Mushrooms & Red Wine Pasta

Easy homemade dinners via A Beautiful Mess  I'd like to say that every dinner I make is a perfectly thought out and crafted meal. But if I'm being honest (and why not?) I'd have to admit that I love meals that can be made with items I usually have on hand. Going to the grocery store after a long day can feel like such a chore. And some nights, just for fun (and because I'm cheap) I don't want to buy lots of additional ingredients. It's like a game.Easy homemade dinners via A Beautiful MessAnd besides, sometimes a simple meal is best. As long as you have great flavors, good company and and only one or two dishes to clean afterward (I hate doing dishes!), I'd say that's an awesome dinner. And that's what this is a simple but delicious dinner.MushroomsMushrooms & Red Wine Pasta, serves 2-3.

1/2 lb. uncooked pasta (any kind you have/prefer)
16 oz. mushrooms
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves minced garlic
1/3 cup red wine
1/3 cup vegetable stock
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt + pepper to taste
goat cheese (or feta) & chopped parsley to garnish 

Begin cooking the pasta in boiling, salted water until al dente. In the meantime scrub the mushrooms. Slice thin and set aside.Simple homemade dinner ideasIn a large pan or skillet heat the oil and butter together. Saute the minced garlic for 1 minute until very fragrant. Add in the mushrooms, wine and stock. Cook until the liquid has reduced and the mushrooms are cooked through (6-8 minutes). Add in the cooked (and drained) pasta. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and continue cooking so everything gets coated in the wine juice. Forgive me for saying wine juice, that sounds kind of weird. Taste and add salt + pepper if needed.Easy homemade dinners via A Beautiful Mess Serve hot topped with goat cheese and fresh parsley. Think of this as a generous garnish, so add as much cheese as you like. 🙂 Enjoy! xo. Emma 

  • This looks wonderful. I will definitely be trying this in the near future! And seeing if I can come up with anything as nice with ingredients already in my cupboard…

    Carey xo

  • This is very similar to how I make my chicken marsala….I’m thinking it would be wonderful with some chicken slices in it. You can even do it in the same pan to give all the juices more flavor! I can’t wait to try!

  • this looks amazing!! i have to try it!

  • Sounds delicious I think I’d really like the flavours in this meal!

  • hey! You may try this one, they get really red!

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    xo francis

  • So simple and looks yummy – I think some roasted courgettes would be good with this too 🙂
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • hmm, looks delicious!
    i’ve never cooked pasta with wine before,
    definitely going to give it a try 🙂
    xo, cheyenne

  • Mmmmm
    Looks so delicious!
    Love pasta and love mushrooms, maybe this is my perfect meal, isn´t it ??

  • Sounds really yummy! i’m gonna give it a try for sure! plus, i love that is simple, this is how i need things done in the kitchen!:)

  • Great & easy dish! Love that you add red wine into the pasta, gives the dish a certain savory taste and makes it a little fancier 🙂

  • this sounds great and looks delish 🙂
    pasta and mushrooms I’m all for it

  • Yum yum, I always love me a delicious pasta! What’s best is a simple recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Simply Akshara

  • I made this tonight! But sadly I didn’t have any mushrooms so I improvised and used sliced zucchini instead and also added a handful of diced red onion. It was really good! Fantastic recipe 🙂 I am definitely trying it with mushrooms next!

  • We add a little port too!

  • I almost always cook based on what’s in the fridge. The best challenge is when you think there’s really nothing left and you still manage to make something yummy-I call those my McGyver meals! Yours looks very tasty-fresh herbs always pack a big punch.

  • We don’t eat mushrooms in my house but I wish we did because those look delicious.


  • I will certainly have to try this. I go a little crazy for anything with mushrooms and this sounds delish! Thanks for sharing!

  • Looks delicious! Yum! I can’t wait until I can start eating pasta again so I can try this!

    I’m pretty much the same way every night, too. I just buy a bunch of my favorite ingredients and improvise for the whole week. That’s the best way to come up with new recipes, I s’pose!

  • This looks amazing, and I’m one of those people that thinks that a pasta isn’t right without a tomatoey base sauce! Liked and saved on my Bloglovin for me to try out! I’m hungry already! 😛

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    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Looks lovely, I can’t stand mushrooms but I may manage making this without them :p xx Emmi

  • Oh this looks so delicious, the other night, I had something similar except angel hair pasta, and instead of red, white wine

    xo, Juliette Laura

  • This looks delicious! Anything with mushrooms in it is worth a try in my book 🙂


  • Goat cheese is such a magical ingredient! This looks great.

    The Rambling Fangirl

  • Those mushrooms look so good! Pasta “creations” are definitely my “go-to” if I’m lacking groceries. This recipe looks so great! Thanks! 🙂

  • Beautiful summer dish! I always add a bit of white or red wine to my pasta dish:) It seems to enhance the flavor of just about any dish!

  • wow this looks really great! i love mushrooms and this is something else than the usual creamy mushroom sauce I always make:)

  • Doing the dishes = the worst. I love when I find enough ingredients that I don’t have to go to the grocery store. It makes me feel smart AND resourceful 🙂

  • Yummy, I’m going to try it !
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  • mmm, I feel like I can almost smell this through the screen. Yum! I love the meatiness of mushrooms and how they’re the perfect addition to so many different meals. Love!


  • This looks so yummy – stomach rumbling -!
    Mafalda ❤

  • This looks delicious! I’ve been looking for simple, quick, and healthy meals to work into my weekly rotation. I’m seriously going to try this. I’m not much of a cook, but I’ve found that cooking with wine (or beer) often gives food a great burst of flavor. Thanks for sharing!

  • Yummy! I’m actually having your Broccoli Pasta Salad for dinner tonight, but I’m definitely going to try this one out as well 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


  • the simplicity and deliciousness of this recipe is perfect.. thank you, emma!

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