15 minute Spaghetti Mushroom Aglio Olio
Prep 5 mins, cook time 10 mins. Serves 4. The ultimate ‘throw together’ recipe – simple, tasty and quick to prepare. It also tastes great reheated for lunch the next day.
- 250g spaghetti or other pasta shapes
- 1+1tbsp olive oil
- 200g mushrooms (cleaned and cut in half)
- 4-5 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
- ½tsp chilli flakes or fresh chilli to taste
- 1½tsp parsley
- 1tsp butter
- 2-3tbsp Parmesan (grated), or any hard cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Boil spaghetti in salted water as per package instructions until al dente. Alternatively, use cooked leftover spaghetti from a previous meal and reheat in a microwave. While the spaghetti is boiling, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and add mushrooms. Sauté on medium high heat for a few minutes till golden brown on all sides.
Push the mushrooms to one side of the pan and add the remaining olive oil, garlic and chilli flakes. Sauté for about a minute, making sure not to burn the garlic and add spaghetti, butter, parsley and salt. Toss well until the herbs coat the spaghetti and the butter has melted. Serve hot with some crusty bread and a salad.