This vegan spinach and mushroom pasta is fast, easy, and totally delicious! It makes the perfect healthy and gluten-free weeknight meal.
This post is sponsored by Chickapea Pasta – thank you for supporting the brands that keep Salt & Lavender cooking! I only work with brands whose products I love. All opinions are my own.
This healthy vegan pasta recipe is full of flavor. We've got garlic, shallots, lemon, spinach, and pine nuts in here, among other tasty ingredients. Toasting the pine nuts gives them another dimension of flavor, and they also add some extra texture to this pasta dish.
This spinach mushroom pasta is also nice and filling. I used Chickapea's pasta, which contains an impressive 27 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber per 3.5 ounce serving. I like how it's made with only 2 ingredients - chickpeas and lentils.
There are no added sugars or artificial ingredients, so you know that you're doing something good for yourself and your family. And, as well as being gluten-free and vegan, Chickapea's pasta is organic, kosher, and non-GMO. What does it taste like? Pasta, of course. 🙂
How to make vegan spinach and mushroom pasta
- Boil a large, salted pot of water for your pasta.
- Meanwhile, prep the sauce; start by toasting your pine nuts for a few minutes until they're lightly browned. Take them out of the pan and set them aside.
- In the same pan, sauté the shallots and mushrooms in olive oil until the mushrooms have released most of their water. Add in the garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, and veg broth. Let it simmer for a minute or two, then stir in the spinach. Toss with the drained pasta and top with the pine nuts. Easy, right?
This is a gluten-free pasta recipe, but I want to make a quick note that it is a good idea to read the labels of the Dijon mustard and vegetable broth; although in general these ingredients are safe, not all brands are gluten-free.
I sprinkled on a bit of nutritional yeast at the end. This step is totally optional, but it's a nice vegan and gluten-free alternative to Parmesan cheese.
Will you give this easy spinach and mushroom pasta recipe a try? Let me know in the comments below! I hope you love it as much as my family did.
Vegan Spinach and Mushroom Pasta
- 1 (8 ounce/227g) package Chickapea pasta
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small shallot chopped finely
- 7 ounces/200g mushrooms (I used crimini) sliced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 dash Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1.5 cups (packed) baby spinach
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Fresh chopped parsley to taste (optional)
- Nutritional yeast to taste (optional)
- Boil a large, salted pot of water for the pasta. Cook al dente according to package directions.
- Add your pine nuts to a skillet over medium-high heat. Toast them for a few minutes, stirring often, and watching them closely so they don't burn. Remove pine nuts and set aside once they're toasted.
- Add the olive oil to your skillet, along with the shallot and mushrooms. Sauté for 4-5 minutes or until the water has released from the mushrooms.
- Add the garlic, Dijon mustard, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, and veggie broth to the pan. Let it bubble for a minute or two.
- Stir in the spinach and let it wilt.
- Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet. Toss. Give it a taste and season with salt & pepper as needed.
- Serve the pasta with the pine nuts sprinkled on top, along with the parsley and nutritional yeast if using. It's also delicious with an extra drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!
- As individual ingredients and brands may vary, be sure to check that the actual products you are using are gluten-free (e.g. Dijon mustard and vegetable broth).
Check out Chickapea's site for more recipes, tips, and information.
Great recipe! So easy and simple to make and so delicious!
Thank you! 🙂
You're welcome! 🙂
I LOVE this pasta recipe so much! I used a bunch of steamed kale (in addition to the spinach) and doubled the mustard/veggie broth/lemon juice base. This is FOR SURE going to be one of my new staples. The flavors are so easy and delicious. Love it! Thanks, Natasha!
Yay!! So glad you liked it.
Just made this for dinner -- absolutely delicious! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
You are very welcome, Paige!
Sounds really good, I definetely gotta try it 🙏🏼
YUM! Loved this! Particularly the addition of pine nuts.. new fave 🙂
I am so glad to hear that, Ellie!!
The print function uses three pages to print this recipe rather than one page. Please change that.
Hi Dennis! I've looked into this since I was wondering the same thing myself, and I can't do anything from my end. I've been told that it's something on the person's computer rather than my recipe card. You could always copy/paste it into a Word document and shrink the font if that helps.
Don’t have any pine nuts in the pantry , could I substitute for something else or just go without ? I have pretty much every thing else and this recipe sounds really really good !
Hmmmm I'd probably just leave them out, Angie. They make the dish a little more filling and add a little crunch, but they aren't totally necessary. 🙂
So I just made this! I was just looking for a quick vegan dinner recipe that used mushrooms and spinach, so I had to make a few alterations. I know recipe authors don't like comments like this but it was really delicious either way. I also don't care for exact measurements so the result was probably a little different haha.
I didn't have this specific kind of pasta (I'm from the Czech Republic so I don't even know where I'd get it from) and I don't care about gluten so I used normal pasta. Also didn't have any pine nuts so I threw in some peanuts and flax seeds. Veggie stock also wasn't around so I used water and a bit of Worcester sauce.
The result was amazing. I used to only make pasta with a ton of cream and cheese so it was crazy to me how similar this tasted despite having none of those ingredients! I almost couldn't believe it was vegan lol. My dad and sister both agreed.
Thank you a lot, I'm definitely saving this for later too.
So happy you liked it! My mom is Czech too. 🙂
Sounds delicious where do I buy the pasta?
Thanks, Amelia! Depends where you're located. This may help: https://choosechickapea.com/where-to-buy/
Mushroom pasta is my kiddo’s favourite meal!! Now I just have to get her to like greens too 😉
Haha well that's half the battle. 😛
OMG!!! I wish I could grab this right through my screen!!! YUM!!!
Love this vegan option! Totally healthy and delicious!
Jennifer Farley says
Amazing! Such a lovely meal and so healthy!
This looks so fresh! Can't wait to try this out for dinner - I was just looking for healthy dinner for tonight!
Enjoy! I hope you make it. 🙂
Natasha! I cannot wait to make this dish. This is actually really similar to one of my go-to weeknight quicky dinners except this is better because a) it has PINE NUTS and b) it uses Chickapea pasta. I've always made mine with run-of-the-mill pasta, but with all the protein and fiber in Chickapea, this is so much more nutritious and delicious.
Haha thanks!! Great minds think alike! I was happy when I came up with the pine nuts idea.
I love this fresh mix! So perfect with protein packed chickapea pasta!
Thanks so much, Lauren!
Izzy @ She Likes Food says
This looks delicious! I love how the ingredients are so easy to put together but it looks so tasty and like it has tons of flavor!
Thanks, Izzy! Yup, I tried to work as much flavor in as I could in a short time. 🙂
Sarah Fennel says
I love this alternative! Looks DELISH, too!!
Thanks so much, Sarah! 🙂
Fast, easy, healthy. Sounds like the perfect plan for this mom of a toddler! Looks delicious!
Yes!! Thanks, Trish!
GiGi Eats says
Such a perfect meal. I would really want 5 bowls of it though, ha ha!
I'll send some over! 😉
Such a great weeknight dinner for the entire family. Love this!
Thanks so much! I bet the boys would enjoy it. 🙂
Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says
NEED to try that Chickapea pasta!!!
It's so good!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
I wonder if my husband would be able to tell the difference with the pasta?! Can't slip anything by him! He'd love everything else about this pasta! I'll need to look for this pasta the next time I go shopping!
Haha you should totally give it a try!
This is such a great recipe! All the mushrooms and pine nuts go so well with Chickapea Pasta.
Definitely! Thanks, Kristen!
We absolutely LOVE anything with mushrooms in it! We are definitely giving this easy recipe a try!
Enjoy!! Let me know if you make it!
Michelle @ Sunkissed Kitchen says
Gorgeous -- and so so delicious! I love how protein packed Chickapea makes veggie dishes!
Thanks, Michelle! I totally agree - I love how filling it is.
Michelle Higgins says
Love mushrooms😍 love that this vegan but still
Full of protein! Amazing recipe!
So glad you like it, Michelle!
Robyn Gleason says
I'm a huge shroom fan and I'm grabbing handfuls of spinach every time I pass the fridge so this dish is made for me! Love that it's vegan too. Thanks, Natasha!
Let me know if you make it, Robyn! I loved working with Chickapea on this recipe. 🙂
Tania Sheff says
Wow, Natasha! You combined all of my favorite ingredients in one bowl. What a great way to enjoy my favorite Chickapea pasta! I even enjoy the nutritional yeast sprinkles. Yum!
Thanks, Tania!! I definitely enjoyed creating and taste-testing this recipe. 😀 Let me know if you make it!
I love the simplicity of this dish and especially how healthy it is! These are some of my favorite ingredients and I know I'd love it for dinner any night of the week!
Thanks so much, Marcie! It's definitely easy to whip up on short notice. 🙂
Erin @ The Almond Eater says
First of all, these photos are STUNNING! Second, this pasta has everything I love about a pasta recipe--so much flavor, veggies and V/GF.
Aww thanks so much, Erin!!
Natasha's Sister says
You know I love mushrooms and pine nuts, and this pasta sounds really good. Make it for me soon.