Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

This may be one of my new favorite pasta combos! Plus, it’s so easy I can’t get over it. An easy pasta dish is one of my favorite things to make for a quick weeknight dinner. There are so many ways to switch them up to keep it interesting each time. If you haven’t already seen, there are plenty of pasta dishes to choose from on One Balanced Life. I can’t wait for you to try this one.

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Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

What you need to make Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta:

  • 1 box pasta (I used Banza chickpea pasta)
  • Garlic cloves
  • Shrimp
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Peas
  • Mushrooms
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Italian seasoning
  • Grated Parmesan

A few items that I love to use when making this pasta:

  • Banza Pasta: love this chickpea pasta!
  • Non-stick pan
  • Argentinian Shrimp: I get this from Trader Joe’s in the frozen section


How do I make pasta with mushrooms?

It is quite easy to make actually. You’ll need to cook your pasta according to the directions. Then cook down the mushrooms in another pan. Finally, you mix them together with herbs and spices for a meal.

What mushroom goes well with pasta?

Whatever mushroom you like! Really, almost any mushroom goes well with pasta. The factors of which ones you like can be taken into consideration and how many you want in your dish.

Be mindful that the ways to cook them. Some mushrooms require different cooking methods so cook them according to the standard for that kind in particular.

Experiment with different kinds as well. You might try one kind and not really enjoy it but another kind may make the dish amazing. Purchase smaller amounts and just see which tastes best to you. The adventure of cooking is exciting.

Are mushrooms vegetarian or non-vegetarian?

Vegetarians do not eat animals or substances derived from them.

Now, Mushrooms do not belong to the animal kingdom, they are fungi. They are not derived from animals either. Therefore they are considered vegetarian food.

However, a mushroom can not be defined as a plant. It can’t produce its own food or have leaves and roots at plants usually do. Therefore the decision comes down to your level of comfort.

What can I substitute with shrimp in cooking?

This depends upon the recipe. If the whole dish is centered around the shrimp, it is hard to substitute it. For others, you can just leave it out completely. Depending on the flavors of the dish you might try a firm white fish, monkfish, turbot, cod, halibut, or even scallops. Other options could be crab and oysters. Or if your budget allows you could try using lobster meat.

Shrimp and mushroom pasta

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Recipe tip: if you’ll be heating this up and having for leftovers, you may want to add a little extra virgin olive oil when you do!

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Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Super delicious and easy pasta dish!


  • 1 box 8oz pasta (I used Banza)
  • 9-12 shrimps (I used frozen shrimp)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 2 cups mushroom
  • 1.5 cups peas
  • 4-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning, more for garnish
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt + more to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package.
  2. In the pan, add minced garlic and 1 tbsp olive oil with shrimp to saute.
  3. Once shrimp has finished cooking, remove from the pan and set aside. Add in mushrooms to saute with 1 tbsp butter.
  4. Once pasta has finished cooking, drain and add to pan with mushrooms. Add in peas. Turn heat down to medium low.
  5. Add in cooked shrimp, sundried tomatoes, lemon juice, additional 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, salt and italian seasoning. Stir together.
  6. Add in grated parmesan and continue to mix.
  7. Add more sea salt and Italian seasoning to taste.
  8. Enjoy your Shimp and Mushroom Pasta.

Talk soon, Taylor.

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    1. I just use the ones from Trader Joes that are in a bag! A jar of sun-dried tomatoes will also work if it’s in olive oil 🙂

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