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Creamy garlic mushroom tagliatelle

This creamy garlic mushroom tagliatelle is the perfect date night dinner - it can be on the table in 15 minutes, and the flavours are incredible!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main meals
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 612kcal
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 250 g (~ 9 oz) mushrooms, sliced (I used chestnut mushrooms)
  • 250 g (~ 9 oz) fresh tagliatelle
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon heaped full fat cream cheese
  • 75 ml (~ ¼ cup) milk
  • 50 g vegetarian parmesan-style cheese, finely grated (~ ⅓ cup when grated)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Few sprigs fresh parsley, finely chopped


  • Heat a dash of oil in a frying pan, and add the sliced mushrooms. Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until fairly soft.
  • While the mushrooms are cooking, boil the tagliatelle in plenty of water until cooked al dente - it usually only takes a few minutes, especially if you’re using fresh tagliatelle. Dried tagliatelle will take a few extra minutes.
  • When the mushrooms are fairly soft, add the garlic and the butter. Cook for a few more minutes until the garlic is fragrant and the mushrooms have started to turn golden brown.
  • Lower the heat, and add the cream cheese, milk, and grated cheese. Add a generous pinch of salt and pepper, as well as the chopped parsley. Cook gently for a few minutes, until the cheese melts to create a smooth, glossy sauce.
  • When the sauce is hot, add the cooked tagliatelle, and toss to coat. You can add a dash more milk if the sauce seems too thick. Serve immediately topped with more parsley and grated parmesan.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 68.7g | Protein: 27.2g | Fat: 26.4g | Saturated Fat: 11.8g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 3.7g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 4mg