June 9th, 2008

Dinner for One – Mushroom & Thyme Pasta Category: Recipes

On the rare occasion I have to make dinner for one, I’ll often opt for a cheeky little creamy mushroom pasta type dinner as Anthony isn’t a fan of the humble mushroom.

Tonight we were supposed be enjoying sausages from Hollies Farm Shop in Northwich (a new discovery when we bought a new car from the area a week or so ago).

However, Anthony had to have a tooth out this afternoon so wasn’t up for anything but soup and with sausages on the intended menu, that certainly means he really couldn’t eat anything.

Back to the mushrooms though. Every time I make something like this it is just thrown together at the drop of a hat, no recipe in sight. Tonight’s was quite delicious & I thought it about time I share (& post!).


Mushroom & Thyme Pasta for One

  • 6 Chestnut mushrooms
  • 1/2 small white onion, chopped
  • Sprig of fresh thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons low fat creme fraiche
  • Pasta


  • Put pasta on to cook (10-12 minutes)
  • Fry onion in a little olive oil & a small pinch of salt until soft
  • Add thyme sprig (a few leaves can be removed from sprig as this will be taken out before serving)
  • Add mushrooms until soft
  • Season further with pepper
  • Stir in creme fraiche, take off heat
  • Drain pasta & mix

3 Responses to “Dinner for One – Mushroom & Thyme Pasta”

My partner hates mushrooms and I love them. On the nights he’s not around I tend to eat them with creamy sauces. Needless to say, this has been bookmarked!
PS The comments section in the blog is not appearing as it should on my computer as it should. Maybe it’s just my computer? Not sure. Thought I’d mention it, just in case. :)

Thanks Wendy. It is a good comfort dish.

I will run your comment past the IT section! Hope it works again soon.

My partner also dislikes mushrooms (although he’s slowly starting to change, I’ve noticed)… so I too often make dishes such as this pasta for myself. Looks delicious, have bookmarked it :-)

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