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Looking for a quick and easy midweek dinner that’s hot, scrumptious and satisfying? Our mushroom carbonara pasta dish is just what you need!

You can be tucking into a bowl of silky mushroom carbonara for dinner in less than 15 minutes! The perfect dinner solution for those busy weeknights.

This easy mushroom pasta dish is one of my favourite things to cook when the kids have eaten dinner earlier and I’m just cooking for two. Plus it goes oh so well with a glass of chilled Chardonnay.

Cooking Up A Bowl Of Mushroom Carbonara Is A Good Thing, Here’s Why! 

Quick And Easy – this is one pasta dish that’s quick and easy to prepare and takes only 10 minutes to cook. Mushroom carbonara is ideal for busy days when you want dinner to be simple.

Comforting – a bowl of rich, silky pasta is always top of our list as a go-to comfort food.

Make It Your Way – our simple mushroom carbonara is easy to customise to suit yourself, fancy some added extras, just throw them in.

Mushroom Carbonara Recipe

  • Serves – 2
  • Time to make – 5 minutes
  • Time to cook – 10 minutes
  • Want something faster? Use fresh spaghetti instead of dried, it cooks in around 3-4 minutes
mushroom carbonara being served in an orange patterned bowl

Equipment Needed To Make Mushroom Carbonara

  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable knife
  • Large frying pan or skillet pan – big enough to hold the cooked spaghetti
  • Saucepan – to cook the spaghetti
  • Colander
  • Cooking spoon
  • Small bowl – to whisk up the carbonara sauce
  • Fork
  • Tablespoon
  • Tongs or pasta spoon – to toss the sauce into the pasta

Mushroom Carbonara Ingredients

You’ll only need six ingredients plus some salt and black pepper to make this easy mushroom pasta recipe

ingredients for mushroom carbonara on a white table top - bowl of grated parmesan cheese, handful of spaghetti, sliced garlic, sliced mushrooms, two eggs and a bowl of olive oil
  • 150g dried spaghetti
  • 1 clove garlic – thinly sliced
  • 250g mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 30g Parmesan cheese – grated

How To Make Mushroom Carbonara

Our silky, comforting mushroom spaghetti takes just minutes to make!

Step One – put the spaghetti on to cook

  • Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water as per the packet instructions, usually it takes 10 minutes. Whilst the pasta is cooking, get on with making the carbonara sauce.

Step Two – fry the mushrooms and garlic

  • Add the olive oil to the frying pan and tip in the mushrooms and sliced garlic. Keep the pan over a low heat so that the garlic doesn’t burn.
  • Fry the mushrooms with a little pinch of salt and black pepper, until they’re turning soft. Then turn off the heat.

Step Three – whisk up the carbonara sauce

  • Break the eggs into a small bowl and tip in the grated Parmesan cheese. Whisk them together using a fork.

Step Four – drain the spaghetti and add to the mushrooms

  • Before draining the cooked spaghetti, scoop out a tea cup of the cooking water and put to one side (you can use this to loosen the pasta and sauce later on if needed)
  • Drain the pasta and then tip into the pan with the cooked garlicky mushrooms.
freshly cooked spaghetti dropped into a pan of fried mushrooms

Step Five – toss the mushroom carbonara together

  • Pour the eggy-Parmesan mixture into the pan with the spaghetti and mushrooms.
carbonara sauce being poured into a pan with mushrooms and spaghetti
  • Toss everything together using tongs or a pasta fork. You want all the spaghetti to be coated in the silky, cheesy egg mixture. Remember if the sauce is a little to sticky, you can loosen using a splash of the saved cooking water.
mushroom carbonara in a skillet pan

Step Six – serve the mushroom carbonara

  • Divide the mushroom carbonara between two bowls and eat straight away, it’s far too good to wait!
close up image of mushroom carbonara sprinkled with black pepper

Tasty Tips From Our Kitchen To Make Your Mushroom Carbonara Even Better!

Want it a little fancier? Try using a mixture of different mushrooms, and serving with pappardelle instead.

Add some breadcrumbs – pasta is extra delicious if you add a little crunch! Sprinkle over some crispy fried breadcrumbs mixed with freshly chopped thyme or rosemary, this goes so well with mushrooms.

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Side Dishes For Carbonara

Okay, so carbonara whether you made it the traditional way with eggs and Parmesan or the method using cream is a really rich dish. So keep the side dishes simple and zingy.

  • Steamed broccoli with a squeeze of lemon

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Yield: Serves 2 - easily doubled

Best Mushroom Carbonara Recipe

mushroom carbonara being served in an orange patterned bowl

A quick and easy mushroom pasta dish that's ready in just 15 minutes! A weeknight dinner winner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150g dried spaghetti
  • 1 clove garlic - thinly sliced
  • 250g mushrooms - sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 30g Parmesan cheese - grated
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water as per the packet instructions, usually it takes 10 minutes. Whilst the pasta is cooking, get on with making the carbonara sauce.
  2. Add the olive oil to the frying pan and tip in the mushrooms and sliced garlic. Keep the pan over a low heat so that the garlic doesn’t burn.
  3. Fry the mushrooms with a little pinch of salt and black pepper, until they’re turning soft. Then turn off the heat.
  4. Break the eggs into a small bowl and tip in the grated Parmesan cheese. Whisk them together using a fork.
  5. Before draining the cooked spaghetti, scoop out a tea cup of the cooking water and put to one side (you can use this to loosen the pasta and sauce later on if needed)
  6. Drain the pasta and then tip into the pan with the cooked garlicky mushrooms.
  7. Pour the eggy-Parmesan mixture into the pan with the spaghetti and mushrooms.
  8. Toss everything together using tongs or a pasta fork. You want all the spaghetti to be coated in the silky, cheesy egg mixture. Remember if the sauce is a little to sticky, you can loosen using a splash of the saved cooking water.
  9. Divide the mushroom carbonara between two bowls and eat straight away, it’s far too good to wait!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 406mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 17g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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