Cheap Budget Meal – Creamy Mushroom Pasta


 One of our much loved vegetables have to be mushrooms. They are so tasty and so versatile. They can easily be added to any dish to add extra flavour.

Not only is this an incredibly tasty meal but it is also so quick and easy to make. 


Creamy Mushroom Pasta


250g mushrooms, sliced (75p)
1 onion, sliced (16p)
1 red pepper, chopped (60p)
2 garlic cloves, crushed (25p per whole garlic)
300mls creme fraiche (£1.10)
Pasta (20p per 500g bag)
1tspn fresh chopped parsley or 1/2tspn dried parsley
1tbsp wholegrain mustard


1 – Cook the pasta as per instructions

2 – Heat a little olive oil in a pan and gently fry the onions, mushrooms, peppers and garlic until soft

3 – Stir in the parsley and wholegrain mustard

4 – Mix in the creme fraiche and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally

Serve the creamy mushroom sauce on a bed of pasta! It is that quick and easy, perfect for when you need a quick, easy and healthy meal that the whole family will love!

I made this meal for £3.06, that is a budgeting 61p per serving! Plus there is pasta remaining for a second meal and plenty of garlic!


This recipe is by Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe.

Kirsty is a stay at home mum and housewife with a 9 year old boy and 2 year old boy/girl twins.  Her blog, Hijacked By Twins,  is about her love of baking and cooking along with stories about her manic life raising twins.

About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.

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