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Pasta with Olive Oil, Garlic and Mushrooms

This simple dish of pasta with olive oil, garlic and mushrooms will have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. But, you'll want to savor every bite.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 388kcal


  • 1 pound whole wheat spaghetti noodles uncooked, preferably whole wheat
  • cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound mushrooms sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup fresh basil about 7-8 large leaves, sliced into thin strips
  • Parmesan cheese optional, shaved or grated


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions, reserving a quarter cup of the pasta water.
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet.
  • Add garlic, mushrooms and salt and saute for about 5-7 minutes. The mushrooms should be soft and the garlic golden.
  • Add the reserved pasta water to the pan and stir to incorporate.
  • Add drained spaghetti noodles to the skillet and stir to coat with olive oil mixture.
  • Top with basil leaves and Parmesan cheese, if using.


Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 408mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3.2mg