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Mushroom and Thyme Pasta Recipe

Try Georgia Harding's Mushroom and Thyme Pasta Recipe

Credit: Georgia Harding

This pasta is one of my favourite vegetarian midweek meals. It’s quick and easy to make and really tasty. You can make it with any kind of mushrooms but I like a mix of shiitake, oyster and field or Swiss brown.

Serves: 4



  • 50g butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 400g mushrooms, sliced or torn
  • ¼ tsp thyme, dried (or 2 tbsp fresh leaves)
  • Good pinch sea salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar*
  • ¼ cup vegetable stock (or chicken stock if not vegetarian)
  • 2 heaped tbsp crème fraîche
  • 250g rice quinoa pasta
  • Handful parsley leaves, chopped
  • Parmesan, shaved, to serve
  1. Fill large pot with water and bring to boil.
  2. In wok or large pan, melt butter over low heat.
  3. Add garlic, mushrooms and thyme and turn heat up moderately high. Season with good pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
  4. Stir mushrooms continually until they start to soften and brown.
  5. Add vinegar and stock. It should sizzle and reduce until there is just a little liquid in bottom of pan.
  6. Turn off heat and stir through crème fraîche.
  7. Add pasta to boiling water and cook according to packet directions until al dente.
  8. Once it’s cooked, strain and then add to mushroom sauce. Turn on heat and mix pasta through sauce to gently heat.
  9. Divide between four bowls and top with parsley and parmesan. Enjoy immediately.
  10. *If you don’t have sherry vinegar, replace it with 2 tbsp white wine.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.