Lavanya’s Spinach Fettuccine with Lemon Shiitake Mushrooms


This light Fettuccine dish is so easy to make, you can do it in less than 15 minutes! The shiitake mushrooms are a perfect substitute for meat, and the spinach gives you the needed nutrients. Anything with lemon is just plain flavorful.


The Makings:

  • 16 ounces Ravello Fresh Spinach Fettuccine from FreshDirect
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 6 ounces of shiitake mushroom slices
  • 1 big bag of fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 freshly squeezed lemon
  • 2 containers of Olives to Go pitted black olives
  • Salt, ground black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes to taste

Let’s Cook it!

  1. In a large saucepan, bring salted water to boil and cook the pasta for five minutes. Since it comes pre-cooked from FreshDirect, you don’t have to boil it longer. Other fettuccine could also be used.
  2. In a small skillet, add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and heat it over medium heat.
  3. Add the mushrooms and cook until lightly sautéed (about 2-3 minutes).
  4. Add the spinach to the skillet and cook until the spinach starts wilting, about one minute.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add salt and ground black pepper.
  6. When the pasta is drained, add the lemon juice, olive oil mixture and toss to combine.
  7. Add the mushrooms and spinach mixture, toss to combine.
  8. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes when serving for added flavor.
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Serves 2