Easy Mushroom Pasta

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Easy Mushroom Pasta comes together in minutes. Spaghetti is coated in a simple sauce made from seasoned sautéed mushrooms and parmesan cheese.

Fork full of mushroom pasta being lifted up out of a bowl.

This pasta is so easy and versatile. Sometimes I make it as a main dish and sometimes I make it as a side dish. Try it with my Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken.

How To Make Easy Mushroom Pasta

Note: This is a summary. The full printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

  • Boil some spaghetti.
  • As the pasta cooks, make the mushroom sauce.
  • Add butter and olive oil to a skillet.
  • Add sliced mushrooms. Cook.
Skillet full of mushrooms sautéed in butter and oil.
  • Add chopped onions. Cook.
  • Add minced garlic, salt, pepper, and dried thyme. Cook.
Skillet full of sautéed mushrooms, onions, garlic, and seasonings.
  • Reserve 1 cup of the starchy cooking water from the pasta.
  • Add some of the water to the skillet.
  • Scrape up any brown bits off the bottom of the skillet.
Skillet full of cooked mushroom and onion sauce for spaghetti.
  • Drain the water from the pasta.
  • Combine the cooked pasta, mushroom sauce, and parmesan cheese.
Large pot full of pasta, mushroom sauce, and parmesan.

Quick Tip

Reserved Pasta Water

If the pasta seems a little dry, add more of the starchy cooking liquid to loosen up the sauce.

The starchy pasta water is what makes the sauce come together. It thickens up as it combines with the butter and cheese to create a silky sauce that is full of flavor.

Bowl full of mushroom pasta with text overlay.

Can This Be Made Ahead

This dish is definitely best when it is fresh. And, it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare, so I typically wouldn’t make it before I want to serve it. But, you could save a little time by chopping and slicing the veggies ahead of time.

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Easy Mushroom Pasta Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Easy Mushroom Pasta comes together in minutes. Spaghetti is coated in a simple sauce made from seasoned sautéed mushrooms and parmesan cheese.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

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Servings 4 servings
Calories 435 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces Spaghetti
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 ounces white mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to its package directions. Before draining the pasta, reserve one cup of the starchy cooking water.
  • As the pasta cooks, make the mushroom sauce. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and olive oil. Once the butter is melted, add the mushrooms. Cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the onions to the skillet. Cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and the mushrooms are dark.
  • Add the garlic, salt, time, and pepper. Cook for two minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Slowly and carefully add ¼ cup of the reserved water. Stir and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  • Add the mushrooms and the Parmesan cheese to the cooked and drained pasta. Stir well.
  • If the pasta looks a little dry, add more cooking water.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4th of the recipe | Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Keyword mushroom pasta, spaghetti with mushroom sauce
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks
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  1. Hi Amanda,
    This looks great. I will make it tonight for my wife. I’ve made your Taco recipe so many times that I have it memorized. Thank you for sharing your talents! Chip

  2. This looks delicious, thank you–I can’t wait to make it this week. As a single guy who’s not always comfortable in the kitchen, your recipes make me feel like a cook!

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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