Shiitake Chips on Mushroom Pasta

There’s nothing like creamy mushroom pasta served with contrasting Shittake Chips! This meal is easy to prepare, a version for babies and kids, and kick it up a notch for grown-ups with crunchy air-fried Shiitake mushrooms.

Mushroom pasta for whole family
An easy dish for the whole family

Everyone loves a smooth mushroom sauce, although kids can get tricky with some textures, so it is always better to blend it for them. Add more cream to the sauce if your kids are not into mushrooms or are just starting. This way, they will get the taste, bit by bit. For the grown-ups, fantastic crunchy Shiitake Chips made with a small amount of olive oil, thyme and salt in the Air fryer make this dish outstanding! This is an easy, breezy dish to make if you receive a family over for dinner or a busy weeknight!

The Air Fried Shiitake Chips

Shiitake Chips
The Shiitake Chips

If someone asks me; What is the best discovery you made with the Air Fryer Machine? I would say: Air Fried Shiitake Mushrooms! It takes no time, and it’s impossible to make otherwise, not in the oven nor deep fried, and it tastes fantastic! With the Air fryer, they get crips and bold flavour-wise; it’s mindblowing! You can serve a small bowl of them for the kids to try, if curious or for those who cannot get enough… Like me!

These chips are an umami bomb au natural! I principally use Shiitakes because they get slightly crunchier, and their flavour is more pronounced, but they could easily be made with any other mushrooms. Plus, it is suitable for tons of dishes like omelette, mushroom risotto, double baked potato, on top of Pepper sauce steak, etc.

Mushroom Health Benefits

shiitake mushroom chips

Mushrooms are one of the few veggies containing vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones and the immune system. It’s got a low-calorie count and contains lovely protein, zinc, potassium, vitamin B6, and much more, which makes it a super veggie for the whole family! This recipe is filled with them, and if you don’t find the shiitakes, use your favourite type of mushrooms. They are so polyvalent this way!

The Little One’s Version

Mushroom Pasta for baby or kids
The kid or baby version

As mentioned above, if your kid is affected by texture problems, you can add more cream to their sauce. My 5-year-old is turned off if there are too many things or textures in his meal. For the younger ones, fusilli was always one of my favourites for BLW (baby-led weaning). It could easily be macaroni, penne, the one with holes or spirals, and cooked longer than al dente. The babies can easily pick these up with their hands and make less mess than with long pasta.

Storage

The mushroom cream sauce can be kept in an airtight container for a few days in the fridge. It’s better not to freeze. As for the Shiitake Chips, better to eat them on the spot since those mushrooms are so good at sucking on every little bit of moisture around them. They wouldn’t stay crisp for too long.

Other Pasta Dishes

Mushroom chips on pasta

Mushroom Pasta with Shiitake Chips

Creamy mushroom pasta served with crunchy Shittake Chips! This meal is easy to prepare, a version for babies and kids, and kick it up a notch for grown-ups with crunchy Air fried Shiitake mushrooms.
5 from 21 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chips, cream, crisp, fusilli, mushroom, pasta, shiitake, thyme
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Marie Breton

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 600 g fusilli pasta or whatever shape you prefer

Mushroom Cream Sauce

  • 250 ml cream
  • 200 g Portobello mushrooms or button mushrooms
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 30 g flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp nut meg optional
  • salt and pepper

Shiitake Chips

  • 200 g shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp thyme optional
  • salt

Instructions

  • Start by reducing in a skillet or pan the onion and portobello mushrooms in the olive oil at medium-low heat until soft (about 10-15 minutes).
  • Cook the pasta in a big pot of boiling water (at same time).
  • Mix all the ingredients for the Shiitake Chips and cook in the Air fryer at 200°C (400F°) for 12 minutes or until crisp.
  • Add the garlic and parsley about 2 minutes before adding the cream and nutmeg.
  • Don't let the cream boil; bring it to fume and stop the fire.
  • Blend with an immersion blender and adjust the sauce with more or less cream (for kids more cream at first).
  • Add cream to the cooked pasta, mix and top with the crunchy shiitake chips.

Video

Notes

Serve with parmesan and extra Shiitake Chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1136IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Pasta with Shiitake Chips
Amount per Serving
Calories
456
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Trans Fat
 
0.001
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
36
mg
12
%
Sodium
 
23
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
432
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
62
g
21
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
12
g
24
%
Vitamin A
 
1136
IU
23
%
Vitamin C
 
12
mg
15
%
Calcium
 
54
mg
5
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Shiitake Chips on mushroom pasta
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13 Comments

  • Sandhya S

    5 stars
    The shiitake chips on mushroom pasta were a delightful combination! We couldn’t get enough of the crispy texture and rich flavors.

  • Patricia

    5 stars
    Thank you, thank you for this recipe! I cannot wait to make these (I’m a mushroom lover) – how great that they’ll add crispiness to a lovely pasta dish!

  • Cara

    5 stars
    I’m such a fan of this recipe! I love anything umami and look for any excuse to use shiitakes in a meal!

  • Shay L.

    5 stars
    The mushroom cream sauce was very good! I used gluten free pasta and the Shiitake Chips were a fun addition!

  • Julie

    5 stars
    What a fabulous use of mushrooms! I loved all the flavors in this and my kids ate it up. Such fantastic dinner ideas. This one is a keeper!

  • Megan

    5 stars
    Mushrooms, cream and pasta is one of my favorite combinations, and I love how you added the nutmeg, too. Thanks for this lovely, kid-friendly recipe!

  • Bernice

    5 stars
    What?! No way! I love the dried mushroom snacks you can get at Costco and I never even thought of making them with my air fryer. Once I got my replacement air fryer, this was the first recipe I tried. So good!

  • Vanessa

    5 stars
    I love all the different textures in this dish. The shitake chips are next level!

  • Sangeetha

    My Neice & Nephew loved this!!! The combo of creamy mushroom pasta with crispy shiitake chips was such a unique and flavorful idea.

  • nancy

    5 stars
    i can eat just Shittake Chips forever. those are super tasty and addicting. adding to the mushroom pasta really gives it an added texture. Everyone loved it and asked for seconds!

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