This recipe for easy creamy mushroom pasta is perfect for those days when you don't feel like making an elaborate feast for dinner. Unless you have nothing by time on your hands, that is not every day. Most nights you just want something quick, easy, and tasty for dinner. This recipe for easy creamy mushroom pasta is perfect for a busy weeknight or as a vegetarian side in a larger meal. This recipe is kosher, dairy, and vegetarian. Learn how to make the best easy creamy mushroom pasta.
This recipe only uses 8 common household ingredients for the base recipe.
This is one of those recipes that we tried out by making a lot of it and serving it to the kids after a long day at school. We left off the garnish and served just the base recipe. Everybody wanted seconds! An instant keeper around our house.
A Step By Step Guide
Time needed: 25 minutes.
Easy creamy mushroom pasta step by step
- Simmer garlic in melted butter
Chop the garlic while the butter is melting in the pot and then add to the melted butter. Keep the heat at low, you do not want to burn the garlic or butter. Simmer for 3-4 minutes
- Add milk and water
Add milk and water to the pot.
- Add mushrooms and broken pasta. Bring to a boil.
Do not let the pot boil for longer than a few seconds. Reduce to low heat as soon as the liquid starts to boil.
- Simmer for 15-20 minutes
Simmer for closer to 15 minutes for al dente and closer to 20 minutes for fully cooked softer pasta. When it is done it will look like this:
This step is optional but this is a great opportunity to load on the parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper, and parsley. (We skipped this step for the younger kids).
No, that is one of the things that we like the most about this recipe. It does not require boiling water and straining the pasta. Everything is self contained.
Yes. If you are going to let it cool before serving, it will dry out a little bit. Before reheating the creamy mushroom pasta, make sure to add a little milk to put some of the moisture back in.
Yes but we like long thin noodles like spaghetti, fettuccini, or angel hair pasta. If you are using a thicker noodle like farfalle or ziti then add a few minutes to the cook time to compensate. Likewise, if you are using a thin pasta like angel hair, then you will want to shave a few minutes off of the cook time.
Here we go!...Ben would tell you never to use canned mushrooms and to use one of the mushrooms listed on our cooking tips page. That is all well and good if you can get to the grocery store (or the specialty store). For simplicity's sake, this recipe uses canned mushrooms and tastes great!
Tes. All you have to do is use your favorite butter substitute instead of the butter and use a milk substitute for the milk. Leave out the parmesan and use nutritional yeast. This will make the recipe vegan, non-dairy, and pareve.
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Easy Creamy Mushroom Pasta
- Stock Pot
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 3 cups milk
- 3 cups water
- 1 box spaghetti
- 1 12 oz can mushroom
- 1 ½ tablespoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- parmesan cheese to taste
- parsley as garnish
- Melt butter in the stock pot.
- Add chopped garlic to the melted butter and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the milk, water, pasta, salt, pepper, and mushrooms to the stock pot.
- Bring the liquid to a boil and immediately reduce the heat to low. Cook on low for 15 minutes for al dente pasta and 20 minutes for softer pasta.
- Garnish with parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper, and parsley as desired.