A quick, healthy, midweek meal in just 25 minutes

If you’re looking for a tasty, quick meat-free meal, then try this creamy mushroom and spinach recipe.

  • SERVES: 2
  • COOK TIME: 20 mins
  • DIFFICULTY: easy
  • IDEAL FOR: midweek meal, vegetarian
  • BUDGET: £

This is a super easy, recipe from BBC Good Food and perfect when you’re wanting a nice meal but no fuss.

Creamy mushroom & spinach pasta


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 150g baby mushrooms, halved
  • 150g tagliatelle
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g low-fat crème fraîche
  • 15g parmesan or vegetarian alternative, grated
  • 120g baby spinach
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat and fry the onion and mushrooms for 10 mins, or until softened and browned slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta following the pack instructions.
  3. Add the garlic to the pan with the mushrooms and cook for 2 mins more. Tip in the crème fraîche and parmesan, stir to combine, then add the baby spinach. Set aside.
  4. Remove the pasta from the heat and drain, reserving 25ml of the water. Toss the pasta in the creamy mushroom sauce, put back on the heat, and cook over a low heat until the spinach wilts, about 5 mins.
  5. Pour in enough of the reserved water to loosen slightly.
  6. Season with black pepper and finish with a sprinkle of chilli flakes (optional).

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Creamy mushroom and spinach pasta