Mushroom Spaghetti with Thyme and Lemon

Mushroom Spaghetti recipe |

Regular readers will be aware of my love of mushrooms from the amount of mushroom recipes I’ve shared. There’s been a Mushroom Wellington, Mushroom Tarte Tatin, Mushroom and Caramelised Onion Polenta Squares, and Mushroom Spinach and Feta Pies.  Today’s it’s Mushroom Spaghetti with Thyme.

The great thing about this mushroom spaghetti dish is that it’s so simple to put together. By the time the pasta is ready the sauce is made and it’s simply a matter of combining the two and topping with fresh thyme leaves and parmesan.  This is the recipe to have on standby when you are too exhausted to cook but don’t want to resort to take out or something equally unhealthy.

This is a variation of Lemon Spaghetti, but with delicious mushrooms, thyme and spring onions.  The only effort required is to boil some spaghetti, roughly chop some mushrooms, spring onions and garlic and combine with thyme, lemon zest and juice, and olive oil and whiz it all up in a food processor.  Then toss over the hot spaghetti before adding some baby spinach leaves.

Simple huh?  But delicious too!  In fact, my fiance Troy, who when we first started living together 4 years ago admitted he didn’t like mushrooms, now regularly requests Mushroom Spaghetti for dinner.

What are your favourite quick and easy dinners?

Mushroom Spaghetti recipe |

Mushroom Spaghetti recipe |

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Mushroom Spaghetti
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Inspired by Nigella's Linguine with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme Mushrooms
Serves: 4
  • 350g of spaghetti
  • 400g of mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • juice and zest of 1 very large lemon or 2 small
  • 200g of baby spinach
  • 6 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • ⅓ cup of olive oil
  • approximately 1 tbsp of fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp of sea salt
  • 50g of parmesan cheese, grated
  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet directions, and while the pasta is cooking assemble the sauce.
  2. Combine the mushrooms, spring onions, garlic, lemon zest and juice, olive oil and thyme leaves in the food processor and process until it forms a rough paste.
  3. Drain the pasta and top with the sauce and baby spinach and mix through. Cover with a lid and set aside for a few minutes to let the spinach wilt.
  4. Serve topped with extra parmesan and additional thyme leaves.
For the mushrooms I like to use a mix of button and swiss brown mushrooms.


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41 Comments on "Mushroom Spaghetti with Thyme and Lemon"

December 10, 2012

So glad I just saw this on Pinterest. I love mushrooms, can’t wait to try this! :)

January 25, 2012

Actually, your dish was much prettier than mine! I need to work on my presentation, which would be improved dramatically simply by adding some garnish.

January 24, 2012

This was delicious! Everyone loved it (and ‘everyone’ encompassed a very broad range of taste buds!). While it is not the prettiest dish (I think it has something to do with the colour!), it is delicious, easy and nutritious.

January 15, 2012

Yum! I love mushroom + pasta — I must try this recipe. Though I can’t bring myself topping it with cheese. I wish I had more love for cheeses.

I never used to like mushrooms either but now I can’t get enough of them! I’ll definitely be adding this recipe to my repertoire.

January 12, 2012

Mushrooms and thyme area winning combo. What a lovely dish.

January 11, 2012

This looks so delicious! Right up my alley! Bookmarking now.

January 11, 2012

L O V E the flavors in this! And your pictures are just gorgeous! Putting this one on my must-make list for sure!!

January 10, 2012

Like such simple yet flavorful recipes..oh, yes and its quick cooking too!

January 10, 2012

i’m going to cook it next week, looks lovely :)

January 10, 2012

This will be my dinner tonight I think. Too easy!

January 10, 2012

I like this recipe because it’s a no cook sauce… a meal in minutes! :)

January 9, 2012

Wow, this looks gloriously creamy and gorgeous! I’ve never food processed mushrooms, but I’m starting to think I should. Great recipe!

I adore mushrooms and this pasta sounds like a great weeknight dinner. I see big smiles on my family faces test testing this.

January 9, 2012

Oh my gosh! This is my ultimate last supper dish I think!!! Mushrooms and pasta are irresistibly good.

January 9, 2012

This looks lovely – earthy, simple and full of punchy flavours for January. Pasta is one of my favourite speedy recipes too, although recently I’ve been cooking up big batches of pulses at the beginning of the week to turn into simple salads after work too.

January 9, 2012

yummo, I’m totally making this with some gf pasta when the man is away (he’s not a fan of mushies!!)

January 9, 2012

A marvelous pasta dish! What an awesomely tasty combination.



That looks really good and actually too nice for a quick weekday dinner! I’d imagine serving this to very happy guests :)

January 9, 2012

Oh myG!!!! This sounds soooooooo good!!! Great recipe Jennifer!!