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Easy Mushroom Pasta with Cauliflower

A perfect recipe for mushroom and pasta lovers: Mushroom Pasta. This is a buttery and delicious dish, topped with perfectly roasted cauliflower and caramelized mushrooms.

March 5, 2023
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Difficulty Medium
Servings 4 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 25 mins



  1. In a medium saucepan, boil the pasta, following the instructions on the package.
  2. Peel the garlic and onion and chop them.
  3. Separate the fresh oregano leaves from the branches and slice the dried pepper.
  4. Slice the mushrooms thinly.
  5. Slice the cauliflower stems.
  6. After putting olive oil in a large pan, add garlic, onion, pepper, and fresh oregano and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
  7. When the roasted mixture turns golden, add onions, mushrooms, and cauliflower and cook for a while.
  8. After the mushrooms and cauliflowers are roasted, cover the pan and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  9. When cauliflowers soften, crush them gently with a fork.
  10. Add 50 g of grated cheese, salt, and pepper to the pan, and squeeze in half a lemon juice.
  11. Strain the pasta and add it to the pan. (Don't forget to separate 1 cup of pasta juice.)
  12. Mix pasta and delicious vegetables with each other.
  13. If it looks dry to your eyes, you can add it to the pasta water you have reserved.
  14. Season it with salt and pepper.
  15. Grate some cheese and add some thinly chopped parsley on top, and your pasta is ready to be served.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Mushroom Pasta with Cauliflower
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 63 mg21%
Sodium 298 mg13%
Potassium 374 mg8%
Protein 13.3 g26.6%
Total Fat 11.3 g14.5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use high-quality ingredients.
  • Use fresh vegetables. Fresh vegetables provide the best flavor and texture.
  • If you don't have fresh cauliflower and mushrooms, you can also use frozen cauliflower and mushrooms. Make sure to thaw the vegetables completely before frying to ensure they cook evenly. However, frozen vegetables tend to have a higher water content, which can affect the texture of the dish.
  • You can use homemade pasta or packaged pasta. If you want to make your own pasta dough, you can refer to our 'Pasta Dough' recipe.
  • You can use any type of pasta. However, spaghetti, linguine, penne, or ziti pasta varieties that hold the sauce are ideal for this recipe. For more, you can check out our 'Types of Pastas' article.
  • You can use a variety of mushrooms for this pasta recipe, such as cremini mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, portobello mushrooms, or oyster mushrooms. For more, check out our ‘Types of Edible Mushrooms and Uses’ article.
  • Don’t wash the mushrooms. Clean the mushrooms with a damp towel. Do not rinse under water. Otherwise, the fungus will absorb the water and become spongy.
  • Stir occasionally to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Slice all vegetables into equal sizes. This makes it easier to cook vegetables.
  • Don’t cook mushrooms with sauce. When the mushrooms turn golden, remove them from the pan and do not continue cooking with the sauce or the mushrooms will lose color, flavor and texture.
  • Add salt and pepper while the mushrooms are cooking. In this way, you can prevent the mushrooms from darkening.
  • Cook the pasta al dente. This will prevent the pasta from becoming mushy when combined with the vegetables and sauce.
  • Do not overcook or undercook the pasta. Read the package directions for the pasta you choose. If the pasta is undercooked, it will be hard; if it cooks too much, it will be mushy.
  • Separate the pasta water. You can use this starchy water to thicken the sauce.
  • Saute vegetables with fresh herbs and spices.
  • You can use gluten-free pasta, such as brown rice pasta or quinoa pasta, to make this recipe gluten-free. If you're using instant pasta sauce, make sure it's gluten-free.
  • You can add ingredients like chicken, shrimp, chickpeas, or tofu to the pasta to add protein.
Rate This Recipe

Pasta, which is a food that can be made in thousands of varieties and is loved by almost everyone, has a creamy, slightly bitter, and fresh vegetable flavor that will either cheer your crowded tables or make you experience a feast on your own. The high energy of pasta and the rich nutritional values of cauliflower and mushrooms will meet in this recipe, leaving a wonderful taste on the palates.

If you're looking for a delicious way to include more vegetables in your diet, try this roasted cauliflower and mushroom pasta recipe. Even children who have difficulty eating vegetables will love this dish. Bon Appetit!

What Is The Best Pasta for Mushroom Pasta?

You can use any type of pasta for this pasta recipe. Short tube pastas such as penne, farfalle, and ziti are ideal for this recipe. However, you can also use long pasta varieties such as spaghetti and linguine. These types of pasta hold the sauce and allow it to be evenly distributed.

You can also use regular pasta, whole wheat pasta, or gluten-free pasta. For more, you can check out our 'Types of Pastas' article.

Cooking time may vary depending on the type of pasta you choose. So make sure you cook the pasta according to the package directions for the best results.

How Many Calories in Cauliflower?

Cauliflower is among the low-calorie vegetables. One serving - about 100 g. - contains 24.9 calories per cauliflower. For this reason, it is a food frequently preferred by people who want to lose weight.

What Are the Benefits of Cauliflower?

Cauliflower is a very rich food in terms of vitamin K and C, potassium, folic acid, calcium, iron and fiber. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, it is known to regulate digestion and prevent harmful bacteria from accumulating in the body. Thanks to its high fiber structure, it has the feature of balancing cholesterol.

What Are the Benefits of Mushrooms?

Mushrooms are very rich in protein and iron. It also contains plenty of vitamins A, B, D, P and K, as well as calcium, potassium, phosphorus and copper minerals. Vitamin D, which can cause cardiovascular disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes and depression in case of deficiency, is abundant in mushrooms, although it is rare in vegetables.

What To Serve with Mushroom Pasta?

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How To Store Cauliflower and Mushroom Pasta?

You can store roasted cauliflower and mushroom pasta in the refrigerator or freezer. Let the pasta cool at room temperature before putting it in the refrigerator. Then transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

You can reheat the pasta you have stored in the refrigerator in the oven or microwave. If using an oven, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and bake for about 15 minutes or until fully heated. If using a microwave, heat the pasta in 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally, until well-heated.

Cauliflower and mushroom pasta can also be frozen. However, when reheated, the texture and flavor may change. Freeze the pasta and sauce in separate containers. Allow the pasta to cool completely at room temperature before freezing. Then place in an airtight container or freezer bag. Store in the freezer for up to one month.

To reheat frozen pasta, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature for several hours. Then heat it on the stove or in the microwave. Add some water or cream to the pasta while reheating it to prevent it from drying out.

Note that frozen or reheated pasta may not have the same texture and flavor as freshly made pasta. For the best taste and texture, take care to consume the pasta within 1-2 days after cooking.

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