Mushroom, leek and pea pasta

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Essentials magazine, pasta express
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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Essentials recipe Triple tested: The kids will love this easy veggie supper of creamy mushroom, leek and pea pasta. Brought to you by Essentials magazine.


  • 8 baby leeks, sliced
  • 400g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 142ml pot double cream
  • Half a bunch chives, finely chopped
  • Small bunch parsley, finely chopped

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  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 200ml white wine
  • Good grating fresh nutmeg
  • 250g frozen petits pois
  • 50g Parmesan cheese or vegetarian alternative, grated
  • 300g dried pappardelle pasta

Top tip: If there's any left over, stir through extra cheese sauce, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and grated cheese and bake for 20 mins.


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large deep frying pan. Add the onion, leeks and garlic, cover and cook for 5 mins until softened.
  2. Remove the lid, turn up the heat, add the mushrooms and cook for 5 mins until golden. Pour in the white wine, add the nutmeg and simmer for 5 mins. Add the petits pois and cream, bring to a simmer for about 3 mins, then stir through the herbs and Parmesan or alternative.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the pack instructions, drain and return to the pan. Pour in the sauce, toss together, season and serve.

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 664(kcal)
  • Fat 31.0g
  • Saturates 16.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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