Here's an easy weeknight spaghetti recipe that's creamy, comforting, and loaded with veggies! The mushrooms are the star here. They lend a wonderful umami taste into the whole dish!
8 oz whole wheat spaghetti noodles
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
16 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
2 shallots, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp thyme leaves
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
400 ml coconut milk
5 oz spinach
1/2 lemon (juiced)
Start by bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil to a large, deep skillet and bring to medium-high heat. Cook 1/2 of sliced mushrooms until browned, about 12 minutes. Transfer the mushrooms to a bowl and fry the second batch in the skillet using the same method, with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Pour all the mushrooms back into the skillet and add the garlic, shallots, thyme, and salt. Cook for a few minutes, until the shallots are softened.
Add the flour to the mushrooms and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add the coconut milk and reduce heat to a low simmer. Add the spinach and lemon juice and cover with the lid to wilt the spinach. Keep the sauce on very low heat.
Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions, until al-dente. Scoop the pasta out of the pot and into the mushroom sauce with 2 to 3 tablespoons of reserved pasta water to thin. Mix to combine and serve.