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Oyster Mushroom Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Discover this oyster mushroom spaghetti recipe for a delicious, meaty-textured vegan pasta meal that’s both healthy and satisfying. The dish’s sweet and spicy sauce perfectly complements the rich flavors, offering a guilt-free indulgence for pasta lovers.

oyster mushroom spaghetti

As a passionate pasta enthusiast, I’m always on the lookout for ways to enjoy my favorite dishes healthily. This mushroom pasta recipe is remarkably simple to prepare, promising a delightful fusion of flavors that will impress any palate. The wine’s aromatic essence paired with the substantial texture of mushrooms creates a culinary experience I find particularly enjoyable. It’s a must-try for anyone looking to elevate their pasta game while keeping health in mind.

Want more recipes with oyster mushrooms? Check out these recipes: The Ultimate Vegan Hangover Soup | Oyster Mushroom Soup with Pickles or Vegan Tripe Soup, Soba Noodles with Mushrooms and Miso-Lime Sauce and Mixed Mushroom Soup.

oyster mushroom spaghetti vegan

How to use oyster mushrooms in pasta

Oyster mushrooms are a versatile and flavorful ingredient that can elevate vegan pasta dishes to a new level of deliciousness. Their meaty texture and subtle woody flavor make them an excellent choice for adding depth and richness to your meals. Here’s how to use oyster mushrooms in pasta, particularly in vegan recipes:

Selecting and Preparing Oyster Mushrooms

  • Selection: Look for fresh oyster mushrooms that are firm, without any damp or slimy spots. Fresh mushrooms will have a subtle, earthy smell.
  • Preparation: Clean the mushrooms by gently wiping them with a damp cloth or paper towel to remove any dirt. Avoid washing them under water as they can become soggy. Trim the ends and tear the larger mushrooms into smaller, bite-sized pieces to ensure they cook evenly and integrate well with the pasta.

Cooking Oyster Mushrooms for Pasta

  • Sautéing: Heat a pan over medium heat with a splash of olive oil or a small amount of vegetable broth for a low-fat option. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they start to brown, releasing their moisture. This process concentrates their flavor and improves their texture.
  • Seasoning: Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper to taste. You can also add garlic, shallots, or onions early in the sautéing process for additional flavor. For a spicy kick, a pinch of red pepper flakes works well.
  • Creating a Sauce: Deglaze the pan with a splash of white wine or vegetable broth to pick up the flavorful bits from the bottom of the pan. Add your choice of herbs, such as thyme, parsley, or basil, for freshness. For a creamy pasta sauce, blend soaked cashews with water, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast, then add it to the pan with the mushrooms to create a rich, creamy texture that complements the meatiness of the mushrooms.
  • Combining with Pasta: Cook your pasta according to package instructions. Whole wheat or legume-based pastas are great choices for a healthier, vegan option. Once the pasta is cooked and drained, add it to the pan with the oyster mushrooms and sauce. Toss everything together until the pasta is evenly coated. Adjust seasoning as necessary.

Serving Suggestions

  • Garnishes: Finish the dish with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor, fresh herbs for brightness, or toasted nuts or seeds for extra crunch.
  • Side Dishes: Serve your oyster mushroom pasta with a side of steamed greens, a crisp salad, or roasted vegetables to round out the meal.


  • Experiment with different types of pasta, such as spaghetti, fettuccine, or even gluten-free options, to see which you prefer with the texture and flavor of oyster mushrooms.
  • Oyster mushrooms can also be roasted or grilled before being added to pasta dishes for a smokier flavor.

Incorporating oyster mushrooms into vegan pasta dishes is a fantastic way to enjoy a hearty, flavorful meal that’s both satisfying and health-conscious. Their versatility in cooking methods and compatibility with a wide range of flavors make oyster mushrooms a valuable ingredient in vegan culinary creations.

Oyster Mushroom Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce
oyster mushroom spaghetti

Oyster Mushroom Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil Sauce
Discover this oyster mushroom spaghetti recipe for a delicious, meaty-textured vegan pasta meal that's both healthy and satisfying.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American, European
Servings 4
Calories 583 kcal


  • 500 g spaghetti I used Schar gluten-free spaghetti
  • 250 g oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus), chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 400 g canned tomatoes chopped and peeled
  • ½ glass red wine
  • 1-2 pinches chili powder
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 leaves basil
  • sea salt to taste
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil


  • Cook spaghetti as per package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a skillet. Add chopped onions and garlic. Sauté until golden, then add the chopped oyster mushrooms. Add wine and sauté until the mushrooms are tender.
  • Add chopped peeled tomatoes, basil, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • When ready pour over the spaghetti and mix gently.
  • Serve!


Calories: 583kcalCarbohydrates: 108gProtein: 20gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 154mgPotassium: 851mgFiber: 8gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 338IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 4mg
Keyword mushrooms, pasta, tomato sauce, tomatoes
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Recipe Rating


Wednesday 14th of February 2024

Love oyster mushrooms!


Wednesday 18th of July 2018

I love oyster mushrooms and this recipe is one of my favorites to make for dinner. My husband loves it too! Thanks!

Ruxandra Micu

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Glad you and your husband liked the recipe! You're welcome!


Thursday 15th of December 2011

Thank you for the invite Camelia! I like your website :D I will add my blog and recipes soon.


Monday 12th of December 2011

Thanks! I'm really glad you like it! :)


Sunday 11th of December 2011

Pasta is my ultimate favourite. This dish looks perfect!