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Easy Cheese & Mushroom Vegetarian Pasta Bake Recipe

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This cheesy mushroom pasta bake makes for a perfect vegetarian meal.

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Combine garlic-fried mushrooms with a creamy, cheesy sauce for this delicious dinner.

This recipe will take around 45 minutes and feed 4-6 people.

Ingredients

  • 300g pasta
  • 4 big handfuls of mushrooms, sliced
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 200ml milk
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic or a 2 teaspoons of easy/lazy garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

How to make an easy cheese and mushroom pasta bake:

  1. Preheat oven to 180c or Gas mark 4
  2. In a pan of boiling water cook the pasta for about 10 minutes until it is almost cooked but still a bit chewy.
  3. For the mushrooms, melt one tablespoon of butter in a pan. Add the sliced mushrooms together with the garlic and fry until mushrooms have darkened and softened. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. In a sauce pan melt the other tablespoon of butter on low heat then add the flour, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk and keep stirring until it begins to thicken.
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  6. Off the heat, stir in handfuls of the grated cheese until it is all melted. Add as much cheese as you wish! Season with a pinch of salt and some black pepper.
  7. Combine the pasta, mushrooms and the sauce in an ovenproof dish and sprinkle a little more grated cheese over the top.
  8. Bake it for about 10-15 minutes until the cheese on top is bubbling and golden.
  9. Serve!
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