Mushroom Pasta Recipe

Do you ever have those nights when you want to get dinner on the table quickly, but aren’t sure what to make? I have an easy family friendly recipe that is ready in just 25 minutes: Mushroom Pasta! It’s quick. It’s yummy. Everyone LOVES it – even picky kids!

Perfect for Meatless Mondays or whenever you want to try a vegetarian meal option, this pasta recipe will become one you make again and again. I make it often in our home. My spouse says it reminds him of his mom’s cooking. That’s a compliment because she is a GREAT cook.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can use whatever kind of pasta you have in your pantry. I like fusilli or rotini, but even macaroni noodles or spaghetti would work.

Mushroom Pasta with Litehouse Freeze Dried Garlic and Basil

I used two kinds of fresh mushrooms – white mushrooms and cremini mushrooms. If you can’t find cremini mushrooms at your grocery, you could easily substitute white mushrooms in their place.

It will appear to look like a ton of mushrooms when you first put them to cook in the skillet. However, mushrooms will shrink quite a bit in the cooking process so not to worry.

It is a meatless dish, but if you are wanting to add a little protein, try lean ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken. Cook the meat along with the mushrooms and onions. I find we don’t even miss the meat though. The mushrooms give a “meaty” feel to this recipe.

The recipe is seasoned to perfection with Litehouse® Freeze Dried Garlic, Litehouse® Freeze Dried Basil and red pepper flakes. I love using the Litehouse® Freeze Dried herbs because it saves me time in the kitchen and they add so much flavour to the recipe.

I love to serve this dish with a Caesar salad and garlic bread for a complete homestyle meal. If you like easy and quick recipes with loads of delicious flavour, give it a try!

Mushroom Garlic Pasta Recipe

Serves 4 | Finish in 25 minutes
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Perfect for those busy weeknights when you need to get dinner on the table quickly! This easy family dinner is a great choice for meatless Mondays and ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Serve this delicious and savory mushroom tomato sauce on a bed of your favorite pasta noodles and a side of garlic bread for a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 c. Fusilli, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 c. White Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 c. Cremini Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Basil
  • ½ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 (28 oz.) Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper
  • ¼ c. Parmesan Cheese, grated

Directions

  1. Cook the fusilli according to the package directions. Drain the water and set aside.
  2. Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the white mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, onion, Litehouse® Freeze Dried Garlic, Litehouse® Freeze Dried Basil and red pepper flakes. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, until the onions are softened and translucent.
  3. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. Pour the tomato sauce over the pasta and toss to combine. Top with Parmesan cheese to serve.

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