Vegan Meatball and Mushroom Creamy Tagliatelle
Delicious creamy mushroom and vegan meatball tagliatelle recipe, plant based and easy to make. Just a few key ingredients to make this and ready in about 20 minutes from start to finish. You can swap out the meatballs and double up on the mushrooms if you want to make this purely plant focused.
What’s in the creamy pasta?
Vegan single cream- I use oatly vegan cream. I would recommend using a sinlge cream rather than a creme fraiche alternative.
Mushrooms- Chestnut mushrooms work really well in this recipe but if you have access to shiitake, oyster or chanterelle mushrooms give those a try.
Dijon Mustard- This really helps give a tang to the dish, a depth of colour and vinegar, don’t skip this ingredient!
Tamari- I love frying my mushrooms and meatballs in tamari (a gluten free soy sauce) as it has a much deeper flavour than soy in my opinion. It works really well with mushrooms and garlic with a sort of ‘meaty’ flavour profile.
What meatballs did I use?
For this recipe I used the Future Farm vegan meatballs, however there are so many brands out there that offer delicious vegan alternatives. There’s The Curators, Linda McCartney, Birdseye and Plant Pioneers – all vegan.
What if I don’t have meatballs?
Simply double up the mushrooms instead. I would use two different types such as chestnut and oyster. Oyster mushrooms give a lovely meaty texture due to their thickness.
Creamy Vegan Meatball and Mushroom Tagliatelle
Delicious creamy mushroom and vegan meatball tagliatelle recipe, plant based and easy to make. Just a few key ingredients to make this and ready in about 20 minutes from start to finish.
- 250 g mushrooms
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp vegan butter
- 250 ml oatly cream substitute for single cream
- 5 tagliatelle nests around 160g
- 2 tbsp tamari sub for soy sauce
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried sage
- Really generous pinch of salt and pepper
- 100 ml pasta water
Get a pot of water on to boil, season heavily with salt and add the tagliatelle
Slice the mushrooms then add to a deep frying pan with the vegan butter and garlic powder, fry for a few minutes before adding the vegan meatballs
Fry on a medium to high heat, adding the sage, parsley and 1 tbsp of tamari (gives a gorgeous umami flavour)
After a few mins, add the vegan single cream and turn the heat down to a low simmer, season generously with salt and pepper and stir in the Dijon mustard
Test the pasta, drain when al dente BUT SAVE a good ladle (approx 100-150ml) of the pasta water and stir with the creamy mushroom meatballs
Stir through until everything is covered then taste test, add the remaining 1 tbsp of tamari on top and a sprinkle of parsley before serving
There are loads of vegan meatball options out there in the supermarkets at the moment. I've tried the Curators, Birdseye, Future Farm, Meatless Farm and they all work really well! Be sure to fry them off first before adding the cream to help get the lovely texture.
Don't have meatballs? Simply double up on the mushrooms, why not add two types such as oyster and chestnut.
If you like this, why not try my 15 Minute Creamy Ravioli Soup
Vegan Swedish Meatballs & Home Made Gravy
This vegan home made Swedish inspired gravy works perfect with vegan meatballs. Whether they’re home made meatball or shop bought (I used The Curators Mushroom Meatballs for this) it will be a bowl of comfort food. Find the recipe that’ll give IKEA meatballs a run for its money.
Whats in the recipe?
Meatballs – No kidding. But for this recipe I’ve used shop bought ones to keep the cooking time nice and quick for this recipe. There are loads of vegan versions and brand out there right now so find a one that works for you. I used The Curators for this as they works perfectly with the sauce.
Lingonberry Jam- If you don’t have lingonberry, cranberry sauce will also work a dream. It’s just a sweet, tart berry jam to slice into the creamy gravy
Tamari- This helps give the gravy a delicious umami flavour. If you don’t have any I highly recommend getting some! You can substitute for soy sauce or even marmite will give an umami ‘meaty’ flavour.
Vegan Cream- I used Oatly cream, it’s slightly thicker than single cream.
Cornflour- This will help thicken the gravy. I’ve recommended 1 heaped tbsp but you can add a little more at a time to make it slightly thicker if you like just be sure not to add too much ad once as it thickens over time.
Plant based milk- To make the gravy go a little further I’ve added plant based milk, however if you wanted to simple double up the cream feel free! Just remember if you add double the cream, double the seasoning (mustard, garlic, pepper etc.)
Swedish Inspired Meatballs & Home Made Gravy
IKEA inspired vegan Swedish meatballs and home made gravy complete with lingonberry jam. This is an epic comfort food dish full of flavour.
- 10 vegan meatballs I used The Curators Mushroom Meatballs for this recipe
- 2 tbsp vegan butter
- 250 ml vegan cream I used Oatly cream
- 50 ml plant based milk Any plant based milk will work
- 1 heaped tbsp cornflour
- 1 level tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dijon mustard dijon works best for this recipe
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 ½ tbsp tamari add a dash more if the gravy is looking pale
- 250 g cooked rice
- 3 tbsp lingonberry jam
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
Bring a pot of rice to boil (if using basmati rice you want around 300ml water)
Start by melting the plant based butter in a deep frying pan then add the plant based meatballs, fry for around 6-7 minutes then remove the meatballs and set aside (leaving the flavoured butter in the pan)
Then add the cream, milk, cornflour, mustard, pepper, tamari, garlic and whisk together
After a few minutes stirring on a low heat (it'll give it time to thicken) season with salt, taste test and add a little more cornflour or milk depending on how thick or thin you like the texture of the gravy
Add the meatballs back to the gravy and top with lingonberry jam, chopped parsley and add the cooked rice
Add another pinch of black pepper and salt to each bowl full and enjoy!
If the stock is looking a little pale, feel free to add another 1/2 tsp of dijon mustard and another tbsp of tamari, this will help with the colour (you will only need to do this if you've added more liquid to the stock to make it thinner)