Apr 16, 2014

Creamy lemon and mushroom pasta

When I first tasted a lemon pasta a few years ago, I was instantly a fan! This exquisite lemony taste and all that creaminess combined with one of my favorite foods of all time - pasta. Over time, I have made different versions of this pasta. Sometimes I add white beans, sometimes mushrooms or just make a simple creamy sauce with grated lemon zest. But white mushrooms really fit here. I really don't know a person who doesn't like a creamy lemony pasta. This dish will definitely win some hearts (my dad is a huge fan!)


serves 2-4 people

Preparation time: 20 minutes.


  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cups / 150 g white mushrooms 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a pinch of ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • freshly grated lemon zest of one lemon
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 cup / 250 ml vegan cooking cream (I used Alpro Soya) or make your own!
  • + freshly boiled pasta for serving (I used penne)

When you start making the sauce, I recommend to boil the pasta at the same time. For the sauce: heat up some oil on a pan. Add finely chopped onions. Cook for a couple of minutes until slightly golden brown. Add chopped mushrooms. Cook for a minute. Add salt, pepper, thyme and grated lemon zest. Cook for a minute. Add lemon juice and cream. Let it simmer on a medium heat for a couple of minutes. Serve right away with freshly boiled pasta!



7 comments:

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    1. Dear Anonymous, I accidentally removed your lovely comment! I am glad you stopped by and I really love this pasta too :)

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  2. I love how cheap and delicious this sounds! I'm trying to get into veganism, but I'm in college so simplicity and cost are a big deal for me. Thanks for posting!

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    1. I am so happy you found the recipe useful! Cost and simplicity are important for me too. Hope you will love the pasta! :)

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  3. I made the mistake of using non-dairy creamer in this recipe and it was not good. Do you have any suggestions for alternatives to non-dairy cream? I can't find it in stores around me.

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  4. My favorite is soy cream but actually coconut milk also works wonderfully in here! You can also try to use plant milk and thicken it with a tiny bit of flour.

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