Looking for a filling, plant-based meal to switch things up? This walnut and mushroom ragu is sure to impress you and your family! Filled with flavor and bursting with nutrition, this recipe is one that you will turn to again and again. Plus, it’s easy to whip up, as you can get it on the table in under an hour.

Pasta dishes, like this one, are great ways to utilize vegetables, canned tomatoes, and other add-ins. For example, walnuts and cremini mushrooms are both great plant-based ingredients to use when bumping up the hardiness factor of a dish. They are easy to add, and enhance both the flavor and nutriton content to keep you full and satisfied. Additionally, these ingredients add a fun textural element to your pasta dish, which provides a different spin on a family favorite.

This recipe also includes canned tomatoes, which are a great source of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and lycopene, an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Plus, canned tomatoes actually have a higher lycopene content than fresh, as the cooking and canning process enhances the availability of the nutrient, making it easier for your body to absorb. Additionally, canned tomatoes are a great shelf stable product that is affordable and also good for the environment. What’s not to love about that?!

You can feel good about serving this Walnut and Mushroom Ragu to your family, and they will delight in the complex flavors. To make this meal extra special, serve with a simple side salad dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Whether you’re enjoying it for a Sunday family dinner or a simple weeknight meal, you’ll be satisfied.

Get the full recipe for Walnut and Mushroom Ragu by visiting our friends at California Walnuts.

For other delicious pasta recipes, check out some of our favorites:

Puttanesca Pasta
Pasta with Marinara and Roasted Vegetables
Antipasto Salad with Pasta

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