Spicy spaghetti with garlic mushrooms

Spicy spaghetti with garlic mushrooms

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(85 ratings)

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

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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



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

  • 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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9th May, 2012
I love this. I cook it about once every 2 weeks. Its a perfect healthy mid-week meal, or lunch- of course I shower it with tons of parmesan before serving! I usually add more chilli and garlic- but I do that with everything.
24th Mar, 2012
Delicious meal and really good for when youre dieting! We added bacon pieces too though!
23rd Feb, 2012
Great dish but there wasn't enough sauce for my taste but just needed extra tomatoes.
8th Feb, 2012
Looked nothing like it did in the pic! Too spicy for me, but the mushrooms were tasty nonetheless. Will definitely use garlic puree next time though. A good quick tea!
24th Oct, 2011
This is lovely once you added to it. Taken from the advice above i used courgettes instead of celery, used more garlick and chilli. Definately needs more chiili. I also used a stock cube, marmite and a dash of Hendersons Relish (its a south yorkshire thing)...
20th Oct, 2011
I made this according to the recipe and I did enjoy it, I had big cloves of garlic so maybe that helped, but I agree that the tomato part of the sauce could have done with something... probably more garlic! Mine was fairly spicy, but I used a large red chilli, and left half the seeds in, as I was worried about blandness... will make again with a couple of small tweaks... overall though, a nice recipe!
28th Jun, 2011
Delicious! I've made this several times for dinner now. I add garlic and a splash of red wine to the pasta sauce for extra flavour.
21st May, 2011
Just had this for lunch, left out the celery as not the biggest fan but still tasted lovely. Doesn't take too long and was very easy! Next time will try to flavour the tomato sauce a little more also.
10th Apr, 2011
Fantastic quick supper and easy too. Very tasty!
30th Mar, 2011
I think there could have been more depth of flavour here, something was missing - tried adding balsamic vinegar but that didnt help. Wont cook it again.


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