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Mushroom and Pesto Pasta | The New Baguette

Mushroom Pesto Pasta

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


Pasta with sautéed mushrooms and vegan basil pesto is a simple weeknight dinner that always hits the spot.



For the Mushrooms and Pasta

  • 3/4 pound short pasta, like farfalle, gemelli, or shells
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • Pinch of salt + pepper

For the Pesto

  • 3 packed cups basil leaves (about 1 large bunch)
  • 1/3 cup roasted almonds, pistachios, or walnuts, or toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • 1 medium garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon white miso
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Boil a large pot of water for the pasta.
  2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, salt, and pepper, and cook until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Make the pesto. In a food processor, combine the basil, nuts, and garlic. Pulse until everything is broken down. Then add the lemon juice, miso, salt, and pepper. With the motor running, gradually stream in the oil and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasonings, if needed.
  4. Generously salt the boiling water and cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente.
  5. Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Add the mushrooms and pesto and toss to combine.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 460

Keywords: pasta, mushrooms, pesto, vegan, basil

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