Recipe: 5 Ingredient Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Recipe: 5 Ingredient Garlic Mushroom Pasta

cover (2)Jamie Oliver remains a household name for a reason. His recipes are simple, but elegant, designed for the working family that doesn’t seek to sacrifice quality. Jamie’s recent venture ‘5 ingredients’ explores the possibilities of simple cooking, making a name for itself as the busy cook’s best friend. The 5 ingredient system is a fancy way of saying that these recipes are no fuss, and seriously budget friendly. With over 130 recipes to choose from, follow Jamie through the likes of his amazing Smoky Chorizo Salmon, or delicious Roast Tikka Chicken, and let the oven do the hard work for you.

His recipe for Garlic Mushroom Pasta defies all odds, combining powerful Italian flavours that pack a punch. This remarkably quick recipe requires little to no preparation. When considering just how scrumptious the result is, it seems like a miracle.

5 Ingredient Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Serves: 2

Total: 16 minutes



150g dried trofie or fusilli pasta

2 cloves of garlic

250g mixed mushrooms

25g Parmesan cheese

2 heaped tablespoons half-fat crème fraîche

Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions, then drain, reserving a mugful of cooking water.

Meanwhile, peel and finely slice the garlic. Place it in a large non-stick frying pan on a medium-high heat with ½ a tablespoon of olive oil, followed 1 minute later by the mushrooms, tearing up any larger ones. Season with sea salt and black pepper, and cook for 8 minutes, or until golden, tossing regularly.

Toss the drained pasta into the mushroom pan with a splash of reserved cooking water. Finely grate in most of the Parmesan, stir in the crème fraîche, taste, season to perfection, and dish up, finishing with a final grating of Parmesan.


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    Jamie Oliver is a phenomenon in the world of food. He is one of the world's best-loved television personalities and one of Britain's most famous exports. Jamie has had huge success with television series The Naked Chef (BBC), Jamie's Kitchen, Jamie's School Dinners, Jamie's Great Italian Escape, Return to School Dinners, Jamie's Chef, Jamie at Home , Jamie's Ministry of Food , Jamie Does, Jamie's 30 Minute Meals, Jamie's Great Britain, Jamie's 15 Minute Meals and the Emmy Award-winning Jamie's Food Revolution (ABC),  as well as the one-off specials Jamie's Fowl Dinners, Eat To Save Your Life, Jamie Saves Our Bacon and Jamie's Fish Suppers (all for Channel 4).Jamie has inspired people to spend more time enjoying cooking delicious food from fresh ingredients ­ and even start growing their own food! His programmes have now been broadcast in over 100 countries including the USA, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Japan and Iceland. Having been translated into over 30 languages, the accompanying cookbooks are bestsellers not only in the UK but across the world.  His 2010 book, Jamie's 30 Minute Meals, became Jamie's first million-selling book in the UK as well as being the fastest-selling non-fiction book since records began.  His 2012 book was Jamie's 15 Minute Meals.The high street restaurant collection 'Jamie's Italian' is hugely popular across the UK and the Fifteen restaurant group, which he founded in 2002, provides training for young people in three locations around the world as well as producing food of the highest quality.  Jamie's restaurants also include Barbecoa in London and the Union Jacks collection in partnership with US chef Chris Bianco. Jamie lives in London and Essex with his wife, Jools and his kids, Poppy, Daisy, Petal and Buddy.

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