Spicy spaghetti with garlic mushrooms

Spicy spaghetti with garlic mushrooms

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A low fat, fail-safe pasta dish that will proves that it's just as easy to whip up a meal as it is to turn on the microwave

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
346
protein
12g
carbs
62g
fat
7g
saturates
1g
fibre
5g
sugar
7g
salt
0.35g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g pack chestnut mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • small bunch parsley, leaves only
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1⁄2 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, (or use drieds chilli flakes)
  • 300g spaghetti

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Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add the mushrooms, then fry over a high heat for 3 mins until golden and softened. Add the garlic, fry for 1 min more, then tip into a bowl with the parsley. Add the onion and celery to the pan with the rest of the oil, then fry for 5 mins until lightly coloured.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, chilli and a little salt, then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 mins until thickened. Meanwhile, boil the spaghetti, then drain. Toss with the sauce, top with the garlicky mushrooms, then serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2008

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viviennes_moon's picture

This is a very easy, cheap and delicious meal. I used chilli flakes and added quite a lot, and it worked really well - the dish had a good 'kick'. Also, being a big cheese fan, I added cheddar cheese on top of the mushrooms once served. Excelent dish - a must try! Enjoy!

adelaprater's picture
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Nice, easy tasty dish.

I added more garlic, chilies and bacon for the texture
It worked very well.

ailie1's picture
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Really good and easy recipe, really quick when coming in from work. I did add more chilli to add to the spice rating.
Thoroughly recommend

clairefiorentino's picture
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too hot for the family's taste. maybe i put too much chilli in. next time i think i will reduce a little bit of chilli and add some bacon to the tomato sauce. And a bit more garlic to the mushrooms.

hilarywalsh's picture

This is one of my son's favourites I add a full red chilli chopped and chopped lean grilled bacon this gives it a bit more taste plus the Worstershire Sauce.

heath200's picture
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I cooked this for my son's vegetarian girlfriend and she went off with the recipe! I added some green, yellow and orange peppers after frying the onions and tomato puree before the tinned tomatoes, I also rinsed the tin with some water for more liquid. It really was delicious, definitely do it again.

lisalovesmanolo's picture

This is great and really easy. I adapted the recipe for 2 but kept the chilli and garlic quantities much the same. This gave it a real kick but still didn't swamp the veg flavours. I also went for courgette rather than celery as it was in the fridge. The sauce cooked more quickly than suggested at the reduced portion size and needed a little thinning to keep it going while the pasta cooked. However, this didn't seem to spoil the flavour. I'm new to cooking veggie but this is certainly one for the binder!

nimster's picture

I'm going to make this tonight and add bacon to it for a meaty flavour. Will give you the verdict afterwards!

karen711's picture
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Made this last week, went down well with everyone, added extra garlic, tomato puree and a splash of tabasco and left out the celery. All plates were cleared. Will definately make again, probably with the courgette instead of the celery as previously suggested.

hargey1's picture
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made this last night tasty for heathly low fat food would make again

hotstock100's picture

Having read the other comments I doubled the garlic and used chorizo to add another dimension. A squeeze of lemon juice just before serving finished it off nicely!

eleenia's picture
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I did this tonight and followed a few people's advice - added tomato ketchup, tomato puree, more garlic to the tomato sauce, Lee & perrins, more chilli and a splash of tabasco and it was delicious.

lizzie-n's picture
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I really liked it, it was nice and simple to make, perfect for a quick supper, though I added some herbs and black pepper to the sauce

spaghettilegs's picture

After reading other comments prior to making this, I added 3 sliced cloves garlic to the mushrooms. I also added 2 crushed cloves to the tomato sauce along with red wine, spinach, worcester sauce and fresh basil. At the very end I put in some King Prawns. Also added more chili flakes than suggested in recipe. Didn't add the celery but was absolutely delish!! Popeye loved it!

jb5370's picture
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This is lovely - so quick and easy and very adaptable. I too missed out the celery which my husbnd hates and put in some courgettes instead. I also added a couple of tablespoons of single cream. Fab!

laurenallchurch's picture
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Went down well with the family though I found it a little bland - even though I added extra garlic, tomato puree and some Worcestershire sauce. Could have done with a little something extra. However, good value and possibly a regular dish with a bit of experimentation.

danielclegg's picture
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Very nice, very quick, good solid soup will feed the hungry. I added chorizo sausage as I hadn't enough bacon, was delicious.

sarahcockerill's picture
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I tried this with extra garlic and worcester sauce but it was still a bit bland and lacking in depth. I probably won't try it again.

denisebrise's picture
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After reading the comments that everyone made, I added a teaspoon of brown sugar (to beat the acidity), some tomato concentrate and a bit of stock (veg or meat) to liven up the sauce. Never fails!

fkheyish's picture

this looks great! Im might make it with my friend for a charity fundraiser! It looks really simple aswell also i love mushrooms and garlic but im going to take the advice of people here to put more garlic and different flavours

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