Thursday, November 30, 2023

La Pappardella Croatina served with the Pasta for which it is named #ItalianFWT

When you buy a bottle of wine named Pappardella it is only natural that you should pair it with the pasta for which it was named.  

Pasta and Wine

We are traveling to the Lombardy Region of Italy today......

Gwendolyn of Wine Predator is hosting this month.  You can learn more at her Invitation Post.  The Lombardy area of Italy consists of many different wine regions.  I am showcasing a wine from the Pavia region.  

Pavia region in Lombardy, Italy

Gwendolyn will be hosting an X chat on Saturday, December 2, at 11 AM ET.  I will be traveling home from my son's where I am celebrating Thanksgiving, so will not be joining in the chat but all are welcome and you will find the Italian Food Wine and Travel group very welcoming.  You will find them by following #ItalianFWT.  Here are some of the topics they will be discussing......

Bottle of Wine

Croatina is a red wine grape grown primarily in the Lombardy area of Italy.  I purchased this La Pappardella from my WSJ wine club for under $20.  It is medium-bodied and made to be paired with food.  Many Italian dishes would pair beautifully with this gorgeous red wine but I had to make Pappardelle Pasta, after all this wine is named for the famous Tuscan pasta.

Mushroom Pappardelle

I went with this quick and easy pasta recipe.  The earthiness of the mushrooms was a perfect pairing with this wine.  We enjoyed this as a Meatless Monday meal and it was a great start to the week.

Entrees, Pasta, Mushrooms, Meatless
Entrees, Pasta
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Mushroom Pappardelle

Mushroom Pappardelle

Tender Egg Pasta in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce that is ready in less than 10 minutes.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 20 Min


  • 1 lb. Pappardelle Pasta
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 c. chopped onions
  • 1/4 c. dry red wine
  • 1 (5 oz.) pkg. Boursin Cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook per package directions.
  2. As the pasta cooks, heat a skillet over med-high heat. Add the olive oil. When hot add the mushrooms and onions, season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook until mushrooms have released their juices and the liquid has started to evaporate. Add the wine and cook, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the skillet. Stir in the Boursin cheese until melted.
  4. Add the pasta, directly from the cooking water into the skillet, and toss with the mushrooms until coated, adding a little of the pasta cooking water if needed to loosen the sauce. Serve immediately

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

8.84 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.92 g

Carbs (grams)

84.01 g

Fiber (grams)

4.48 g

Net carbs

79.53 g

Sugar (grams)

3.68 g

Protein (grams)

17.95 g

Sodium (milligrams)

77.11 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

95.51 mg


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