Sep 26, 2021 2 min read

There is always room for another recipe for a quick spaghetti dinner. Better yet when it tastes great, is healthy, and does not require you to cook anything extra such as chicken or shrimp. This recipe for Quick Mushroom and Garlic Protein Spaghetti is sure to become a favorite.

Mushrooms have a lot of great qualities. They are meaty and satisfying. They add flavor to the dish so you do not need to worry about a bland recipe. And they are easy to prepare and cook. This recipe has tons of mushrooms, so it has to be good!

If this recipe is vegetarian, where does the protein come from? Each serving of NutriNoodle Organic Soybean Protein Spaghetti has 21 grams of protein, or almost as much as the amount in 3 ounces of chicken. That said, you can feel free to add chicken, salmon, shrimp, or tofu if you feel you need more. Just cook it beforehand or use leftovers, then cut them into smaller pieces and toss them in at the end with the cheese.

Unlike regular pasta, NutriNoodle Organic Soybean Protein Spaghetti has only 8 grams of net carbs. It has 10 grams of dietary fiber, which is sure to make your blood sugar happier. And, know that it takes only 3 to 5 minutes to cook it, so be sure not to let it boil for as long as you might boil regular pasta.

If you like, you can serve this recipe with a side salad. It also goes well with steamed broccoli or grilled asparagus. 

Recipe for Low-Carb Mushroom Protein Spaghetti with Garlic

Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of NutriNoodle Organic Soybean Protein Spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 pound of sliced button or cremini mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional for heat)
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) of parmesan cheese
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Optional garnishes: chopped walnuts, fresh basil leaves, more parmesan cheese, freshly chopped parsley

Instructions:

  1. Cook the NutriNoodle Organic Soybean Protein Spaghetti according to the instructions on the package. Bring a pot of water to boil, add the pasta, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Do not overcook it. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of cooking water. Set the pasta aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the garlic. Cook for two minutes, then add the mushrooms, red pepper flakes if using, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender, or 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Add the pasta, ¼ cup of reserved cooking water, parmesan cheese, and butter. Stir and heat until the butter and cheese are incorporated. You may need to add more cooking water to reach the desired consistency. Squeeze in the lemon juice and turn off the heat.
  4. Plate the pasta. Add any desired garnishes and serve. Enjoy!
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