Easy Pork & Mushrooms Pasta

This simple pork and mushroom pasta recipe is ready in just 25 minutes and is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. It is also affordable and can be easily adapted to your family's taste preferences

preparation: 10 minutes

making: 15 minutes

total: 25 minutes

servings: 5 portions

nutrition: 460 calories per serving

cuisine: Italian-American


  • 600g pork minced meat, 15% fat
  • 200g mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • a handful of fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 500ml tomato passata
  • 200g dried Vesuvio pasta


All the ingredients on the tabletop ready to make Pork and Mushrooms Pasta

Peel the onion and chop it into small pieces.

Slice mushrooms and mince garlic.

Chop fresh parsley leaving some for decoration.

Heat the oil in the large non-stick pan and fry the minced meat over high heat for around 5 minutes until browned stirring constantly.

Cooking minced pork with onion and garlic

Add onion and garlic and cook further for a few minutes until fragrant.

Cooking minced pork with onion, garlic and mushrooms

Add sliced mushrooms and continue to fry over high heat for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cooked minced pork with onion, garlic and mushrooms

Season with salt, black pepper and paprika. 

Minced pork and mushrooms with tomato passata in a pan

Pour in the tomato passata and bring to a boil.

Cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Taste and adjust seasonings.

Minced pork and mushrooms with tomato passata and parsley

Add chopped parsley and stir through.

Boil water for pasta. 

Add Vesuvio pasta to the water with a pinch of salt and cook following the instructions on the package.

You can use any type of pasta but I like Vesuvio for its curly shape.

When the pasta is ready, drain and add to the sauce.

Tomato-pork sauce mixed with Vesuvio pasta before serving

Mix all together and serve.

Decorate with fresh parsley.