Marmite, Walnut and Cheese Pasta

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine British, Italian
Keyword plant-based, walnut mince
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 360 grams Dried spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 70 grams California Walnuts plus an additional 30g for adding to the pasta
  • 100 grams Sliced chestnut brown mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 40 grams Plant based butter
  • 2 tbsp Marmite
  • 75 grams Plant based parmesan style cheese


  • Soak the California walnuts overnight in warm water.
  • Drain well and place in a food processor with the sliced mushrooms.
  • Pulse until you have a fine crumble texture.
  • Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water for 9 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a shallow pan add a drizzle of olive oil and the butter.
  • Scatter in the walnut and mushroom mince.
  • Spoon in the marmite and stir together to melt and combine
  • Transfer 2 ladles full of pasta water from the pot where the spaghetti is cooking.
  • Add in the cheese to the walnut and marmite mixture before lifting out the pasta with a pair of tongs and into the pan.
  • Stir together and season with black pepper and scatter the remaining walnuts before serving.


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