Let’s make this deliciously Creamy Orange Mushroom Pasta today. It is one of the easiest pasta recipes you will ever whip up and even better it tastes just like a dish you will get in an authentic Italian Restaurant in the comfort of your own home.
It is comfort food at its best, made with just 8 everyday ingredients, vegetarian and quick aka ready in less than 20 mins! Meatless Mondays, quick weeknight suppers, Fathers Day treats, let’s go crazy during mushroom season moments all covered.
Mushroom Pasta Sauce
What makes this Mushroom Pasta is the slightly tart yet still creamy Mushroom Pasta Sauce. And it is all down to one secret ingredient aka orange juice. The combination of mild sweetish cream, tart orange juice and earthy mushrooms is JUST SO GOOD. I imagine a tiny hint of orange zest or nutmeg will only enhance the flavours of the Orange Mushroom Pasta Sauce even more.
How To Cook Mushroom Pasta
Step 1. Cook pasta and set aside.
Step 2. Sauté the mushrooms till soft and starting to caramelise.
Step 3. Add the rocket (arugula) and let soften.
Step 4. Stir in orange juice and milk and cook for 1 min till well combined.
Step 5. Switch off the heat and stir in the parmesan, seasoning and pasta.
That is it! Your Mushroom Pasta in 5 easy steps!!!
Tips To Make Creamy Orange Mushroom Pasta
Feel free to use any type of mushrooms to your preference and even a mixture of mushrooms.
Clean the mushrooms well before you start slicing them.
Make sure the mushrooms are sliced rather than halved or quartered as they cook quicker this way.
For maximum flavour make sure the mushrooms start to caramelise before you add the cream.
Grate the Parmesan finely so that it melts easily.
Add the Parmesan after you switch off the heat, just gently stir it in till it melts.
Use a really good milk when making the Mushroom Pasta Sauce. We use a2 Milk™. (You guys know about my household’s love affair with a2 Milk™ as it has been life-changing for my sister whose digestive system does not agree with regular milk. But a2 Milk™? It goes down a treat).
How to Make Mushroom Pasta Gluten-Free
It’s so easy to make this into a gluten-free pasta dish. Simply replace the regular pasta with the gluten-free pasta of your choice.
So yeap this Orange Mushroom Pasta Sauce is creamy, sweetish salty, citrusy and with the addition of pasta becomes filling, easy and light on the wallet. Feel free to drop everything and make it now.
More Mushroom Recipes
If you like mushroom you could try this Tanzanian inspired mushroom curry, creamy orange polenta with an orange mushroom sauce, 10 min weeknight mushroom ramen and grilled portobello mushroom steaks with an apricot and mango salsa. Yeap, there are a whole lot of mushroom recipes on this blog.
For more pasta love why not check out this asparagus mushroom pasta recipe?
Please do head over to the a2 milk website, when you have a moment, where you can find lots of information about allergies and intolerances and even a contact email for their own in-house nutritionist. You can also find more about them on Twitter or Facebook for more information.
*a2 Milk is not suitable for anyone medically diagnosed with galactosaemia, lactose intolerance or a cows’ milk allergy. If you require any specific advice, then please do check with a nutritionist.
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Originally published in June 2017
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Creamy Orange Mushroom Pasta
- 400 g (14oz) spaghetti
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 450 g (1lb) mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
- 150 g (5.3oz) rocket (arugula), washed
- 4 tbsp orange juice
- 240 ml (1 cup) milk (I used a2 milk)
- 6 tbsp grated parmesan
- Salt to taste
- Cook pasta according to packet instructions and set aside somewhere warm.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry the mushrooms for about 10 mins till soft and starting to caramelise.
- Add the rocket and fry for a min till it is softened.
- Then quickly stir in orange juice and milk and cook over medium heat for 1 min till the liquids are well combined.
- Switch off the heat and stir in the parmesan and season.
- Mix in the pasta and serve.