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Mushroom, tomato and balsamic pasta recipe

Mushroom, tomato and balsamic pasta recipe

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Switch out your usual meaty bolognese for this tangy, garlicky mushroom pasta recipe using only organic ingredients. Crisp mushrooms and balsamic onions are piled on top of a simple tomato sauce and bouncy fusilli in this easy midweek meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 428 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


  • 2 tbsp organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 organic garlic cloves, crushed
  • 390g carton organic chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 300g organic wholewheat fusilli pasta
  • 250g pack organic chestnut mushrooms, finely sliced
  • 1 small organic red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp organic balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp crushed chillies
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, roughly torn, plus extra to garnish
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 14%
  • Saturates

    2g 8%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    0.3g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 68.6g Protein 8.6g Fibre 7.6g


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a saucepan over a medium heat, then fry half the garlic for 1 min until soft but not browned.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes and mixed herbs. Rinse the empty tomato carton with a splash of water, add this to the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 20 mins until reduced. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta to pack instructions.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a nonstick frying pan and fry the mushrooms and onion for 5 mins until soft and starting to brown. Add the garlic and fry for 1 min before adding the balsamic vinegar and crushed chillies. Bring to the boil and bubble for 2 mins until reduced and sticky.
  5. Drain the pasta, reserving a little cooking water. Stir the pasta into the tomato sauce with a splash of cooking water to loosen if needed. Stir through the torn basil.
  6. Divide the pasta between the bowls and top with some of the balsamic onions and mushrooms. Garnish with a few extra basil leaves and a grind of black pepper. Serve immediately.

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