mushroom Penne in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Garlic Paste
  • Porcini Stock
  • Porcini & Chive

Your shopping list:

dried penne pasta
chestnut or button mushrooms
creme fraiche
of Parsley(optional)
grated Parmesan(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Get the pasta cooking according to pack instructions. (Before draining, see step 3). Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and then fry the onion for 3 mins, or until it becomes translucent.

  • 2.

    Add the Garlic Paste and the mushrooms to the onions and fry for 3 more mins over high heat. Add the Porcini Stock, the Porcini & Chive pot and the crème fraîche to the pan. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 2-3 mins. (Add a little more crème fraîche if it’s getting too dry)

  • 3.

    When the pasta is ready, use a mug to reserve a little of the cooking water (2 tbsp worth), and then drain the pasta into a colander. Add the pasta and the 2 tbsps of cooking water to the mushroom pan and cook for 2 mins, stirring all the time to fully coat the penne in the sauce.

  • 4.

    Serve in bowls with a sprinkle of chopped parsley on top with grated parmesan (if using).


Wild Mushroom Penne Reviews

BASED ON 126 reviews

Kerry - Oct 12, 2018

Not to our liking, but still a great dish

Julie - Oct 10, 2018

It was nice if you like a very strong mushroom taste. I added chicken and a chicken stock cube to try and dilute the strong mushroom flavour which helped but I wouldn’t order again. I have to say though it was quick and easy and a lovely consistency just not to my taste.

Camilla - Oct 02, 2018

Mushroom flavour too strong

Natasha - Sep 30, 2018

Too strong a flavour

Sharron - Sep 29, 2018

Loved it. Added some leeks and broccoli. Would recommend and have again.

Kate - Sep 24, 2018

Very salty

Linda - Sep 24, 2018

The flavour here was just...well, I could have stirred a tin of Cream of Mushroom soup into some pasta and gotten pretty much the same (poor) result with a tenth of the bother.

Mara - Sep 22, 2018


Rachael - Sep 21, 2018

My husband loved it I wasnt as thrilled. For me it was a little too overpowering. It wont put me off ordering again with some changes. Next time ill use normal mushrooms i stead of chestnut mushrooms, use much less mushrooms, add chicken and make it looser with more water.

Marie - Sep 21, 2018

Lovely flavour

Stef - Sep 19, 2018

Love it great so full of flavour and so so simple and quick

Jayne - Sep 19, 2018

We both loved this one. It makes a change from the usual tomato based pasta sauce. It is very easy to make too. Like another reviewer I thought there was a mistake with the quantity of mushrooms but I used the amount it stated and it worked. We did not find it too salty and we don't use a lot of salt. Would definitely make this again.

Suzie - Sep 18, 2018


Jo - Sep 17, 2018

So far our favourite absolutely delicious!!

Karen - Sep 17, 2018

Really tasty but was quite salty

toni - Sep 15, 2018

It was a bit strong for my taste

Jenni - Sep 15, 2018

Fantastic flavour

Victoria - Sep 13, 2018


Liz - Sep 12, 2018

I loved this. My husband felt it needed something else. Will definitely but next time may play with the recipe a little.

zowie - Sep 09, 2018

Lovely, a firm favourite with us.

zowie - Sep 09, 2018

Lovely, a firm favourite with us.

ALICIA - Sep 07, 2018

Way too salty and flavour too strong/ fake. Tastes like a ready meal, but you have to cook it! Hope the other two recipes are better

Lisa - Sep 03, 2018

Very nice, and simple to make

Natasha - Sep 02, 2018

Quite a strong flavour but pleasant enough

zowie - Sep 01, 2018

Can't believe how easy & tasty this was. Firm favourite.

Bridget - Sep 01, 2018

Added chicken to the recipe. Very tasty.

Laura - Aug 23, 2018

Beautiful creamy dish. Really enjoyed this dish. Used slightly less mushrooms than stated but it was perfect to me.

Claire - Aug 23, 2018

Amazing, but a little bit salty

Adrienn - Aug 23, 2018


H - Aug 19, 2018

Really tasty

Sharon - Aug 09, 2018

We both really enjoyed this but it was a bit on the salty side would cook with broccoli or something similar next time

Melanie - Aug 07, 2018

This was delicious Thought there was an error with recipe as that’s a lot of mushrooms- but did what it said and it was amazing

Sian - Aug 05, 2018

love love loved it

Sian - Jul 23, 2018

First one I've tried, it has quite a rich sauce but tasted lovely. Would make it again

Susan - Jul 21, 2018

Loved it, tasty and filling

Coleen - Jul 20, 2018

But too much mushroom for me!

Alice - Jul 11, 2018

Not bad.

Belinda - Jul 10, 2018

Full of flavour! The whole family loved it.

Robert - Jun 06, 2018

Very tasty and produced loads. Managed to cook in 15mins ..

Layla - Jun 03, 2018

Way to much garlic

Cara - May 31, 2018

Absolutely delicious, Kids loved it to!


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