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Farro pasta with pioppini mushrooms

Farro Pasta with Pioppini Mushrooms

Cameroni Farro Pasta with Pioppini Mushrooms, Peperoncino and Tomatoes has amazing flavor and a great textured farro pasta. Cameroni is a short ribbed pasta similar to rigatoni.
Course First Course, Lunch, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword farro, mushrooms, pasta, pioppini mushrooms
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 439kcal
Author Wendy


  • 250 grams Farro Pasta
  • ½ Onion minced
  • 1 Garlic minced
  • 1 Peperoncino minced
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 250 grams Pioppini mushrooms trimmed and flash rinsed
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 50 grams Parmesan cheese finely grated, optional
  • 1 tbsp Parsley, minced


To clean the pioppini mushrooms:

  • Pioppini mushrooms come in a tight cluster with a root base. First you need to cut them away from the root base.
  • It's impossible to brush the mushrooms clean as they are so small so just before you add them to the sauce place them in a colander and flash rinse them in cool water for ten to fifteen seconds..

To prepare the sauce:

  • Mince the onion, garlic and peperoncino (hot chili pepper).
  • Sauté the onion, garlic and peperoncino in the olive oil on a low flame until the onion is tender and translucent. If necessary, add a few tablespoons of water so the onion doesn't burn.
  • Add the tomato and several tablespoons of water and cook covered until the tomato is soft.
  • Add the pioppini mushrooms and cook covered until just tender.

Cook the pasta:

  • In the meantime, cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. The water should taste like the sea.
  • Drain the pasta, reserving about a half cup of the cooking water.
  • Toss the pasta in the mushroom sauce and if the pasta seems too dry add some of the reserved cooking water.
  • Toss in the Parmesan cheese and place the pasta in a serving dish.
  • Sprinkle with the parsley and serve.


Serving: 80g | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 1836mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 4mg