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
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 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



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 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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7th Jun, 2016
Is it 300g of dried pasta or cooked pasta??
10th Oct, 2013
I've made this today and added more garlic like everyone else, it was nice but think it needed more tomatoes (I halved everything as was for 2) and the addition of spinach, bacon or salami sounds like a good idea is will try that next time :)
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19th Jul, 2013
It's absolutely delicious. Have added some spinach to the sauce and it's just amazing! Definitely something we'll regularly have on our table.
11th Jul, 2013
Made this today using extra garlic and chilli as others suggested. also added some sliced salami at the same time as the garlic. The meal was a great hit with the whole family, will definitely make it again.
11th Jul, 2013
Made this tonight, as a low cholesterol pasta dish. Was okay but could've done with the tomato sauce being a bit sweeter and wasn't very spicy either. Would maybe try adding a teaspoon of sugar or some sweet chilli sauce next time.
8th Jul, 2013
Made this tonight as had most of the ingredients in. Did not add the celery but used up some corgette and a yellow pepper instead. Added some bacon lardon and it was a bit hit! Very easy cooking for a Monday evening. Forgot to add that I added 3 cloves of garlic as we all love it!
27th Apr, 2013
I'm going to use this for my home economic test it is a practical not sure though can anyone give me any advice (it has to be vegetarian) Thanks
28th Mar, 2013
It was alright. Better than throwing the mushrooms that I had leftover away.
8th Jan, 2013
I used corriander instead of parsley and it tasted fantastic - adding a little edge to the dish.
21st Dec, 2012
I haven't tried this yet but I know that if you crush garlic rather than slice it, it will give you a stronger flavour. The larger the garlic piece, the milder the flavour.


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