Spicy spaghetti with garlic mushrooms

Spicy spaghetti with garlic mushrooms

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


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

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal346
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre5g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.35g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 250g pack chestnut mushroom, thickly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • small bunch parsley, leaves only



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

  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped



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  • 1 onion, finely chopped



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  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 1⁄2 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, (or use drieds chilli flakes)
  • 300g spaghetti


  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.

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Comments (86)

laurenallchurch's picture

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

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

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

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

leamac83's picture

This was nice as a midweek meal but too much pasta. I added courgettes and some roast peppers from a jar along with extra garlic in the sauce and a splash of red wine and Lea & Perrins. Perfect!

dylanski's picture

Loved this, especially the warmth of the chili coming through. I also added extra garlic, tom puree & some red wine to the sauce. The mushrooms were delicious.

juliebush's picture

A tasty and unusual way to use up the celery in our veg box delivery.

clairewarnes's picture

really really tasty! i used courgettes instead of celery and added some chick peas which worked really well i also used a garlic paste which worked better with the mushrooms. i added a few pinches of dried mixed herbs which was also nice and gave it a good flavour.
will make again for sure!

tphotiou's picture

This was a quick and easy week night meal but I have to agree that it was missing something. It definitely needed a little more chilli or garlic. The garlic in the mushrooms wasn't really strong enough to carry the dish. I kept the celery in and actually quite liked it even though I'm not usually a fan.

ourshell's picture

Agree with the others that it lacked something - although a splash of red wine to the sauce helped. More garlic would have improved the flavour I think. Added a handful of wilted spinach to up the veggie content.

noodlenest's picture

Just made this, very tasty but probably could do with a mroe intense flavour might stir in some tomato puree nxt time.

lianxjamie's picture

This was a lovely meal but i also lacked something, i think some sausages would go lovely with this!

mariefa's picture

Used courgettes instead of celery as Dawn did,used passatta instead of tinned tomatos and added a splash of worcester sauce. Very tasty! Will definately make this again.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

I added extra garlic to the mushrooms and put some garlic into the tomato sauce along with a dollop of tomato ketchup.
Very tasty and quick.

linkevica's picture

tasty. next time will add some flavour to the tomato sauce.

adeleg's picture

Easy to cook, very tasty and filling!! Will definitely make it again.

elizaalice's picture

This is a really lovely recipe, so easy yet delicious. I added a little garlic to the tomato sauce for more flavour.

kraftytrav's picture

It was tasty but felt like something was missing, needed a bit more flavour. Will def make again and experiment a bit.

maddieson's picture

Needed much more garlic and chilli flakes than the reciepe suggested


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