Now where to start with spaghetti, everyone loves it right? I have always loved creamy pasta dishes and this particle one is pretty straight forward that you can make at home. Easy and super tasty, that’s what we’re after right..
So first of all, something new I learned – if you cut and roast your mushrooms with little bit of oil, they are so much more favourable.
For this recipe you will need a pot for your spaghetti, frying pan, high-speed blender, fan oven and a tray.
Spaghetti of your own choice – I used 250g of Barilla’s whole wheat Spaghetti
2 Garlic Cloves
Half of White Onion
250g Chestnut Mushrooms
250ml Alpro Single Soya cream
Half a butternut Squash
Liquid Smoke ( optional )
Basil for decoration ( optional )
Reheat your over to 200 degrees Celsius. Dice your white onion and garlic. Add some olive oil to your frying pan and cook the white onion until golden brown, and then add garlic. If you add garlic at the same time with the onion it might burn and we don’t want that. Pour the cream in to the pan with onions and garlic, bring to boil and set aside.
Cut and slice up the butternut squash as you like, I made thinner square slices. You are going to roast the butternut squash, so the thinner your slices are the quicker they will cook. Spice these slices on a baking tray with some olive oil, paprika, black pepper, salt and liquid smoke. If you want to add some spice, you can use cayenne pepper instead of paprika. Keep checking these once they are in the oven and make sure you rotate them so the butternut squash cooks evenly.
Slice the mushrooms with Stems on them. Drizzle some olive oil on the mushrooms and place into the over for 15 minutes to cook.
Pour onion, garlic and cream into your blender with 2/3 of the roasted mushrooms. Cut the rest of the mushrooms to small cubes, these are going to add texture on your spaghetti. Add some salt and pepper to the blend – keep blending until smooth and you’re happy with the flavour.
Cook your spaghetti and mix everything together and you’re done 🙂 Let me know how your cooking goes!