Rigatoni with rich mushroom sauce

Rigatoni with rich mushroom sauce

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins - 12 mins


Serves 4
A low-fat dinner which counts as 1 of 5-a-day, ready in just 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal300
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs60g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.56g
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  • 300g rigatoni
  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 300g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • few thyme sprigs or good pinch dried


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 150ml beef consommé from a can



    The classic choice of meat for a British Sunday roast. Beef is full of flavour, as…

  • 2 tsp tomato purée


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water, according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and fry gently for 5 mins until softened. Stir in the mushrooms and thyme, then add the consommé and tomato purée and bring to the boil.

  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 mins until the mushrooms are tender. Drain the pasta, return to the pan and stir in the mushroom sauce.

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8th Sep, 2013
With a vegetarian in the house I supplemented the consommé with a can of Campbell's mushroom soup and we all loved it!! Mushroomy and full of flavour...
22nd Feb, 2012
I thought this was OK, not as flavoursome as it could be, although I did sub ordinary button mushrooms and beef stock made from from granules as I was only making half the recipe and didn't want to go out and buy anything special.
1st Dec, 2010
Healthy and filling, but underwhelming.
6th Aug, 2010
add a couple of tablespoons of brandy and a large knob of butter to improve taste and texture.
14th Oct, 2009
Not the best!
30th Nov, 2007
Ok for a quick supper, but not one I would rush to make again.
29th Nov, 2007
Relatively easy weekday meal. Nice as a change not sure I'd make it again though
8th Nov, 2007
not so tasty
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