This Mushroom and Spinach Pasta is an easy 20-minute meal that the whole family will enjoy. Filled with fresh mushrooms, spinach, garlic, and Parmesan cheese, this creamy pasta is bursting with flavor and ready in no time!
It’s no secret that I love garlic. It’s my favorite spice to cook with it, and I practically use it in every dish that I possibly can without going over the garlic edge of insanity. From this hummus to that corn and this garlic bread, you could definitely say that garlic and I are best friends.
But, throw some Parmesan cheese in the mix, and it makes everything even better. You see, garlic and Parmesan together is my absolute favorite combo. I have enough recipes on Pumpkin ‘N Spice to feed a small army of garlic and Parmesan fans, and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon.
From this Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli, to these Baked Garlic Parmesan Wedges, Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, and Parmesan Garlic Shrimp Fettuccine, I love it all. Do you blame me?
So, it only seemed natural that the 30-Minute Thursday dish for November (woohoo!) should be one filled with garlic, parmesan, and lots of carbs. After all, we’re nearing the holidays, so I’m making it a rule that calories don’t count. Starting now. Who’s with me?
This mushroom and spinach pasta in a creamy garlic Parmesan sauce is an easy, 20-minute meal that the whole family will enjoy. Filled with fresh mushrooms, spinach, garlic and Parmesan cheese, this creamy pasta is bursting with flavor and ready in no time! If you’re a fan of garlic and Parmesan like I am, then this dish was made for you.
And did I mention that I L-O-V-E mushrooms? And spinach, too? If you’re the same as me, then you’ll go crazy over this garlic Parmesan pasta.
Ingredients Needed for Mushroom & Spinach Pasta
The ingredients for this vegetarian pasta dish are so simple! You’re just seven items of deliciousness away from this cheesy, creamy, garlicky bowl of goodness. Filled with mushrooms, spinach and loads of flavor, I guarantee this pasta will be the talk of the dinner table!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this spinach mushroom pasta:
- Unsalted butter
- Baby bella mushrooms
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh spinach
How to Make Mushroom and Spinach Pasta
Like most of my recipes, this vegetarian pasta dish is a breeze to whip up! From start to finish, you can have this creamy and dreamy spinach pasta ready in 20 minutes. You can’t get much easier than that! Especially since Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take all of the easy meals that I can get my hands on!
- Cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Melt the butter in a skillet, then add the sliced mushrooms and sauté. Add in the minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
- Add the cooked pasta to the skillet, then stir in the shredded cheese, milk, salt, and pepper.
- Add spinach and stir until wilted.
What Type of Pasta Should I Use?
You can make this mushroom and spinach pasta with any short, study pasta. Elbow macaroni, mini ziti, and penne are all good options.
Can I Add Other Veggies to This Garlic Parmesan Pasta?
I don’t see why not! The creamy garlic Parmesan sauce pairs perfectly with just about any veggie.
Tips for Making Mushroom & Spinach Pasta
This recipe is fairly flexible and can be adapted to your family’s needs. To bulk up this dish even more, add diced or shredded chicken, or even shrimp.
If you don’t have spinach on hand, finely chopped kale or arugula would also work. You can also use different varieties of mushrooms!
I’ve only made this garlic Parmesan pasta with fresh spinach, but I bet you could use frozen spinach if desired. You may want to thaw the spinach and squeeze out any excess liquid before adding it to the skillet.
Looking for more easy pasta recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- 30-Minute Lasagna Rollups
- Instant Pot Pesto Chicken with Pasta
- Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
- Pepperoni Pizza Hamburger Helper
- Cheeseburger Casserole
Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms
- 8 ounces dry pasta (I used mini ziti noodles)
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 ounces sliced baby bella mushrooms
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons milk (any kind)
- Salt and pepper , to taste
- 3 cups fresh baby spinach
- Cooking pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Then add in garlic, being careful not to burn.
- Reduce heat to low. Add cooked and drained pasta to skillet. Stir in Parmesan cheese, milk, salt and pepper until mixed through. Remove from heat. Add spinach and stir until wilted.
- Serve immediately.
- See tips for making this recipe in the blog post above.
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says
Yes! Calories don’t count from here forward! I love your thinking! I’m a big fan of garlic too and use a lot more than the average bear 😉 And mushrooms! Yes! And they are so good for you too! Any meal that I can whip up this quick is a good one in my books. Actually, this would be perfect for this evening; I have some things to do and pressed for time and this would hit the spot. Pinned, of course. Hope you have a fantastic weekend, Gayle!
Yay for no calories! 🙂 I’m all about the easy meals, but especially when it gets busy during the week. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for the sweet comment!
How many calories per serving?
Hi Leah! I don’t calculate calories, as I don’t want to give the wrong information and am not an expert in that area. There are plenty of calorie counters online that you can try. Hope you enjoy!
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
Girl, this is TOTALLY my kind of comfort food!! I’m a huge fan of mushrooms hanging out with my noodles so I’m totally drooling over here and kinda wishing this would appear in front of me for breakfast right now!
Thanks, Sarah! I think this pasta definitely counts as breakfast! 🙂
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I love these 30 minute Thursdays!!!! and this garlic parmesan pasta with spinach and mushrooms needs to happen soon in my kitchen! love this!!!! I love spinach and mushrooms together!!!
Thanks, Alice! Spinach and mushrooms are my favorite combo, too!
I love how simple and delicious this looks! My kind of chilly weather, weeknight, sit on the couch and relax meal 🙂
Thank you, Sues!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
I love your delicious 30 minute recipes Gayle! Mushrooms and spinach are always thrown in to our quick pasta dishes. Perfect quick comfort food.
I agree, Dannii! Thanks for the kind words!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Seriously, I LOVE that you adore garlic as much as I do, Gayle! You’d think I was trying to slay vampires as a living with my constant garlic breath! LOl. BEST spice ever if you ask me! I always look forward to your groups 30 min Thursday posts and obviously I am loving this pasta!! Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms?! SOLD! Quick and easy dinner deliciousness, my friend! Pinned of course! Cheers!
Garlic lovers unite! I’m sure my husband doesn’t appreciate the constant garlic breath, but, oh well! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words and pin, friend!
Izzy @ She Likes Food says
I’m obsessed with garlic too!! The pediatrician told me I shouldn’t eat that much right now because I’m nursing, but I still manage to sneak it into most of my dishes! I also love garlic and parmesan paired together so I’m really loving this pasta!
Garlic is the best! Glad you can still sneak some in there. Thanks, Izzy!
I LOVE garlic too, and with mushrooms, spinach, and parmesan, I’m all over this pasta! One pot pastas are the biggest life saver and I need to add this to my meal plan!
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
After sharing my Garlic Parmesan Chicken recipe yesterday, we’re obviously on the same track these days — quick and easy dinners with tons of flavor. Love your pasta version…it sounds delicious!
Thank you, Blair! I’m all about garlic parmesan anything!
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
A really tasty weeknight meal.
Definitely, Karen! Thanks for stopping by.
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
Oh calories definitely don’t count during November or December. Lol. I love garlic so much – it goes in everything savory that I make. So I’m super down with this delicious pasta dish! Hooray!
Thanks, Liz! Hooray for garlic! 🙂
I use garlic all the time too! And with parm + mushrooms + spinach??? Um, yes please! I’ll take a big bowl!
Thank you, Ashley!
I love everything about this gorgeous pasta, especially the garlic 🙂 It’s just the kind of comfort food we need to get through the cooler months. Yay for only 7 ingredients too – so perfect for busy weeknights!
Thanks, Kelly! Easy meals are the best! 🙂
Garlic, parm, spinach, mushrooms, this pasta has literally everything I could want in a bowl 🙂 Drooling!
Thanks, Medha! It’s definitely drool-worthy!
I love your 30 minute meals, Gayle! And this is no exception! Perfect for any busy weeknight!
GiGi Eats says
PARMESAN WAS MY FAVORITEEEEEEEEEEE on noodles – OMG OMG! You are reminding me of when I used to just SUBSIST on that dish!
Thanks, Gigi! 🙂
Ashley - the recipe rebel says
I loooove garlic too! It adds so much flavor! Love how simple this is, too — that’s all I can handle these days!
Simple is the best! Thanks, Ashley!
This pasta looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of mushrooms, too! Love 30 minute Thursdays!
Thanks for the kind words, friend!
Spinach and mushroom is one of my favorite combination! The pasta sounds amazing yet simple! 🙂
Thanks, Manali! It’s a favorite of mine, too.
Keri @ Fashionable Foods says
Garlic and parmesan = the best combo ever! Especially when combined with pasta, spinach, and mushrooms! Love this recipe, Gayle. It will certainly be perfect for busy nights during the holiday season!
Thanks for the sweet comment, Keri!
Demeter | Beaming Baker says
You know I always look forward to your 30 minute meals, G! This one is no exception. I totally remember you telling us that you LOVED garlic and parm together. Might it exceed your love of pumpkin???? NO, impossible! Haha. The combo of spinach and mushroom over pasta is one of my personal faves, so obviously I’m here drooling and dreaming with ya. 😉 Pinning and sharing, of course! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend my friend. 🙂
Haha thanks, Demeter! I think garlic and parm exceeds my love for pumpkin, but not by much! 🙂
What a delicious pasta dish for a weeknight meal!!
Thank you, Christin!
Hi Gayle: I found your blog quite by chance yesterday morning, and I’m glad that I did. I was searching for an easy dinner recipe which required spinach, since I had a 1 lb. bag of spinach that I wanted to use up before it expired. Your dish sounded tasty to me, & quick to prepare, so I made it. I had everything on hand which this recipe called for. It was VERY tasty, & easy to prepare! I’ll definitely make it again. I had a couple of(cooked) chicken thighs in the fridge from the previous evening, so we also had them with the pasta. Thanks for your lovely recipe 🙂
Hi Angelina! I’m so glad that you liked this recipe! Sounds like the chicken was a delicious addition. Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know how it turned out!
Rachael Williams says
Simple, quick and delicious. I added 2 tbl spoons of heavy cream and it made the sauce perfect. Adding this to the monthly rotation of meals for us.
I’m so glad you liked this, Rachael! Such a great idea to add heavy cream to the sauce! Thanks so much for stopping by!