Herby mushroom pasta

Herby mushroom pasta

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(31 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 2
A quick, low-fat idea for a midweek supper - good if you're on a budget at around £1.15 a head

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal235
  • fat2g
  • saturates0.2g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.25g
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  • 250g field or portobello mushrooms, thickly sliced



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced or crushed
  • 150ml vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 250g penne pasta (or other tube shapes)
  • 3 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • zest 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  1. Put the mushrooms, mustard, garlic and vegetable stock into a frying pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins or until the stock has nearly all evaporated and the mushrooms are soft.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Drain and toss with the mushrooms, parsley and lemon zest. Season to taste and serve straightaway.

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Comments (47)

lg_hendo's picture

Does anyone know how many portions this recipe makes ?

mrsnoonoo's picture

Didn't have enough taste for me although it was filling.

bethocallaghan's picture

I tried it with the aubergine (as suggested as an alternative) - wasn't so keen to be honest - still love the mushroom version though.

eleanormayo's picture

Really easy & lovely with wholewheat pasta - give it a good nutty flavour. I often stir through a little half fat creme fraiche too.

emmahis's picture

This was really lovely. The mushrooms tasted fantastic with the lemon. I added a couple of tablespoons of creme fraiche.

cmrene's picture

Surprisingly substantial - amazingly quick and simple

bethocallaghan's picture

Really good easy weekday meal.


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