Marmite Pasta with Mushrooms

Whenever I am short of fresh food and time, a very quick one-dish meal like a marmite pasta comes to my rescue.

Marmite Mushroom Pasta Recipe
On one particular day, I was lucky I still had some fresh mushrooms in the fridge, so I whipped up a plate of Marmite pasta with mushrooms. The flavours are so good in this pasta dish, we didn’t even notice  that it’s meatless.

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Mushrooms and Marmite turned out to be such a great pairing, that I keep making this pasta dish again and again.

Marmite Mushroom Pasta Recipe
I especially love to use angel hair for “emergencies” because they are very thin pasta noodles which cooked in under 2 minutes, making this truly a fast and effortless pasta dish.

Marmite Mushroom Pasta (Step-by-Step pictures):

Marmite Mushroom Pasta Recipe
Prepare two types of favourite fresh mushrooms. Here, I am using button mushrooms and baby oyster mushrooms. Slice button mushrooms thinly. Separate baby oyster mushrooms to smaller bunches and trim the ends.

Marmite Spaghetti Recipe
Cook pasta in boiling salted water.

Almost-Instant Marmite Sauce (Step-by-Step)
While the pasta is cooking, make the Marmite pasta sauce. Melt butter in a pan. You can also use the microwave oven.

Almost-Instant Marmite Sauce (Step-by-Step)
While the melted butter is still hot, add in marmite….

Almost-Instant Marmite Sauce (Step-by-Step)
… and stir until the marmite is fully dissolved. Set this aside in a small bowl. Carefully clean out the pan with paper towels.

Marmite Mushroom Pasta Recipe
… then cook the mushrooms in butter, olive oil, dried herbs and garlic salt. Omg, these mushrooms are so delicious, they can be a side dish on its own.

Marmite Mushroom Pasta Recipe
When the angel hair is cooked, add them to the pan of cooked mushrooms together with marmite sauce, adding 1 or more tbsp pasta water to bind everything together.

Marmite Mushroom Pasta Recipe

First posted in Aug 2011, updated in May 2017.

Marmite Pasta with Mushrooms Recipe

Use your favourite seasonal mushrooms and pasta for this recipe.

Check out the step-by-step pictures at the previous page.



  • 2 servings (roughly 160g) angel hair or any favourite pasta
  • 50 grams + 10 grams unsalted butter divided
  • 2 tsp Marmite to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley or any favourite dried herbs seasoning
  • 100 grams baby oyster mushrooms or hon shimeiji mushrooms ends trimmed
  • 100 grams button mushrooms sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • reserved pasta water

Serving Suggestion

  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • freshly chopped parsley


  1. Cook Pasta. Cook angel hair in a pot of boiling water with 1 tsp salt added until al dente (usually minus 30 seconds off recommended time in packaging instructions for angel hair).
  2. Make Marmite Sauce. While the pasta is cooking, make the marmite sauce. Melt 50 grams butter in a small pan and add Marmite while the butter is still hot, stirring with spatula to dissolve it completely. Set aside the Marmite sauce in a small bowl and carefully clean the pan with paper towels.
  3. Cook Mushrooms. Melt remaining butter and olive oil pan. Add mushrooms and dried parsley. Saute for a few minutes until the mushrooms are cooked.
  4. Serve. Add drained pasta and Marmite sauce to the pan of mushrooms. Toss to coat evenly, adding 1 or more tbsp pasta water to bind everything together. Optional: Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.

Credit: Base Marmite Spaghetti Recipe from Nigella Kitchen