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Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Leeks & Parmesan

This recipe is inspired by Simone, who has a gorgeous blog called Junglefrog Cooking. She recommended I make a pasta dish with all the mushrooms I won from Marx Foods. Here's my adaptation of her original recipe.

Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Leeks & Parmesan


8 ounces spaghetti, cooked according to the package instructions [I broke my spaghetti in half before cooking to make the eating process easier]

olive oil

2 leeks, white parts only, halved, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, sliced

4 cups sliced mushrooms (choose whichever kind you like or have available)

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/4 cup white wine

1/4 cup cream

1/4 cup Parmesan

garnish: toasted pecans, fresh mint, Parmesan


1. Heat oil in a pan. Add leeks and garlic and cook for 7 minutes.

2. Add mushrooms, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper and saute for 10 minutes.

3. Add white wine and let it cook out.

4. Add in cooked pasta, cream and Parmesan cheese and cook for two minutes.

5. Serve garnished with toasted pecans, fresh mint and more Parmesan.

This pasta dish was incredibly easy to prepare and had great bold flavors. I decided to use mint very last minute, but it actually went great with the cheese, cream and the mushrooms.

The dish re-heated well as leftovers, which is a big thing in my book! I hope you give this a try. I'm also going to submit it to Marx Foods recipe contest...more on this later.


Cindy said...

That is SO TOTALLY my idea of a delicious meal!!!

Anonymous said...

Delicious-looking! And congrats on winning the mushrooms.


Shelby said...

Looks delicious!

Simones Kitchen said...

O, it makes we want to make this dish right away again! Love it!! Your version looks great too!

Hillary said...

This dish looks and sounds very sophisticated! You should submit this to! :)

Mary Bergfeld said...

I really like this recipe. Mint was an inspired idea. Have a great day.

Lea Ann said...

This looks awesome! I better give this a try before my mint freezes and dies. Thanks for the recipe.

Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Scrumptious really scrumptious I want it for my dinner this weekend :)



ina said...

wow that looks sooooo great!
nice pictures, they make me hungry ^^

greets from germany,

maybelle's mom said...

you are very lucky to have too many mushrooms. Pasta is a great option for them. And, to me the omelette is even better. yum.

chow and chatter said...

this looks wonderful what a great combo of ingredients

Anonymous said...

A very pretty bowl of spaghetti, I love the addition of leeks along with the mushrooms!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous looking dinner!

gaga said...

What pretty mushrooms! I really don't get a chance to enjoy leeks and mushrooms as often as I would like. This looks like a tasty dish that I would love!

pigpigscorner said...

wow lucky you! This looks my kind of pasta dish!

Karena said...

Looks yummy! I wouldn't have thought to add mint...definitely want to try this dish soon!