Leek & garlic mushroom pasta


Knob of butter
500g pack essential Waitrose Leeks, sliced
300g essential Waitrose Amori pasta
250g Waitrose Duchy Organic Chestnut Mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
150g mascarpone
2 tbsp finely snipped chives
2 tbsp finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano 


1. Heat half the butter in a large frying pan and cook the leeks for 5 minutes until softened.

2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water according to packet instructions.

3. Tip the leeks into a large bowl. Add the remaining butter to the pan and cook the mushrooms and garlic for 5 minutes until golden.

4. Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Stir in the softened leeks, garlic mushrooms, mascarpone, chives and cheese. Toss together well, then divide between bowls and serve with a good grinding of black pepper. 

Macaroni or rigati pasta would also work well in this recipe as the creamy sauce will generously fill the hollow tube shapes. 

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,179kJ
Fat 24.8g
Saturated Fat 16.2g
Carbohydrate 58g
Sugars 5.1g
Protein 16.2g
Salt 0.2g
Fibre 6.4g

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This recipe was first published in Thu Aug 18 12:45:00 BST 2016.