Mushroom Pasta Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Mushroom Pasta is one quick and easy vegetarian dinner. You'll make it a few times a week!

Pasta is the ultimate comfort food around our house! It’s also about the easiest thing that you can cook.

Mushroom Pasta Photo

Even my kids know how to make a simple plate of pasta. They typically just want a sauce with tomato, butter and cheese, but I tend to want to take it a step further.

The kids also like just olive oil and cheese. Simple ingredients but the flavors are so good!

When deciding what kind of sauce to use, I reach for ingredients that I normally have in my refrigerator.

Mushroom Pasta Picture

Mushrooms, zucchini, and tomatoes are staples in my refrigerator. Also, onions and herbs are best to have around when wanting to add flavor to your pasta.

The great thing about making a dish that includes mushrooms is that you can go with a fresh variety or you can use canned. I keep both around just in case!

Canned mushrooms typically come already sliced and cleaned, so it takes some of the work out of the process.

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How To Make Mushroom Pasta Sauce

To make the mushroom sauce, I went with baby portobello mushrooms. They have a flavor that is earthier and are a little meatier than white button mushrooms.

Making the sauce is super simple. All you need to do is add your mushrooms, onions, garlic and salt to a sauté pan and let the mushrooms soften a little.

So easy and takes very little time!

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To Make Mushroom Pasta:

There was some debate in my house on which type of noodle to use. I tend to go with a shorter noodle like penne when I am cooking pasta, but ultimately a longer noodle pairs well with this type of sauce.

File 1 - Mushroom Pasta

You can use spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccine. All are equally good with the sauce.

Looking for more simple and easy recipes with mushrooms? How about this instant pot creamy mushroom risotto or this pancetta mushroom fettuccine! Enjoy!

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Mushroom Pasta Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 16 ounces Dry Spaghetti, Linguine or other long noodle
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 32 ounces Baby Bella Mushrooms, (2 pounds), cleaned and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Parsley
  • Black Pepper, for taste


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water cook pasta according to the package. About 9 minutes.
  2. While it cooks, add olive oil, onion and garlic to a large saute pan. Cook for 3 minutes or until onions are softened.
  3. Add mushrooms and salt. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until mushrooms are softened.
  4. Add in parsley. Stir.
  5. Pour sauce over pasta and toss. Top with cheese.
  6. Serve immediately and ENJOY!


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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 52
Calories 541

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 1168mg
Total Carbohydrate 84g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

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Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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