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Marmite Pasta with Mushrooms

Marmite Pasta with Mushrooms Recipe

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I learned how to make Marmite spaghetti after watching Nigella Kitchen. Whenever I have a low supply of fresh foods in the pantry, a quick one-dish meal like this marmite pasta is what I love to make. On this particular day, the only fresh food I have in the fridge are some leftover mushrooms, so I whipped up a plate of Marmite spaghetti with fresh mushrooms, making it a more interesting and balanced meal. Besides the mushrooms, the other ingredients are all dried (pasta, parsley, butter and Marmite) and what I have in my kitchen at all times. I especially love to use angel hair for “emergencies” like this because they are very thin pasta noodles which cooked in about 2 minutes, making this truly a fast and effortless meal.

Marmite Pasta with Mushrooms Recipe

As a delicious finishing touch, you can add some freshly grated Parmesan cheese to serve.

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins


  • 2 servings (roughly 160g) pasta (I'm using angel hair)
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp Marmite to taste
  • 100 grams hon shimeiji mushrooms ends trimmed (can substitute with thinly sliced button mushrooms)
  • 100 grams enoki mushrooms ends trimmed


  1. Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling, salted water, according to the packet instructions. Drain the pasta, reserving half a cup of the pasta water.
  2. In a small bowl, add Marmite and one tablespoon of pasta water, mixing thoroughly to dissolve.
  3. Melt butter in a heated pan. Add mushrooms and parsley. Saute for a few minutes until the mushrooms are cooked.
  4. Add Marmite mixture and drained pasta to the pan. Toss to coat evenly, adding a little of the reserved pasta water to amalgamate if required.

Credit: Base Marmite Spaghetti Recipe from Nigella Kitchen

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11 Responses to “Marmite Pasta with Mushrooms”

  1. Susan — August 1, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    I love cooking angel hair pasta too. They’re so fast and easy. This receipe sounds easy and foolproof. Now I’m gonna get some marmite when I do my grocery shopping.


  2. Little Inbox — August 1, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    This is amazing! If I’m run out of fresh source, I’ll just skip the home cooking, hehe…


  3. Little Corner of Mine — August 2, 2011 @ 2:38 am

    This is interesting to me, have yet to try marmite pasta.


  4. tigerfish — August 2, 2011 @ 5:28 am

    I have been using angel hair very often cos it cooks fast and absorbs sauce very well :)


  5. masterofboots — August 2, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    Great! and so few ingredients too. I intend to make it soon!


  6. daphne — August 4, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    Oh yes! quick and easy recipes to the rescue. Marmite hey! this must be tasty. I wonder if vegemite will be just as good…


  7. jo — August 4, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    Interesting recipe and I don’t think I have ever come across one before. Unfortunately I am not a huge fan of marmite.


  8. norma — August 5, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    Very easy. I have never tried Marmite. Will look around to see if i find it. Always like trying new things.


  9. Samantha — April 20, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    OMG! This dish is amazingly yummy!! I cooked it for my colleagues and they really love it and asked how did I manage to cook it so well! The preparation was freaking easy & cooking it was as easy as 1 2 3! I used spaghetti instead of angel hair pasta. I was thinking to add chopped garlics before sauteing the mushrooms but I’m afraid it wouldn’t match with the marmite taste. Can I add garlics?

    Picture below shows the Marmite Spaghetti & Baked Portobello that I learnt on noobcook! *giggles*


    • wiffy replied: — April 23rd, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

      Looks great! Your other pasta dish and baked salmon look yummy too. You can add a bit of chopped or thinly sliced garlic if you want to, don’t think it will conflict with the marmite taste. Thanks for trying out the recipes and sharing the photos.



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