Spelt Creste di Gallo with Mushrooms, Basil and Parmesan

September 04, 2018


Serving Size: 3-4
Skill: easy
Cook Time: 20 minutes

  • 1 pack Della Terra Spelt Creste di Gallo
  • 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz medium size mushrooms (button, cremini, shiitake), trim the stems and quarter the mushrooms
  • 1/2 medium size onion, small dice
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Pinch of salt, to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp of butter (optional)
  • 1/4 bunch of basil, sliced or torn
  • Parmesan, finely grated (Parmigiano Reggiano is best)


  1. In a large fry pan, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil and mushrooms over med-high heat.
  2. When the mushrooms begin to sizzle, turn the heat to medium.
  3. As the mushrooms begin to brown, add the onion and half of the butter, freshly ground black pepper and turn the heat to med-low.
  4. When the onion is tender add a splash of water or chicken stock to slow the cooking. Turn the heat off.
  5. Cook the pasta per package suggestion. Taste to piece to ensure that you are satisfied with the al dente, cook a little more if you prefer.
  6. When the pasta is cooked add it to the pan with the sauce and toss together. 
  7. Add the remaining olive oil and butter, add a splash of pasta water if needed.
  8. Garnish with the basil and grated parmesan.

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