Creamy Lion’s Mane Pasta

Creamy Lion’s Mane Pasta

Creamy Lion’s Mane Pasta, a delicious and easy pasta dish with a homemade creamy tomato sauce. Lion’s mane mushrooms are known for their meaty-like texture and taste (akin to crab meat), and are perfect substitutes for plant-based dishes. Not only that, lion’s mane is low in calories but high in potassium, protein, iron, and vitamin-B, and is a great source of fiber.

Make this dish gluten-free by substituting for a gluten-free pasta, and you can make this dish vegetarian as well by substituting for dairy.


Serves: 4 Time: 45 minutes

Creamy Lion’s Mane Pasta

  • 2/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup lite coconut milk or other unsweetened non-dairy milk/cream
  • 5-6 oz. lion’s mane mushrooms
  • 1/2-1 Tbs non-dairy butter
  • 1/2 lb. pasta


  1. Begin by preparing your vegetables. You can carefully pull apart the lion’s mane by hand to make smaller pieces.
  2. Next, in a medium pot, set heat to high and add the olive oil and halved tomatoes.
  3. Stir them for about 2 minutes and then set heat to medium-low and cover the pot with a lid.
  4. After the tomatoes have steamed some, add in the onion and garlic and cover the pot, allowing it to simmer for another 5 minutes.
  5. Next, add the seasonings, vegetable broth, and non-dairy milk to the pot and bring the heat back up to medium-high. Cover the pan with a lid and watch until it begins to bubble. About 3-4 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, begin boiling the water to cook your pasta according to its packaging.
  7. Once the tomato mix has bubbled slightly, remove from heat and transfer to a food processor or blender, or mix with an immersion blender. Blend the tomato mix until you get a sauce.
  8. Return the sauce to the pot on the stove, recover with lid, and reduce heat to low and allow it to continue to simmer. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  9. Then, in a medium skillet, heat the non-dairy butter on high.
  10. Once hot, begin sautéeing the lion’s mane. Allow them to cook on each side for a minute or two before flipping and continue cooking until they’re lightly browned on each side. Then remove from heat and add to the tomato sauce.
  11. Drain your pasta once it has fully cooked.
  12. Combine the pasta with the sauce, serve and enjoy!

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