This easy mushroom pesto spaghetti is perfect for a quick dinner! You will fall in love with the flavors and within minutes, you can have a delicious meal ready for everyone. You can also add or change some ingredients to make the recipe more filling.
Make This Easy Mushroom Pesto Spaghetti In Minutes!
For this dish, you will need spaghetti, olive oil, onion, red bell pepper, mushrooms, and pesto sauce. Alternatively, if you need to, you can substitute some of these. Try using any other pasta, gnocchi, egg noodles, shallots, zucchini, and homemade pesto using basil, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and lime juice.
All you need to do to prepare this meal is prepare the pasta according to instructions. Separately, sauté your onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers. You can then transfer the pasta and mix it with the vegetables. Add the pesto sauce and simmer over low heat for a few minutes.
For those days when you need to switch things up, you can turn this dish into a bake. Simply cook the pasta to less than al dente, add the pesto sauce, the vegetables, and sprinkle your favorite cheese on top. Bake for a few minutes at 350-375 degrees F, and voila, your new dinner will be ready!
Serve your tasty pasta warm with some Parmesan cheese on top. You can also serve warm breadsticks or garlic bread. If you want a more filling meal, try adding grilled chicken, shrimp, meatballs, or Italian sausage. For a creamier dish, mix in heavy cream, or coconut milk if you prefer to stay dairy-free.
Enjoy your easy mushroom pesto spaghetti any day and for any meal! You can prepare this recipe ahead of time for the week, and simply add or switch a couple of things around to have different meals every day. This dish is as versatile as it comes!
Mushroom Pesto Spaghetti
8 oz (227 g) mushrooms, sliced
7 oz (198 g) thin spaghetti
7 oz (237 ml) pesto sauce
1 red bell pepper, cored and slivered
1/2 onion, slivered
2 tbsp olive oil
- Prepare the pasta according to package directions.
- Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Cook the onion for 4 minutes.
- Stir in the mushrooms and peppers and cook them for 5 minutes.
- Mix in the pesto and spaghetti.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve warm with bread sticks.
Looking to try another delicious and tasty mushroom dish? Check out this Alaska Morels in Pasta recipe.