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This quick everyday pasta dish features a deliciously creamy mushroom sauce and some crispy spiced chickpeas. An easy family-friendly vegetarian meal everyone loves!

Creamy Mushroom Pasta with Chickpeas

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Savory
  • Cuisine: Plant-based

Description

This quick everyday pasta dish features a deliciously creamy mushroom sauce and some crispy spiced chickpeas. An easy family-friendly vegetarian meal everyone loves!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 8.8 ounces (250g) pasta of your choice: tagliatelle, fettuccine, penne
  • 1 medium shallot or 2 small, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups (400g) cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup (250 ml) white wine
  • 2 cups (500 ml) heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 15-ounces can (286g) chickpeas, drained, rinsed and dried
  • 1 Tablespoon ground paprika
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • Grated parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
  • Parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions

For the creamy mushroom sauce:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat and once hot, melt in the shallots until translucent, about one minute. Throw in mushrooms and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add garlic, sauté for 30 more seconds, season with salt and pepper.
  2. Increase the heat, add white wine and cook for a few minutes to allow the about half of the alcohol from the wine to evaporate.
  3. Pour in the heavy cream, bring to a boil, then turn the heat on low and simmer for a couple of minutes, until the sauce thickens (it should coat the back of a spoon).

For the chickpeas:

  1. In a separate skillet, add drained and dried chickpeas and cook for 2 additional minutes, shaking the pan regularly. Stir in the paprika, the chili powder and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

For the pasta:

  1. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions. Keep aside 1 or 2 cups (250-500 ml) of the cooking water and then drain the pasta.
  2. Add warm pasta to the creamy mushroom sauce, stir and re-heat slightly if needed. If you want the sauce a little bit creamier, add some of the pasta cooking water.
  3. Serve immediately and top with spiced chickpeas on top as well as some grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley if desired. Enjoy!

Keywords: Creamy mushroom pasta