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Creamy Lemon and Mushroom Pasta

5 from 1 vote
A super satisfying Lemon and Mushroom Pasta cooked in a creamy and flavourful sauce! Made with a dairy-free and also nut-free sauce! I used silken tofu (yes, tofu!) for the sauce base and of course lemon juice with a few other basic ingredients. Check out the video below for more pasta recipe ideas!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion, Italian
Servings 3 people
Calories 402 kcal



  • 225 g dry linguine pasta (1/2 lb) or other pasta of choice
  • Olive oil and salt for boiling pasta


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 200 g mushroom of choice , I used a mix of button and shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Creamy Lemon Sauce

  • 250 g silken tofu , I used silken tofu in a tube
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp salt or to taste

For Seasoning and Garnish

  • Ground pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • More lemon juice if desired
  • Chopped basil for garnishing


  • Heat a pan. Add in 1 tbsp olive oil. Once hot, sauté the garlic and onions until tender. Set aside.
  • Sauté the mushrooms of choice and then season with some soy sauce. Set aside as well.
  • Drain excess liquid from the silken tofu. Place the tofu and remaining sauce ingredients including the sautéed garlic and onion into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Heat pot of water and add some salt and olive oil (just so pasta doesn’t stick together when cooking).
  • While pasta is cooking, place the sauce in a pan and leave to simmer over medium heat. Add in the cooked pasta and mix well into the sace. I like to add the pasta directly from the pot right after it cooks while it’s still hot. This way the pasta continues to cook and will absorb the flavours of the sauce.
  • Leave the pasta to cook in the sauce for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens and is absorbed by the pasta. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, if needed. Plus more lemon juice, if you'd like.
  • Garnish pasta with some basil, if desired. Best enjoyed when hot!



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1673mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg
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