Black Pasta with Mushrooms Recipe

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  • Vegetarian
serves: 2
Skill: easy
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 731 kCal 37%
Fat 31g 44%
  -  Saturates 18g 90%
Carbohydrates 91g 37%

This black pasta with mushrooms is a chic dish that is simply delicious! We’ve paired black squid ink spaghetti with a rich mushroom sauce that is so easy to make. It’s delightfully quick to whip up and looks so striking. Black pasta is available from some supermarkets, but we actually found ours in our local fishmonger! Black pasta with mushrooms is perfect for a special dinner for two and a great option if you are cooking for vegetarians. If you’re feeling adventurous you could even forage the mushrooms which are in season in autumn, but make sure you use a guide to double check to avoid any dangerous ones. This autumnal black pasta with mushrooms is a simple pasta dish that is so impressive, but hardly takes any work.


  • 250g squid ink spaghetti or linguini
  • 2tbsp salted butter
  • 250g mixed wild mushrooms
  • 1tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4tbsp double cream
  • 100ml mushroom stock
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Grated Parmesan, to serve


  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions, once cooked drain and set aside.

  • While the pasta is cooking melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Sauté the mushrooms in the butter for 2mins, then add the thyme and continue to cook for a couple more minutes. Next add the cream and allow the sauce to reduce for a few minutes, then stir in the stock and then remove the pan from the heat.

  • Add the drained pasta to the frying pan and season well. Add the lemon juice and zest, and mix well so that the pasta is evenly coated in lovely mushroom sauce. Serve immediately topped with grated Parmesan.

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