Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Creamy Spinach & Mushroom Spaghetti



Are you on the lookout for a quick and easy weeknight meal that can come together in 20 minutes? Look no further! This pasta dish is simple and fast, and is also creamy and delicious. I used to always avoid creamy dishes because of the dairy, but using vegan cream cheese and sour cream in this dish makes it taste rich without the worry.


Creamy Spinach & Mushroom Spaghetti
serves 4, adapted from mouthwatering vegan

1/2 lb spaghetti
olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 C mushrooms, chopped
3 C fresh spinach leaves, or 1 C frozen spinach
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp vegan cream cheese
1/2 C vegan sour cream
1 tsp oregano
1/8 C almond milk
panko bread crumbs

Boil your spagetti, then drain and set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat and cook the garlic until browned. Add the mushrooms and cook through on medium heat.
Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Stir in the nutritional yeast, oregano, vegan cream cheese and vegan sour cream. Stir well and let cook for a few minutes until the cream cheese and sour cream have melted and been combined. Add in the almond milk and stir well until sauce thickens slightly.
Pour the sauce over the spaghetti noodles and toss. Serve topped with panko bread crumbs.


As you can see, my mushrooms are in super small pieces. Feel free to make them whatever size you like - I am trying to like mushrooms after a lifetime of avoiding them. I've realized if they are mixed up in things and I can't really see them, then I don't mind them as much!

Are there any foods you are trying harder to like and eat? Any tips for me?


Thanks for stopping by!


  1. looks delicious, lady! i love that it's creamy without being overly creamy. and who could go wrong with mushrooms, spinach, and nooch?! three of my favorite things!

  2. Ooooo! This looks delicious!!! Like Caitlin said - this looks perfect because it's creamy without being too creamy. Must try this this week!

  3. OMG! Looks and sounds awesome! WOW! YUM!

  4. What a great combo of flavors! I love those crunchy bread crumbs on top!

    I don't love broccoli, but just playing around with different ways to cook it has led me to a few ways that I actually enjoy eating broccoli! :-)


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