Garlic and Mushroom Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Garlic Mushroom Whole Wheat Spaghetti

I’m not a fan of the mindset that eating pasta is terrible for you, which is why I reach for whole wheat spaghetti noodles when a craving strikes. Prepared in a healthy way, pasta can be a great (and delicious!) meal option that won’t de-rail your healthy diet, I promise. This is a great vegetarian recipe, but some shrimp or chicken would also taste amazing in this! Fresh parsley really makes the perfect finishing touch on this. We of course added some fresh Parmesan, because that’s just how we roll.

Garlic and Mushroom Whole Wheat Spaghetti
via pinch of yum

ingredients:
8 oz whole wheat spaghetti
2 tablespoons butter,
3 cloves garlic, minced
16 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon herbes de provence
1½ cups milk (used almond milk)
3 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper
additional ¼ cup  milk  (if needed)
¼ cup fresh parsley (to taste)
cheese (optional)

directions:
Prepare pasta following directions on the box. Once finished cooking, set aside and lightly drizzle olive oil over the noodles. Next, melt 1 tbsp of butter over medium heat. Add 1 clove of minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes. You want them to be lightly browned and softened. Set this mixture aside.
For the sauce add the last 1 tbsp of butter and heat over medium heat. Add the remaining minced garlic and cook for a few minutes. Add in the flour and herbs de provence and cook for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the milk slowly and then let the mixture simmer until it thickens. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
To finish, combine the sauce, mushrooms and pasta together. If the sauce becomes thick add in milk or olive oil to thin it out. Top with parsley and cheese and serve!

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19 Comments

  1. February 16, 2016 / 6:24 am

    I’m not always the biggest fan of mushrooms but this makes them look good!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  2. February 16, 2016 / 8:07 am

    I definitely share the same mindset as you for pasta, in fact we’re having pasta tonight. This looks amazing, and will have to be added to my menu in the coming weeks <3
    Green Fashionista

  3. February 16, 2016 / 8:28 am

    We are not huge pasta eaters, but when we do it’s dishes like this and whole wheat, of course. Adding this to the list, looks so good!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  4. February 16, 2016 / 8:35 am

    I could eat pasta for dinner every single night and never get tired of it however my husband doesn’t like it because carbs. This would be such a perfect compromise!

  5. February 16, 2016 / 8:37 am

    you had me at pasta. and parmesan 🙂 ok all of it. i love the whole wheat option. and the flavors all mixed together make a great combo for the perfect dish. another one to add to my list!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. February 16, 2016 / 9:06 am

    Looks and sounds delicious! I only eat whole pasta at home too. There is a brand at Whole Foods called Delallo that is really good. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!! 🙂

  7. February 16, 2016 / 9:41 am

    I love that mindset – we have plenty of healthy pasta meals around here – they are our favorites! This is definitely added to the must make list; it combines so many of my favorites!

  8. February 16, 2016 / 10:20 am

    You have me craving some pasta – this looks delicious!

  9. February 16, 2016 / 10:24 am

    I’m all about the whole wheat pasta as well and this recipe looks so good!

  10. February 16, 2016 / 10:53 am

    Oh this look so yummie. I love mushrooms.

  11. February 16, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    I could eat only pasta the rest of my life and be okay with it, so obviously I agree that there’s no reason to cut it out of your diet! 🙂 This looks like a delicious, healthy recipe – can’t wait to try it out!

  12. February 16, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    This sounds and looks amazing! I am going to try this later this week with gluten free pasta and maybe adding in some shrimp! Thanks for sharing love!

  13. February 16, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Pasta is so delicious! This sounds like a light and healthy alternative to a heavy cream sauce. Yum!

  14. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine
    February 17, 2016 / 8:21 am

    The only pasta I buy anymore it’s whole-wheat! This recipe sounds so delicious and looks wonderful! I can’t wait to try this!!!

  15. February 17, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    This looks so delicious! I love finding healthier pasta recipes — whole wheat pasta is my favorite! I will definitely have to add this to my recipes to try!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  16. February 19, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    Mmmm…this looks amazing! Anything with mushrooms! I love finding new healthy pasta recipes! Awesome!