Wild Mushrooms with Cognac & Truffle

Wild Mushrooms with Cognac and Truffle Oil.  These wild mushrooms are sauteed with butter, shallots, garlic, cognac, and truffle oil to make a delicious sauce.  It’s tossed with spaghetti, and topped with grated ricotta salata to create a flavorful and exquisite dish that is ready in minutes!  If you love the taste of truffles, then this recipe is for you!


What are Truffles?

Truffles are those funny-looking crater-shaped mushrooms imported from Italy with a distinct smell.  They are usually served with pasta or over risotto during the fall season when truffles are in season, and they are very expensive little critters if you ask me.

But the good news is – you don’t have to wait for the truffle season to enjoy this delicious dish!

With this recipe, you can learn how to make this exquisite restaurant-style dish in the comfort of your own home.  🙂

You either like the flavor of these truffles or you don’t.  But if you DO? …then this is a luxurious dish for you to try!!


Spaghetti with Wild Mushrooms, Cognac and Truffle Oil by 2sistersrecipes.com


Real Mushroom Truffles versus Truffle-Flavored Oils…

Real truffles are imported from Italy and are extremely expensive. So if you crave this kind of dish and would like to make it home, here is the best way to enjoy their flavors.

Truffle-flavored olive oil is the closest thing to giving you the authentic taste of those little truffles. The taste is like you’re eating the real thing!

Best part?  It’s affordable. 🙂

Imported truffle-flavored oils can be found in most gourmet supermarkets, along with ricotta salata cheese (sold in a solid wedge) which can be found in the gourmet cheese section.

Also, you can find 2 kinds of truffle-flavored oils sold in gourmet markets.  The most popular ones are Black Truffle Oil and White Truffle Oil.  

Basically, they taste exactly the same.  But, you’ll be glad to know with this recipe you can use either one!


Spaghetti with Wild Mushrooms, Cognac and Truffle Oil by 2sistersrecipes.com

Ingredients Overview for Wild Mushrooms with Cognac and Truffle Oil

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For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Exotic Mushroom Blend (Baby Bella, Shitake, Oyster, Cremini) – 1 package, about 4 ounces.
  • White Button Mushrooms – 1 (8 ounces) package of white button mushrooms, rinsed and sliced.
  • Shallots – you will need only 2 shallots, finely sliced.
  • Garlic – you will need at least 2 garlic cloves, sliced.
  • Butter – you will need about 3 Tbsp. salted butter, to give some extra richness to this simple sauce.
  • Olive Oil – about 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Seasonings only some salt and cayenne pepper is required.
  • Cognac (any brand) – only 1 ounce of Cognac is needed to flavor the sauce.
  • Herbs – you will need some freshly chopped parsley, about 2 Tbsp.
  • Truffle Oil – about 2 Tbsp. Truffle Oil (white or black)
  • Pasta an Italian package of spaghetti is required for this recipe.
  • Cheese – 1 small package (4 ounces) of – freshly grated, set aside
Wild Mushrooms with Cognac and Truffle Oil.  by 2sistersrecipes.com

Tips on How to Clean Mushrooms…

  • An easy way to clean mushrooms is to place them into a bowl, sprinkle table salt over them, and then fill the bowl with cold water.
  • Gently rub the mushrooms with your fingers to allow soil and dirt to fall off and run to the bottom. Then rinse mushrooms clean and drain.


Q & A…

1. Can we use any mushrooms with this recipe?

  • Yes, you can! You can use most mushrooms, or make this sauce with only one mushroom of your choice such as white button, or cremini mushrooms.

2. How much truffle oil to use?

  • It’s best not to use too much, or it will turn out overpowering.
  • First, stir in ONLY 1 tablespoon with the mushrooms.  Then when you toss the mushroom sauce with your pasta, take a taste and see if you think you will need additional truffle oil.
  • You can add additional truffle oil to your preference. But be careful!  Too much truffle oil can ruin the dish.


3. Which grated cheese is best for serving?

  • To give a punch more flavor to this spaghetti with wild mushrooms dish, I prefer grated Ricotta Salata cheese sprinkled on top just before serving.
  • Ricotta Salata is a hard cheese, cured in salt, and it is a milky white cheese that is normally on the salty side.  It comes in a solid wedge, and you will have to grate some before serving.

4. Why choose ricotta salata over other cheeses?

Freshly grated ricotta salata enhances the aromas of these wild mushrooms, giving them the ultimate final touch to this dish. Plus, it makes it “extra special” to top this exquisite meal.


A wedge of Ricotta Salata cheese is grated into a plate.  by 2sistersrecipes.com


Wild mushrooms with cognac and truffle oil make a wonderful sauce! Best when served with risotto and a variety of your favorite pasta, such as spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, and even pappardelle.

Works great with gluten-free pasta too!

This recipe was adapted from our dearest friends, Christine and Cesare who are avid cooks themselves.  They make this magnificent dish every time they entertain guests.

Try this recipe!  It’s easy, delicious and it’s ready with no stress and no fuss!  Now that’s my kind of dinner!


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Spaghetti with Wild Mushrooms, Cognac and Truffle Oil by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Wild Mushrooms with Cognac and Truffle Oil

Spaghetti with Wild Mushrooms, Cognac and Truffle Oil by 2sistersrecipes.com

Wild mushrooms are gently sauteed with butter, shallots, garlic, cognac, and truffle oil to create an amazing flavorful sauce and it's tossed with spaghetti to create this amazing pasta dish! Your family and friends will LOVE this easy, delicious, and very affordable dinner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 (4 ounce) package exotic mushroom blend (Baby Bella, Shitake, Oyster, Cremini)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package white button mushrooms, rinsed and sliced
  • 2 shallots - finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves- sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. salted butter
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 ounce Cognac (any brand)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. Truffle Oil
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 small package ricotta salata - freshly grated, set aside


  1. In a large skillet, heat butter and olive oil on low heat. Add shallots, and garlic and saute until soft and translucent about 2 minutes.
  2. First, add into the mixture the white button mushrooms only. Cook mushrooms for 3 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. White mushrooms are not as delicate as exotic mushrooms and need more time to cook.
  3. Next, add the exotic mushroom blend, cayenne pepper, salt and parsley. Pour in the Cognac and raise heat to high for 1 minute, allowing the alcohol to infuse with mushrooms. Lower heat and cover.
  4. Simmer on low heat for another 2 to 3 minutes, until mushrooms are tender.
  5. Turn off the heat. Taste the sauce, and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Then stir in Truffle Oil. (Optional: you may add additional truffle oil to your preference). But be careful, too much truffle oil can ruin the dish.
  7. Meanwhile, In a large pot of boiling water, add 1 tablespoon of salt. Toss in the spaghetti and cook until it is al-dente ( tender to the bite). Reserve 1/4 cup of the hot liquid, and set it aside. When the spaghetti is ready - drain in a colander. Then place spaghetti back into the pot.
  8. Turn the heat on again and on low heat. Transfer wild mushroom cognac truffle sauce over the spaghetti, add in the reserved liquid, and toss to combine well.
  9. Ladle into individual bowls. Top each dish with freshly grated ricotta salata. Serve immediately.
  10. Serves 4 to 6

Nutrition Information:


6 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 18.7gCarbohydrates: 26.3gFiber: 2gSugar: 1.4gProtein: 8g

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    1. Hi Linda! Sounds great! Let us know, how it turns out with some cream added. I bet it will be fabulous! Have a wonderful holiday!
      best regards.