One pot mushroom pasta – a quick, easy to make creamy vegan mushroom spaghetti recipe that is all cooked in one pot. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, camping, or just for saving on washing up!
During the week I love a quick and easy meal that is simple to make yet healthy, and leaves you with minimal washing up to do afterwards. This delicious vegan one pot mushroom pasta ticks all of those boxes!
It only takes around 20 minutes from start to finish and the pasta is cooked right in the sauce meaning that you only need to use the one pan to make a delicious meal.
The key to ending up with perfectly cooked pasta in a delicious, creamy sauce is using the right amount of liquid. That way the pasta absorbs some of the liquid and some of it evaporates while cooking, leaving you with just the right amount of sauce.
I like to use part vegetable stock for flavour and part dairy free milk for creaminess. The type of milk you use is up to you but I like either oat or soy milk best here.
How To Make One Pot Mushroom Pasta:
You start by frying some onion in a large pan then add your sliced mushrooms and some garlic. Cook until all of the excess liquid has evaporated.
Then all you need to do is add stock, milk, spaghetti, herbs, nutritional yeast and seasoning. I also like to add some miso paste and smoked paprika for extra flavour.
Let it come up to a simmer then cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring regularly, until the pasta is cooked and the liquid has reduced down to form a creamy sauce.
The milk may look curdled when you start cooking, but stick with it and it will come back together to form a perfect sauce when it reduces down.
If you like, you can throw in a couple of handfuls of fresh spinach leaves about a minute before the pasta is ready for a bit of greenery.
You can also use different pasta shapes if you like, it doesn’t need to be spaghetti. Do bear in mind that some types of pasta take longer to cook than others though so you might need to add a splash more stock if the pasta is taking a while to cook.
This vegan one pot mushroom pasta is best eaten right away as the spaghetti will continue to soak up the sauce as it sits, and a saucy pasta is best!
Perfect For Camping:
One pot mushroom pasta is a great recipe to cook while camping as most camping stoves only have the one hob and this recipe only uses the one pan.
It also mostly uses simple ingredients that you can easily take camping with you and I have given suggestions in the recipe for those ingredients that can be left out if needed or swaps that you can make to make it more camping friendly.
I tend to always take some basic store cupboard ingredients such as olive oil, stock, dried herbs, onions, a few spices and nutritional yeast with me when I go camping.
I also take cartons of dairy free milk that don’t need to be stored in the fridge when they are unopened. We use one carton a day for tea, cereal and cooking so that it isn’t sitting around for too long out of the fridge.
Fresh ingredients I usually buy on the day that I am going to use them – I will stop by a shop on the way back to the campsite after a day out to get a few bits and pieces for that days dinner for example.
I am currently planning a camping trip to Wales for sometime this Summer, and last weekend we tested out our new Euroike Cairns 5 man deluxe tent in the garden in preparation. It is always, always a good idea to put up new tents at home before you go camping to check that there is nothing missing and they aren’t damaged in any way.
It would be awful to arrive at the campsite and go to put your tent up only to find that it is missing a pole! Fortunately my new tent was in perfect condition and between the two of us it’s three pole design meant that it was really quick and easy to erect.
I think that it would even have been possible to put it up by myself – no mean feat for a five person tent! I find that tents are usually a lot of hassle to put together, especially if it is bigger than a three person one, but this one was so much easier than I was expecting.
You may think that a five man tent is a bit much for two people and a dog; but I like to have lots of storage space and a porch that you can stand up in, so I think that this tent is just the right size for a couple with optional dogs!
More Easy Weekday Dinner Recipes:
In need of some quick and easy vegan recipes for weeknight dinners? Why not try:
- Sweet potato black bean chilli.
- Spiced red lentil and root vegetable soup.
- Peanut tofu stir fry.
- Spiced black beans and callaloo with coconut rice and plantain.
One Pot Mushroom Pasta Recipe:
One Pot Mushroom Pasta (Vegan)
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 small brown onion peeled and diced
- 400 g (14 oz) mushrooms sliced
- 4 cloves garlic peeled and crushed (or use 1/2 tsp garlic granules)
- 750 ml (3 + 1/8 cups) vegetable stock
- 500 ml (2 cups) unsweetened dairy free milk (I like oat or soy best)
- 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves (or 1 tsp dried herbs)
- 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 tsp miso paste (optional)
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
- 1 tsp salt (plus extra as needed)
- 350 g (12 oz) dry spaghetti
- a good grinding of black pepper
Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion. Cook over a low heat until the onion is translucent.
Add the mushrooms and garlic and continue to cook, stirring regularly, until the mushrooms have softened and all of the excess water has evaporated.
Add all of the rest of the ingredients and bring up to a simmer. Press down the spaghetti so that is is covered by the sauce, give it a good stir, and allow to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring often, until the spaghetti is al dente and the sauce has reduced down and thickened.
Check the seasoning and add more salt/pepper etc as needed. Serve straight away.
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