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Mushroom Garlic Spaghetti

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In a quest to bring the sumptuous flavours of Italy to your kitchen, this  Mushroom Garlic Spaghetti recipe ticks all the boxes. Not only is it a delicious and comforting dish, but it is also loaded with the goodness of mushrooms, garlic, and whole wheat spaghetti. Perfect for family dinners or a romantic date night, this recipe effortlessly combines taste and health.

Why Do People Love Cooking This Recipe?

Mushroom Garlic Spaghetti embodies a culinary symphony that is hard to resist. The earthy tones of mushrooms, the pungent and aromatic whispers of garlic, and the satisfying texture of al dente spaghetti create a medley that satiates the senses. As global cuisine is gaining popularity, more individuals are inclined to experiment with different ingredients and cooking techniques. Furthermore, this recipe doesn’t demand any exotic ingredients and can be prepared in under 30 minutes, making it perfect for those busy weeknights. The adaptability of this dish allows you to get creative and add your own twist, which also makes it an ideal canvas for both novice and seasoned cooks.

Why Is This Recipe Healthy?

I must emphasize the health benefits of this dish. Mushrooms are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are known to boost the immune system and may have cancer-preventing properties. Garlic is not just a flavor powerhouse, it’s also packed with manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and has numerous health benefits including reducing the risk of heart diseases. Olive oil is a healthy fat that can lower bad cholesterol levels. Opting for whole wheat spaghetti adds dietary fiber which aids in digestion and promotes a feeling of fullness, preventing overeating.

Who Can Eat This Recipe?

This dish is suitable for almost anyone, including vegetarians. However, those with gluten intolerance should opt for gluten-free pasta, and individuals with a sensitivity to FODMAPs should exercise caution due to garlic.

This Easy Mushroom Garlic Spaghetti recipe is not just a dish; it’s an experience that embraces wholesome ingredients. It’s a toast to good health without compromising on flavor. Perfect to impress your loved ones or to indulge by yourself!

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Mushroom Garlic Spaghetti Recipe Details

Mushroom Garlic Spaghetti Recipe Details

amelia-taylor
prep time
10 minutes
cooking time
15 minutes
servings
4
total time
30 minutes

Equipment

  • A large pot

  • A colander for draining pasta

  • A large skillet or frying pan

  • A wooden spoon or spatula

  • A knife and chopping board

  • Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients

  • Whole wheat spaghetti (200g)

  • Fresh mushrooms, sliced (2 cups)

  • Fresh garlic cloves, minced (4-5)

  • Olive oil (2 tbsp)

  • Fresh parsley, chopped (1/4 cup)

  • Grated Parmesan cheese (1/3 cup)(Optionall)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

1

Start by boiling a large pot of salted water and cook the spaghetti as per package instructions for al dente. Reserve a cup of pasta water and then drain.

2

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil.

3

Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant but not brown.

4

Toss in mushrooms and cook for 5-7 minutes until they are golden and tender.

5

Add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes if using.

6

Lower the heat, and add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet.

7

Add a splash of reserved pasta water, parmesan cheese, and parsley. Toss everything together until well combined.

8

Serve immediately with extra cheese and parsley.

Notes

A few chef tips to elevate this dish: First, opt for fresh mushrooms as they have a superior texture and flavor compared to canned ones. Varieties like Cremini or Shiitake are wonderful. Second, do not overcook the garlic; it should be golden, not brown, to prevent bitterness. For the pasta, cook it al dente so it retains some bite. Add a splash of the pasta cooking water to the sauce, this starchy water will help thicken the sauce and make it cling to the spaghetti.
Amelia Taylor
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