Mushroom and Parmesan Penne

I'm always experimenting with new ways to make flavourful pasta, and you would probably be surprised how tasteful this one is. 

This pasta recipe doesn't give a sauce, but instead an incredibly delicious meal that's so quick and easy to make. The Parmesan cheese has almost a bitter, nutty taste, so you can easily make it milder by adding less Parmesan. I love the taste of Parmesan cheese so I added an extra tablespoon just for the sake of it. It resembles mac 'n' cheese in a way, only difference is that this one tastes heaps better!

Life is too short for boring pasta recipes.


Mushroom and Parmesan Penne



READY IN 20 min




Penne pasta

2 tbsp butter

4 small fresh mushrooms

3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese



Fresh parsley (optional)



Cook the pasta. Follow the instructions on the packaging.

Slice the mushrooms. Using a relatively big frying pan, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté for about 8 minutes, until the mushrooms are soft and golden brown.

Drain the pasta and add it to the frying pan. Stir until combined. Then add the Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh parsley.

Ragnhild Utne is a 24-year-old photographer and creative based in Stavanger, Norway, and London, UK. She recently graduated from RMIT University, Melbourne, with a BA in Photography and is now pursuing an MA in Communication Design at Ravensbourne.


Her interest in photography began at a young age, borrowing her dad’s camera, using her friends as models and exploring the world of dreamy light and glittering eyes. In 2011, after finishing High School, she became a student at Elverum Folk High School. Here, she was given the opportunity to delve into a world where personal growth and creativity were in focus. After falling madly in love with photography over and over again, she mid-year decided to pursue a career within Media and Communications.

She has over the last few years approached different creative fields, and have gained a keen interest in graphic and web design, publication and journalism.

During her studies at an overseas institution, she has been volunteering at Association of Norwegian Students Abroad, as Head of ANSA Australia and later Member of the Board of Directors. She is currently Web Officer at ANSA UK.