Fettuccine Boscaiola

Is it possible to create creamy Fettuccine Boscaiola without cream?

My fettuccine boscaiola recipe uses two types of cheese: mascarpone, and pecorino to create the most decadent cream. This combination helps create an addictive sauce and the Italian sausage and mushrooms add a delicious heartiness to the meal. It’s not traditional but even Nonna asked me for the recipe – she couldn’t resist!

Watch the Fettuccine Boscaiola video recipe:

How To Make FETTUCCINE BOSCAIOLA Like an Italian

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Egg fettucine or egg tagliatelle

2 Italian pork and fennel sausages

200g/7 oz sliced mushrooms (any variety)

3 Tbsp pecorino cheese

3 Tbsp mascarpone cheese

2 garlic cloves

Bunch of parsley

Half glass of white wine (about ½ cup)

4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

Salt & pepper

1 Tbsp rock salt (for boiling the pasta)



1 small paring knife

Plate (to hold + cut sausages)

1 fork (to press sausages)

1 large saucepan

Garlic press

Wooden spoon

1 large pot (to boil pasta)

Tongs (to remove pasta from water)



  1. Time to start the fettuccine boscaiola recipe! Using a small paring knife, remove the sausage casings then press the sausages down using a fork on a plate.

VINCENZO’S PLATE TIP: Pressing the sausages down makes them easier and faster to cook.

  1. Place the pan on your stove and turn the heat to medium before pouring in 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and then add the sausages. Make sure to keep pressing the sausages as they cook, trying to separate them into smaller pieces.
  2. Crush the garlic, adding it to the pan then add the mushrooms and stir to combine the flavors.
  3. Once the meat starts to brown for the fettuccine boscaiola, it’s time to add the wine. 

VINCENZO’S PLATE TIP: If you prefer not to use wine, you can use the same amount of water instead for fettuccine boscaiola.

  1. The meat mixture will take about 10 minutes to cook. During this time, make sure to continue breaking down the sausage mince using a wooden spoon until you have smaller pieces.
  2. While this continues to simmer, add 5L of water to a large pot and when it boild, add 1 tablespoon of rock salt. Then, add the pasta to the salted boiling water and give it a quick stir.
  3. Follow the length of time for your pasta; mine will take about 7 minutes.
  4. Season your meat mixture with salt and a generous helping of pepper and stir to combine. Keep cooking until the mixture thickens slightly and there is very little liquid.
  5. Add some parsley to the meat and gently cook on a low heat until the pasta is ready.
  6. Don’t forget to grab a mug full of pasta water for the fettuccine boscaiola sauce before tipping out the pot!
  7. Add the al dente pasta into the same pan with the meat mixture using tongs or a hand sieve. 
  8. Next, add the mascarpone in and stir until it melts.
  9. Add about half a mug of pasta water then stir – Or toss if you’re able to!

VINCENZO’S PLATE TIP: Don’t be afraid to add the pasta water in; the fettuccine will soak it up.

  1. Take the pan off the stove and add the pecorino and remaining parsley. Toss to create a delicious creamy fettuccine boscaiola. 

How To Make FETTUCCINE BOSCAIOLA Like an Italian

pasta boscaiola

italian boscaiola

How to Serve:

Add your desired portion of this rich, creamy fettuccine bascaiola to your favorite serving dishes. It’s important to get a generous helping of the sauce, mushrooms, and sausage bits on top of the pasta. Don’t forget the finishing touch – an extra sprinkle of pecorino romano cheese! 

You can also add parmesan cheese to this dish – Don’t be afraid to add extra cheese, you can never go wring with more!  

italian fettuccine boscaiola

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Here are 2 more Mushroom Pasta Recipes you must try:

creamy mushroom pasta recipe

mushroom alfredo pasta

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