Creamy Mushroom Pasta

15 Minute Creamy Mushroom Pasta

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Introducing my delicious 15 minute Creamy Mushroom Pasta – the perfect midweek supper!

Trust me, this vegan pasta sauce is going to transform your pasta dinners and take them to the next level.

It’s creamy and packed full of flavour plus it’s dairy-free and gluten-free.

With only 8 simple ingredients, great food doesn’t come much easier than this!


  • Super easy
  • Comforting
  • Ready in 15 minutes
  • Perfectly balanced
  • Vegan and gluten-free

Using these 8 ingredients that are available from major supermarkets.


This delicious mushroom pasta is made with just 8 ingredients (plus olive oil and seasoning) and takes just 5 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to cook – ideal as an after-work dinner.  

The sauce is so creamy, it’s really hard to believe it’s dairy-free!

Fried Mushrooms

Any mushrooms work well – make it with just one type or try with a mixture of chestnut, button, oyster and shiitake.

Firstly, roughly chop and fry for about 5 minutes until softened.

The creamy dairy-free and egg-free sauce is made with cashew nuts! They’re soaked in warm water and then blended with almond milk (or other dairy-free milk) to give an amazingly smooth sauce. 

Try these swaps in the sauce:
Replace dried sage with dried thyme
Swap Dijon for English mustard (make sure it’s gluten-free)
Sprinkle in smoked paprika instead of paprika

15 Minute Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Add the velvety vegan sauce to the mushrooms and heat through for a couple of minutes.

15 Minute Creamy Mushroom Pasta


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15 Minute Creamy Mushroom Pasta

You can use any gluten-free pasta in this quick 15 minute vegan dinner recipe.

Try long pasta like spaghetti, linguine or pasta shapes such as fusilli, rigatoni or penne.

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Add a sprinkling of chopped fresh herbs, if you like, just before serving – flat-leaf parsley, coriander, basil or chives all work well.

That’s it – a super speedy vegan supper on the table in 15 minutes! Enjoy!

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

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15 Minute Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Delicious 15 minute Gluten free Vegan Creamy Mushroom Pasta Using 8 ingredients
4.75 from 12 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: British, Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: James Wythe
Cost: £5


  • 100 g cashews soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
  • 250 g gluten-free pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 g mushrooms roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried sage
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (250ml) or other non-dairy milk
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard (optional)
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped fresh herbs, to serve (optional)


  • Place your 100g cashews into a bowl and pour over enough hot water to cover. Set aside to soak
  • Now cook your 250g pasta according to the packet instructions
  • Next heat the 2 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan and roughly chop your mushrooms, adding them into the pan as you go, fry for 5 minutes until they soften and brown
  • Meanwhile drain your cashews and add them to a blender along with 1 tbsp dried sage, ½ tsp paprika, 1 cup (250ml) milk, ½ tsp Dijon mustard (optional), squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper and blend until smooth
  • Pour your sauce into the frying pan with the mushrooms, stir and heat through for 1-2 minutes (no longer, as the sauce thickens quickly)
  • Finally drain your pasta and add it to the frying pan. Stir the pasta and sauce together, top with fresh herbs (optional) and season to taste with salt and pepper
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22 reviews

  1. 5 stars
    So good and easy/quick to prepare. It tastes like a real creamy white sauce pasta but so much healthier and vegan! Would be cooking it regularly

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight. The sauce is DIVINE!! I’m a garlic addict so added some when frying up the mushrooms. The whole dish so easy and quick to make! Well worth it. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Fabulous recipe! If you’re big on flavor, double the lemon and Dijon and add a scoop of nutritional yeast to the sauce. YUM!

  4. Hi James,

    I always love your recipes. Is there a blender you would recommend for blending these types of ingredients (cashew nuts, chickpeas) and more?

    1. Thank you Danyelle, any cup blender will work (the less powerful the blender the more beneficial it is to soak the cashews to help soften). I currently use a high powered Sage Super Q blender but also own a Ninja which also does the job well 🙂

  5. 4 stars
    This was way more simple to make than I thought. I ended up squeezing half a lemon over it as I really liked it zesty and it gave it a bit more flavour.

  6. Absolutely divine! Sooo easy, filling and nutritious. Can even add some pancetta/chorizo for those wanting meaty flavours!

  7. Hiya, quick question – should this be sweet paprika or hot / smoked paprika?

    Many thanks, love your recipes

  8. Just made this and it tasted amazing easy and quick to make, your recipes literally save my life.
    Eating luxury meals that doesn’t take hours to make

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