Spaghetti with Mushroom Bolognese

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Domestic white (or “button”) mushrooms stand in for the meat in this still-hearty variation of a classic sauce. Serve with a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan or a spoonful of part-skim ricotta cheese. Complete the meal with a crisp arugula salad.

"i liked this dish. it was nothing spectacular, but a healthy, cheap and tasty meal that was easily thrown together after a long day. will definitely keep it as a standby meal! "
Spaghetti with Mushroom Bolognese

Makes: 2 servings, 21/2 cups each

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  • 4 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 10 ounces mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, about 10 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain, then return the pasta to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots, carrot, mushrooms, salt and pepper; cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms have wilted and the juices have evaporated, about 12 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and oregano and cook, stirring often, until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Pour the sauce over the pasta and stir to coat.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Make the sauce (Step 2), cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.


Per serving: 367 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 6 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 62 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 10 g fiber; 685 mg sodium; 874 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: VItamin A (150% daily value), Vitamin C (50% dv), Potassium (25% dv), Iron (22% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 312

Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat

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