15 Minute Garlic Mushroom Pasta

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If you’re looking for a delicious and comforting meal that’s ready in a flash, this 15 minute garlic mushroom pasta recipe is for you!

It’s ready in fifteen minutes (or less!) and uses only 5 ingredients (not including water). Perfect for those busy weeknights.

Garlic and mushrooms are a match made in heaven, of course. Pop them in a creamy sauce with some pasta and you get an absolutely divine little dish that you’ll make time and time again.

Ingredients, Substitutions and Variations

  • Fresh pasta – fresh pasta is a winner for weeknights – it takes such a short amount of time to cook. You can use dried if you want to, but bear in mind that the cooking time will increase. You can use any shape of pasta.
  • Butter – listen, you can use olive oil if you want to, but if you want to make this meal properly delicious then you need to use butter!
  • Mushrooms – I used a selection of woodland mushrooms. You can use any mushrooms you like, but a mix is best so that you get a variety of textures and flavours.
  • Garlic – it’s impossible to use too much garlic in this recipe. I used six large cloves, and it could easily take more if you want to up the flavour.
  • Double cream – if you’ve ever wondered how restaurants make your food so delicious, the answer is double cream – and it’s so necessary in this recipe for that incredible creamy sauce!

Garlic Mushroom Pasta Top Tips

  1. Cooking the pasta

    This recipe is best when you cook the pasta so that it’s al dente. Then, when you mix the pasta and the sauce, leave them to sit for a while. The pasta will soak up all of that delicious creamy sauce.

  2. Making the sauce

    The sauce is very easy to make, but it’s important not to let the garlic burn – that would make the dish bitter. Keep an eye on it.

  3. Make ahead

    You can make the creamy sauce beforehand. Store in the fridge for up to 24 hours, then heat thoroughly before mixing with cooked pasta.

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15 Minute Garlic Mushroom Pasta

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Harriet Young
Using only five ingredients and ready in fifteen minutes, this creamy garlic mushroom pasta is a weeknight winner!
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 People


  • 500 g fresh pasta
  • 25 g butter
  • 500 g mushrooms
  • 6 large garlic cloves
  • 300 ml double cream


  • Put a large pan of salted water on to boil. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions then drain.
  • Meanwhile, roughly chop the mushrooms. Melt the butter over a medium heat in a wide bottomed saucepan then add the mushrooms. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Peel and dice the garlic. Add to the saucepan and cook for 2 more minutes until fragrant.
  • Pour in the cream, stir, heat gently until it is simmering and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Mix together the creamy mushroom sauce and the pasta. Enjoy!
Keyword 15 minutes, mushrooms, pasta

5 responses to “15 Minute Garlic Mushroom Pasta”

  1. 5 stars
    I love recipes like this – so quick, so tasty, and so easy – definitely remaking this one!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is a dream, it’s so easy and so flavorful! I’ll be making this for dinner on a regular basis! Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    I was googling to make a list of 15 minute dinners and I found your recipe. The whole family loved it and it’s made my go-to list!

  4. 5 stars
    My favourite type of pasta dish. I drool all the way down the page. Mmmm!

  5. 5 stars
    A simple yet comforting dish. This looks so lovely and who doesn’t love a quick dinner recipe?!

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