Balsamic Mushroom Pasta


This vegan pasta dish is chock-full of earthy mushrooms. A mix of wild mushrooms can elevate the flavors of this easy dish, but simple cremini or button mushrooms work well too. To save on prep time, look for packages of mushrooms that have already been sliced.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 20 ounces mushrooms, sliced (about 8 cups)

  • 3 large cloves garlic, grated

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¾ cup low-sodium vegetable broth

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high. Working in batches, add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until all the mushrooms have softened and lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, thyme, salt and crushed red pepper to taste; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add broth, wine and vinegar; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add the cooked spaghetti to the pan, tossing to coat. Remove from heat; stir in nutritional yeast and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
16g Fat
54g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 15g 29%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Vitamin A 215IU 4%
Vitamin C 8mg 9%
Folate 71mcg 18%
Sodium 326mg 14%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 97mg 23%
Potassium 857mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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