Please consult the OU's guidelines for checking fruits and vegetables.

Fettucini Pasta Morello
Fettucini Pasta Morello Eileen Goltz. | Dairy

Serves 4.

Fresh parsley tends to be infested with aphids, thrips and other insects. Please check “Special Instructions” below for instructions on checking these for insect infestation.


10 oz. fettuccini noodles

2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese

2 oz. butter

1 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

2 oz. chopped mushrooms

1 oz. morels (dried) or 5 oz. (fresh)

Salt and pepper

thyme to taste


Boil the noodles in salt water. Add a little oil (no lid). Boil vigorously about 6 to 8 minutes. Do not overcook. Rinse off in warm water. Strain and set aside.

In a saute pan saute the onion, garlic, mushrooms and morels in the butter. Add the noodles and cream and cook, stirring occasionally for 4 minutes. Add the parsley, mushrooms, salt, pepper and thyme. Mix to combine. Add the cheese stir for one minute and serve.

Fresh Parsley and Insect Infestation Fresh parsley (as well as the following herbs: basil, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme) are often used as spices or garnishing. Aphids, thrips and other insects may often be found on the leaves and stems of these herbs. Insects tend to nestle in the crevices between the leaves and branches of herbs. These insects can curl up and stick to the leaf once they come in contact with water. Curly leaf parsley is very difficult to check. It is therefore recommended that only flat leaf parsley be used. Please Note: Curly leaf parsley is very difficult to check. It is therefore recommended that only flat leaf parsley be used. Vegetable spinners, power hoses, and light boxes are not always available in the home. We therefore recommend the following alternate procedure. 1. Soak herbs in a solution of cold water and vegetable wash. The proper amount of vegetable wash has been added when some bubbles are observed in the water. (In the absence of vegetable wash, several drops of concentrated non-scented liquid detergent may be used. However, for health reasons, thoroughly rinse off the soapy solution.) 2. Agitate the herbs in the soapy water, in order to loosen the sticking excretion of the bugs. 3. Using a heavy stream of water, thoroughly wash off the soap and other foreign matter from the herbs. 4. Check both sides of each leaf under direct light. 5. If one or two insects are found, rewash the herbs. 6. If any insects are found after repeating the agitation process twice, the entire bunch must be discarded.