May 9, 2009

Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Garlic and Oil




I've been getting a lot of requests for pasta recipes lately so I though this would be a nice addition to my recipes. I love pasta, but I try not to eat it too often because it's high in points. When I do make pasta, I use a lot of vegetables and less pasta so it becomes filling without all the extra points. Any mushrooms would be great for this recipe, or even a combination of a variety of mushrooms. Simple and ready in under 15 minutes.



Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Garlic and Oil
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 Size: 1/4 of recipe Old Points: 6 pts Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 292.6 • Fat: 8.1 g • Carb: 45.7 g • Fiber: 3.1 g • Protein: 9.9 g • Sugar: 2.6 

Ingredients:
  • 12 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 lb (8 oz.) uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and fresh pepper

Directions:

Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package directions.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until soft, about 1 minute. Add the sliced mushrooms, salt and pepper and sauté about 2 minutes. Add white wine and cook another 3 minutes.

Before draining the pasta reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Drain pasta and toss with mushrooms, parsley and pepper. If pasta is too dry, add a little of the reserved pasta water. Serve with grated cheese if you wish.

39 comments :

  1. Gina, I bet if you used Dreamfields pasta, you could drop a point. Amazing how such simple recipes can taste so good!

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  2. Oh man that looks delish!

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  3. How many servings??

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  4. @ Arlene, 4 servings

    @ Cyndi, yes, Dreamfields or Fiberwise or even whole wheat pasta might bring it down a point. I just love semolina pasta sometimes and this was homemade!

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  5. I don't know how points are calculated (there has to be a way to calculate them based on stats) but another pasta to try is FiberGourmet. I am absolutely in love with this pasta. VERY high in fiber and low in calories (about 1/2 of regular pasta). I cook it just a little longer than the package directions so its not as al dente.

    You can find FiberGourmet at some Health Food Stores or can order online through netrition.com or from the company directly.

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  6. Yum yum. That looks delicious. Very simple and delicious.

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  7. Just 5.5 points for a pasta dish?! That's a great job you did here Gina! I like the basic condiment for this pasta, makes it simple and spring-y!
    Thanks for sharing it!

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  8. I love simple pasta recipes like this and I love your blog. So happy to have found it :)

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  9. Oh gina this looks so yummy. Thank you for sharing this.

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  10. Hola Gina,
    Nice Blog!
    I am happy to meet more people from Colombia.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Erica.

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  11. Hi Gina!

    Just wanted to answer your question about Trader Joe's Organic Spelt Bread. I think it tastes great! It has a really good smooth texture - no grains or seeds to it- and is more on the dense side. Very hearty! I love it!

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  12. Hi Gina,

    What a delicious recipe again! I like pasta a lot although the contain a lot of carbohydrates and calories. I use a special integral type of pasta with various granes. You are right less pasta more vegetables! great!

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  13. Great recipe!! The combination is truly fascinating. spaghetti with mushrooms, garlic and oil all are nutritious and good for health. So a threesome combination is likely to be tasty and healthy alike. thank you for shearing your post.

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  14. Does anyone know how many ounces each serving comes to?

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  15. @Michelle, every recipe is different, in this case I divided it equally in four plates.

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  16. This is great I used the fiber gourmet pasta which has a lot of fiber and fewer calories. Really good thanks!

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  17. this was sooo good. i used ronzoni smarttaste and it was a big hit!

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  18. So is it the same point value, if you use just plain regular pasta?

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  19. yes, the points here are for regular pasta. smarttaste would be 1 pt less.

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  20. Thanks Gina, I have to admit I am finding out I am not a fan of the Whole Wheat Pasta, so I dont mind keeping the one point. Keep the great recipes coming!

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  21. I'm not either Missy, but I love Ronzoni Smart Taste or Dreamfields low carb pasta. Both are 1 pt less than regular pasta and taste the same.

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  22. New to cooking, what kind of white wine should i use to make this dish?

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  23. They say you should always use the wine you are drinking. That said, I always use Pinot Grigio!

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  24. Thanks, Gina. I'm not really a wine drinker though at all. Any suggestions for substitutions?

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  25. Chicken broth, although not as good. Or maybe cooking wine to keep on hand.

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  26. This was amazing, I had a friend and her husband over for dinner and I have to say it was a huge hit!!!!

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  27. Wonderful, so happy they all enjoyed it!

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  28. This looks delicious! Just curious, are the points calculated for the new pointsplus or the old version of ww?

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  29. Old, I have to update this one today.

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  30. This looks great. Is there a calculation for PointsPlus yet?

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  31. gina any idea how many points plus this is? would love to try this.

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  32. I've become obsessed with your blog. I've made about five recipes so far (Buffalo Chicken Dip, Coconut Chicken, Baked Fries -regular and sweet potato-, and the Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage) and now this one!!! I love them all! As a culinary arts high school teacher I've gotten fat from all the food. This site is an inspiration that healthy food can taste good! Thank you.

    BTW I worked this out to be 8 pp!

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  33. This dish is wonderful, we make it at least once a week in our house! I like to add cut up grape tomatoes at the very end.

    Thanks so much Gina!!

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  34. Hi Gina. I'd love to add something "green" to this recipe for nutrition, texture and color. Any thoughts on making the adjustment? Asparagus...broccoli??

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  35. I made this recipe tonight and it was AMAZING!! I used Sutter Home Moscato and I didn't have baby bellas so I cut up larger caps. It turned out really well. I have loved every recipe off this sight so far!! Can't wait to try the next one!!

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  36. Hi Gina,

    I made this tonight and it was really yummy :) I'm a college student so I didn't use expensive wine (Franzia haha). And, I added extra red pepper for a kick. But, it was great! Thanks for your awesome blog.

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  37. I served this tonight with zucchini sticks and the chicken parmisan. It was a huge, huge hit. My boyfriend even made a point to say "the noodles are so good, you could make them by theirselves." He is so spoiled he didn't even know that they are meant to be served that way. lol

    Thank you for making my possible dinner selections so easy.

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  38. Somehow came across this recipe in a search for vegan pasta mushroom dish. Tried it last night just how you say to make it and it was YUMMY! Delicately seasoned but also very zesty due to the generous garlic and use of red pepper flakes. Anyway, just wanted to say thank you for the simple delish recipe :)

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  39. Can I add Italian Sausage to this recipe ?

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