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Mushroom Spaghetti
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5 from 3 votes

Mushroom Spaghetti

Try this out of the box Mushroom Spaghetti flavoured with vanilla powder and sunflower seed oil.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Modern
Keyword: Culinary Nirvana, Gayatri Singh, Mushroom Spaghetti, pasta, Spaghetti
Servings: 2
Author: Gayatri Singh


  • 160 g spelt spaghetti pasta You can use pasta of your choice
  • 200 g brown button mushrooms sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 nos or to taste red chilli deseeded and sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano chopped
  • 1 tbsp basil leaves
  • 1 nos vegetable stock cube Optional
  • 1/3 cup fresh cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder use vanilla paste or vanilla bean flesh
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black, white and red pepper used only black and white if you can’t find red.
  • 1 tsp or to taste salt
  • 1 tsp Sunflower seed oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil


  • Cook pasta till it is slightly less than al dente, e.g. if the package instructions call for 9 minutes of cooking then cook it for 6 minutes. Drain the pasta reserving about 1 cup of pasta water. Wash the pasta with cold water so it doesn’t stick.
  • Mix vegetable stock cube in the reserved pasta water.
  • Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a big, heavy-bottomed pan. Tip in the mushrooms and saute for 5-7 minutes or till they are brown and crispy. Take it out and keep it aside.
  • In the same pot, add in the garlic. Saute till it’s golden brown. Add in the chilli, fry for a few seconds and add half of the oregano. Tip in the browned mushroom, crushed pepper and mix it well. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream, mix it well. Add in 2 tbsp of pasta water and simmer for 2 minutes. Add in the vanilla powder and cook for a few seconds. Grate the nutmeg in the sauce.
  • Tip in the cooked spaghetti, mix it well. Add some more pasta water. Cook the pasta for another 3 minutes or till the spaghetti is properly cooked.
  • Add in the rest of the oregano, roughly picked basil leaves. Mix it well. Add 1 tsp of the sunflower seed oil and stir it well.
  • Garnish the pasta with some herbs and serve hot.