RECIPES BY Rhiannon Lambert

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

  • 25 minutes
  • 4
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Essential ingredients

Olive oil
1 white onion, small dice
2 garlic cloves, crushed
400g mushrooms
1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika
1/2 tsp mild curry powder
1 tin chickpeas, drained
200g tomato passata
200ml coconut milk
200g frozen peas
1 handful spinach, chopped
300g pasta e.g. penne
Salt and black pepper


  1. Fry off the onion and garlic in some olive oil in a large frying pan. Cook for 5 minutes before adding the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the smoked paprika and curry powder and stir. Pour in the chickpeas, tomato passata and coconut milk, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the peas after 5 minutes and season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions – save a splash of cooking water!
  4. Add the pasta into the sauce with the spinach and a splash of cooking water. Stir to wilt the leaves and serve warm.