Here's a great weeknight pasta that highlights one of our favorite mushrooms and takes only minutes to prepare. The combination of earthy shiitakes and sharp cheese is perfect with lots of black pepper.Plus: More Pasta Recipes and Tips
Variation Add a couple of tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as chives, tarragon, thyme, or parsley, to the spaghetti along with the Parmesan.
The mix of flavors opens the door to all sorts of wine choices. To match the earthiness of the mushrooms, try a white based on the Chardonnay grape; a Bourgogne Blanc from France would be particularly good. To echo the black pepper, look for a red with a similar flavor, such as a Dolcetto from Italy or a Petite Sirah from California.