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Porcini Mushroom Spaghetti Bolognese

Porcini Mushroom Spaghetti Bolognese

with Basil & Parmesan

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Vegetarians can still get a rich, hearty and satisfying bowl of pasta with this bolognese based on two types of delicious mushrooms. Cook up the chunky, veggie-packed sauce then toss it through perfectly al dente pasta for an Italian feast that will make you cry "Bravo!"


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Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount

1 packet

dried porcini mushrooms

1 packet

sliced mushrooms

1 unit

brown onion

1 stalk


2 clove


1 unit


1 packet


(ContainsGlutenMay be present Egg, Soy)

1 sachet

tomato paste

1 box


1 punnet


1 packet

grated Parmesan cheese


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

¾ cup

boiling water

40 g



½ tsp


1 tsp

brown sugar

(May be present Soy, Gluten, Milk, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame)
Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Energy (kJ)3030 kJ
Fat21.5 g
of which saturates14.7 g
Carbohydrate94.7 g
of which sugars19.6 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein28.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1090 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Large Pan
Chopping board
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Bring a kettle of water to the boil. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. In a heatproof jug or bowl, combine the boiling water from the kettle (3/4 cup for 2 people / 1 1/2 cups for 4 people) and dried porcini mushrooms. Set aside.


In a large frying pan, heat 1/2 the butter and a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. When the butter has melted, add the sliced mushrooms and a pinch of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and browned, 5-7 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. While the mushrooms are cooking, finely chop the brown onion. Finely chop the celery. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Grate the carrot (unpeeled).


Add the spaghetti to the saucepan of boiling water and cook until ‘al dente’, 9 minutes. Drain the pasta, reserving some pasta water (1/2 cup for 2 people / 1 cup for 4 people), then drizzle with olive oil to prevent sticking.


Add a drizzle of olive oil to the mushrooms. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook until softened, 6-7 minutes. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the passata, porcini mushrooms (roughly chop any big pieces), the salt, brown sugar and some reserved pasta water (1/4 cup for 2 people / 1/2 cup for 4 people). Add the porcini soaking liquid (leave any gritty bits at the bottom of the jug). Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until thickened, 5 minutes.


Pick the basil leaves and finely chop (reserve some for garnish). Add the chopped basil and remaining butter to the sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the spaghetti and toss to coat. Loosen with a little more reserved pasta water if needed.


Divide the porcini mushroom spaghetti bolognese between plates. Top with the grated Parmesan cheese and reserved basil.