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No fuss pasta bake

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This no fuss pasta bake dish is a great main for vegetarians, and also for those of us that don’t have much time to spend cooking when we get home from work.


75g (3oz) dried mushrooms

50g (2oz) butter

25g (1oz) plain flour

150ml (1¼ pints) each single cream and white wine

1 large onion

20g pack fresh thyme

700g (1½ lb) mixed mushrooms

350g (12oz) dried tagliatelle

50g (2oz) dried breadcrumbs

50g (2oz) Pecorino cheese


1.Heat oven to 190°C (170°C fan) mark 5. Soak dried mushrooms in 750ml (1 ¼ pint) boiling water for 30min. Drain, reserving liquid.

2. Melt 25g (1oz) butter in a pan over a medium heat; stir in flour. Stir for 1– 2min, then slowly add mushroom liquid. Whisk on heat until it thickens. Stir in cream and wine, then simmer for 10min.

3. Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in a pan over a medium heat. Finely chop onion and thyme; fry for 10min. Chop all of the mushrooms and add to mixture; fry until no liquid remains

4. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until just tender. Drain; mix with sauce and mushrooms. Spoon into a baking dish. Scatter with breadcrumbs and grate cheese over top. Bake for


Ideal for busy people this pasta dish is simple to prepare and tasty too.

Recipe from Good Housekeeping



About Zena Grantham

About Zena Grantham

Zena is a baking fanatic spending most of her free time dreaming up her next tasty recipe. She has been known to accidentally make people fall off their diet or healthy eating wagon with chocolate cakes!

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