One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms

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One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms
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One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta Recipe with Spinach and Mushrooms - #pasta #recipe #eatwell101 - This creamy parmesan spinach mushroom pasta skillet is the ultimate win for easy weeknight dinners!

One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms – Super quick and delicious, this creamy pasta recipe features creamy parmesan sauce, sauteed mushrooms, onion, and spinach. You can do it in less than 30 minutes, and the pasta is so flavorful you’ll think it comes straight out of a restaurant. An easy weeknight dinner with simple ingredients and impossible to mess up. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms

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One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms

This creamy pasta recipe filled with spinach and meaty mushrooms is an excellent vegetarian option for dinner. Nobody will notice this pasta recipe is meatless! The flavor is rustic and earthy with a silky cream sauce. that’s not as rich and heavy alfredo sauce. The spinach mushroom pasta is filling and works well for a quick prep dinner.

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1. To make the creamy parmesan spinach mushroom pasta skillet: Cook the pasta in salted water until al dente, according to the package instructions.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and saute for 2-3 minutes until translucent and slightly browned. Remove from the skillet and transfer to a plate.

3. In the same skillet, add the mushrooms and sauté for about 3 minutes until browned. Add a bit of oil if necessary. Remove mushrooms to the plate with onion and set aside.

4. In the same skillet, add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes until just wilted. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove spinach and drain excess water. Transfer to another plate.

5. Still in the same skillet, heat a little oil, add the chopped garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, then deglaze with vegetable broth. Add cream, grated parmesan, chili pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning and cook for 2 minutes, stirring until combined and the cream gets some color.

6. Once the pasta is ready, add mushrooms, onion, and spinach back to the skillet, then put drained pasta and toss to combine. Add more parmesan and Italian seasoning and give a quick stir. Serve the creamy parmesan spinach mushroom pasta with red chili pepper flakes and more parmesan, if you like. Enjoy!

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Tips for the Creamy Parmesan Spinach Mushroom Pasta

Button, sliced portabella, shitake… Whichever mushrooms you pick, all they’ll need is a quick sear in a hot pan before being tossed into the creamy pasta sauce! We cook each ingredient separately to avoid excess water from mushrooms and spinach and losing taste. You can save time by cooking all ingredients together but keep in mind the creamy mushroom pasta could end up being soupy and tasteless.

  • Don’t skimp on chili pepper flakes, they add a great spicy touch!
  • You can use any kind of pasta, but we favor pasta shapes that hold the sauce well such as farfalle, penne, rotini…
  • Don’t crowd the pan with mushrooms, otherwise, they’ll never go golden and will lose flavor. Proceed in batches with the mushrooms, if necessary.
  • Either finely grate your own parmesan, or buy the finely shredded parmesan cheese at the grocery store. Do not use store-bought sandy or shaved parmesan, it will not melt properly in the sauce.

What to serve with the creamy mushroom pasta?

Serve this creamy mushroom pasta with a fresh, crisp side salad to balance out the richness of the sauce. If you’re going for a full dinner, add a side of garlic bread!

How long to keep the creamy parmesan mushroom pasta leftovers?

This creamy mushroom pasta recipe keeps in the fridge for 3 days or so. Reheat in the microwave, adding a tiny splash of water to loosen up the sauce if necessary.

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  • Joel R

    2024-04-30 19:19:07

    This was an easy but excellent recipe. Next time I’ll add some blacken or Cajun chicken breast to it

  • Michele

    2024-03-16 18:56:24

    I halfed the onion, mushrooms, spinach and pasta and left the liquids the same because I wanted to make sure I had a nice sauce. I also added a can of golden mushroom soup to the sauce. It was freaking delicious! I'll make again for sure!

  • Stephanie

    2024-02-27 18:50:57

    A little spicy but great served with well seasoned little burgers!

    One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms
  • Megan M

    2023-11-06 22:20:19

    Non dairy fam over here. But made it with country crock non-dairy heavy whipping cream and follow your heart parm. Absolutely delicious!!! I will be adding it in to our regular rotation of recipes!! Thank you!

  • Pam Foster

    2023-10-17 11:41:40

    It was wonderful! I changed it up and made it mine but it was still excellent. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  • Cecilia

    2023-10-16 17:07:02

    The proportions of this recipe just seem off. I'm glad I read through the reviews and added more cream. Not bad but I probably won't make it again.

  • Cindy

    2023-10-09 08:01:59

    Great recipe! Added a bit more garlic and loved the amount of onions! Everything ends up in one pot, eventually, but should not be called a one pot meal.

  • Joy

    2023-09-22 18:23:27

    Absolutely delicious! I made it vegan style, using plant based heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Other then that, didn’t change a thing! Thanks for sharing!

  • Karen

    2023-08-29 19:35:51

    Made this tonight and it was fantastic! Instead of broth I used white wine and I did not have spinach so I put in peas and chopped parsley. Fabulous, will definitely be making many more times!

  • Kayleigh

    2023-08-24 13:41:54

    Lovely. Swapped out the cream for zero fat yogurt to make it a little healthier

  • Susan

    2023-07-17 20:22:03

    We loved this pasta recipe; great light summer dinner.

  • Linda

    2023-06-13 19:14:08

    I wish I would have just made Alfredo sauce. I thought this was just ok. Definitely needs a protein.

  • Pamela

    2023-04-02 21:00:57

    Made it tonight. It was quite good but just a bit to much onion for my taste. Think next time I'll add some Italian sausage.

  • Ashley

    2023-02-19 20:41:04

    The flavors are very good! I did go with different ratios of the veggies. I love spinach and onion but this recipe calls for too much for my taste. I also doubled the sauce because I didn’t think a cup of sauce would do it for all that pasta. The sauce was too runny. I will up the cream and reduce the broth next time. Will definitely make this super easy meal again!

  • Rob

    2023-01-14 14:15:18

    Fantastic recipe, very simple to follow. Very tasty and filling. Great author of a recipe A⭐️

  • Lori

    2022-12-18 19:19:35

    Very tasty, I omitted one of the onions and cooked onion and mushrooms together. It was not very creamy, I will use a little more cream and cheese next time. It made a lot so we will definitely have it with another meal this week. Next time I think I’m going to add grilled chicken breast at the end. It is not a one pot meal, but I didn’t mind.

  • Linda

    2022-11-17 17:11:14

    This is a delicious meal. What did I do wrong when deglazing, the cheese and plain Greek yogurt lumped together. I never got a cream sauce. I’ll try again using heavy cream, which I didn’t want to use. But the flavors were great.

  • Nancy

    2022-10-19 09:14:15

    Technically a 2 pot meal , but delicious! I had it as my main course my husband used it as a side dish to his steak.

  • Angie Davies

    2022-10-18 08:50:21

    Delicious 😋 nice quick easy midweek dinner. I swapped the cream for Greek yogurt as it’s healthier. The garlic, herbs and parmesan cheese with the yoghurt made a lovely tasty sauce!

  • Kathleen

    2022-10-15 15:21:09

    I thought it lacking in flavor, but I did leave out the red pepper flakes. We used a gourmet mushroom mix and Gruyère instead of Parmesan, and I added diced fresh tomatoes before serving

  • Rachel

    2022-08-21 02:23:03

    It was delicious. I gave it only 3 stars because it is way more than 4 servings and technically, it is not a 1 pot meal. I am disabled and washing dishes is hard for me. Again it is delicious, but next time I will have to cut the onion, mushrooms and maybe spinach in half.

  • Lauren Willoughby

    2022-07-19 18:20:07

    Its good. Omit an onion and use 1 cup cream instead of 1/2 cup chicken broth, sauce is to runny otherwise.

  • Awesome Sauce

    2022-05-25 14:11:01

    This was so good. Even better the next day

  • Denise

    2022-04-27 11:47:29

    So delicious! Made a few adjustments based on what I already had. I only used half of one onion and pasta water instead of veggie broth BUT it was still very flavorful. The husband loved it and I will definitely make this again.

  • Tracy

    2022-02-22 21:49:43

    Very tasty recipe! I didn’t listen to the part of using separate plates for the veggies. To our preference, I will omit one of the onions. Otherwise, very good!

  • Tracy C

    2022-02-03 19:25:08

    I think it was wonderful, my husband and I ate almost the whole thing!

  • Shelly

    2022-02-01 20:45:33

    I found it to be not saucy enough. Interesting that someone else thought it was too creamy. I went back and double checked the amounts to make sure I did it right. I hate mushrooms so left that part out. I agree with the others, shouldn’t be called a one pot meal.

  • Essie

    2022-01-17 17:04:17

    This was good but a bit too creamy for me. Next time I will put in less cream and maybe add some left over chicken. Also, this is NOT a one-pot meal and should not be called that.

  • Brenda

    2022-01-15 17:20:39

    Delicious. However, this is NOT a one-pot meal.

  • Danielle

    2022-01-08 19:03:38

    Seriously one of the best things I've ever eaten...

  • Pam Swingle

    2021-12-18 19:45:37

    We enjoyed this dinner. My husband loves pasta and I will be making it again.

  • Joyce

    2021-12-05 23:29:18

    I love this recipe! My whole family loved it. I will definitely make this again!

  • Juanita

    2021-12-04 15:11:02

    This was very good but is definitely not a one pot meal. The pasta has to be cooked separately and several plates are used. The advantage of true one pot meals is that a single pot is used with pasta cooked in with the other ingredients.

  • Julia

    2021-10-24 17:31:03

    Definitely delicious ! I will make it again!

  • Connie

    2021-07-25 19:11:34

    This was so easy to make and so delicious! My family loved it. It’s definitely a keeper

  • JoAnn

    2021-07-04 14:13:30

    Great vegetarian pasta

  • Scout

    2021-05-29 22:39:41

    I have to ask, why are all of the ingredients cooked separately before mixing together at the end? Why not cook the onions and mushrooms together, adding the spinach towards the end?

  • Jill

    2021-03-25 20:00:15

    So good ! It is raining and yucky and this fit the comfort food requirement. I added fresh red peppers to the mix.

  • Matthew

    2021-02-14 16:14:34

    This was great. We aren't much on vegetarian meals but this one is a keeper. The large quantity of mushrooms gave the dish a meaty feel. Plus this gives a way to use the vast amount of spinach from the garden. This we be on our regular rotation.

  • Kayla

    2021-02-04 22:47:01

    Just finished my first meal. So delicious! Great recipe! I used only one onion because I find recipes often overuse onions. It turned out great.

  • Debbie

    2020-12-01 16:43:04

    Tastes amazing bit I’m not sure how it is called “one pot” since I used several plates to transfer cooked veggies and another large pot to cook pasta. I thought I would be only using one pan!

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