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Skillet of Easy Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Easy Garlic Mushroom Pasta

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


Healthy and hearty, this oil-free, low-fat Easy Garlic Mushroom Pasta is made with simple ingredients and is perfect for busy weeknight dinners.



Base Ingredients:

  • 1 medium yellow onion, fine dice
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced *
  • 2 Tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari *
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch to ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Pinch to ½ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Other Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. GF spaghetti (or pasta of choice) *


  1. Fill a large stock pot full of water. Add some sea salt to the water. Bring the water to a boil then add the spaghetti. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Check package directions on cooking times and/or boil the pasta until el dente, drain, rinse with cold water to remove any excess starch, shake well, set aside.
  2. Place the Spice/Herb Ingredients in a small bowl, mix well, set aside.
  3. In a large ceramic/enamel-lined pot or similar stock pot, add the diced onions, sauté over medium-high heat until the onions are softened, approximately 7 to 9 minutes, stirring periodically to prevent burning. Add a tablespoon or so of water if they start to stick and/or to prevent burning.
  4. Add the mushrooms and tamari, sauté for 3 to 5 minutes to allow the mushrooms to reduce.
  5. Add the minced garlic, sauté for 1 minute, then add all the remaining Base Ingredients and Spice/Herb Mix, stir well to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower to a low-boiling simmer. Simmer for 4 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked pasta and simmer for several minutes to ensure the pasta has been thoroughly heated through. Stir well, then remove from the stove and allow to sit for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.
  7. Serve topped with freshly chopped parsley and/or Vegan Parmesan Cheese.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.   

*Serving:  4