This quick and easy recipe for Spaghetti With Mushroom Tomato Pasta Sauce is a simple vegetarian pasta dish which will see you through many a weeknight meals. This recipe will soon be added to your list of favorites!
You can never go wrong with mushrooms, garlic, and wine. Put all that together with a good amount of spaghetti, add in a tomato sauce and you get this simple yet hearty and satisfying Italian dinner!
I have a friend who is a vegetarian and I’m always creating new recipes for her when she comes over for dinner, but quite often those meals end up being meals I make for my family as well because they are so speedy and simple to make, and this pasta is one of the easiest dinners I make on a regular basis.
If you’re a fan of mushroom sauces, I also do a recipe for Creamy Mushroom Spaghetti. It’s a family favorite.
I often add leftover chicken to it and it’s a real hit around here.
What makes cremini mushroom such a power player in this dish is that, for vegetarians like my friend, they can still get that meaty richness, without actually having to eat meat!
Here’s how to make it…
In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over high heat. Add chopped shallot; cook until light golden brown, about 5 minutes.
Add the garlic cook another minute to soften. Add mushrooms; cook until they release their liquid and it evaporates (about 8 to 10 minutes).
Add wine, tomatoes and chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Reduce heat to medium; cook until the consistency of a thick sauce, about 5 minutes. Transfer the drained spaghetti to the skillet with the tomato sauce, toss until coated. If it seems too thick, add pasta water as needed to loosen and serve.
Enjoy every last bite!
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- An easy way to convert a dish to a vegetarian recipe, if it calls for meat, you can substitute it with cremini mushrooms to satisfy even the pickiest of vegetarians!
- How long does mushroom sauce last leftover? If stored properly, the mushroom sauce will last 3 days in the refrigerator. To store Mushroom sauce, keep it sealed in an airtight container.
- Can Mushroom Sauce be frozen? The mushroom sauce can be frozen as long as there is not a thickening agent added (As with the recipe).
- How do you freeze Mushroom Sauce? To freeze Mushroom sauce, let the sauce cool completely before placing in the freezer in a freezer safe, airtight container. When you want to use it, Defrost the sauce in the fridge overnight before reheating.
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Spaghetti With Mushroom Tomato Sauce
This delicious and easy pasta dish which will soon be a regular weeknight meal. It's impressive enough for dinner guests too!
- 1 pound spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons olive oil plus a little for drizzling at the end
- 1 shallot chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 10 ounces cremini mushroom sliced
- 1 cup wine red or white whatever you prefer
- 1 14 ounces can crushed tomatoes
- a good handful fresh parsley chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water seasoned with salt to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to the directions on the box until al dente. Before draining reserve a half cup of the cooking water.
Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the shallot; cook until light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic cook another minute to soften. Add mushrooms; cook until they release their liquid and it evaporates (about 8 to 10 minutes).
Add wine, tomatoes and chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to medium; cook until the consistency of a thick sauce, about 5 minutes.
Transfer the drained spaghetti to the skillet with the tomato sauce, toss until coated. If it seems too thick, add pasta water as needed to loosen and serve.
Update Notes: This post was originally published on Oct 9, 2015, but was republished with new photos, step by step instructions, tips, and FAQs in February of 2018.