Garlic mushroom linguine

This garlic mushroom linguine is easy and delicious. Simple and flavorful without any fuss and perfect as a vegetarian main dish.

Linguini with Garlic & Mushrooms

Sometimes, all I need is a bowl of comforting pasta. I don’t even care what sauce/flavorings I have on it. I just want perfectly cooked pasta. Even something as simple as garlic-butter would be perfect. But alas, my family expect more of me than just garlic-butter spaghetti. So I have to compromise and give them something slightly more substantial but I still need it to be easy-peasy and no-fuss.

We try to eat vegetarian meals a few times a week and a simple pasta like this garlic mushroom linguine is a great way to make it easier to eat less meat. Not only is it good for the environment, it also cuts your food budget down.

Even though I absolutely adore cooking, there are just nights when I can’t stand being in the kitchen. It’s too hot, I’m not feeling it and all I want to do is lie on the couch and watch The Office. Pasta is perfect for nights like that because, it’s so easy to rustle a sauce together that cooks in the same time as the pasta does. You could make a simple garlic butter sauce and emulsify it with the pasta cooking water or add some cream to create a velvety sauce. It’s really probably the easiest thing I’ve ever cooked and my family all loved it.

How to make garlic mushroom linguine

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil then add the linguine. While the pasta cooks, saute sliced mushrooms and leeks in a large pan or skillet until golden brown. Add the garlic and oregano and saute for another 30 seconds before adding the cream. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Season with lemon, salt and pepper then remove from the heat. Drain the linguine and reserve 1 cup of water. Toss the pasta with the sauce and add a few tablespoons of pasta cooking water. Serve topped with grated Parmesan.

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Garlic mushroom linguine

Garlic mushroom linguine

This garlic mushroom linguine is easy and delicious. Simple and flavorful without any fuss and perfect as a vegetarian main dish.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy pasta recipe, linguine recipe, mushroom linguine
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 417kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 6


  • 500 g Linguini
  • 500 g (+- 1lb) mushrooms sliced
  • 2 leeks finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • fresh oregano to serve optional
  • Parmesan for serving


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and add the linguine. Cook for +- 10 minutes until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, in a large sauce pan, fry the mushrooms and leeks until all the liquid from the mushrooms have evaporated and the mushrooms have started to brown (+- 5-7 minutes). Add the garlic and oregano and fry for another minute.
  • Add the cream and lemon juice and season to taste.
  • Drain the linguine, reserve 1 cup of water and add to the sauce. Add a few tablespoons of the pasta cooking water and toss to coat the linguine in the sauce. Serve with extra cracked black pepper and a few oregano leaves.


Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 786IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg