Indulge in the comforting flavors of creamy bacon and mushrooms with this delightful Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta recipe. This dish combines crispy bacon with a rich and savory mushroom sauce, creating an explosion of umami flavors. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a creamy and indulgent pasta dish that will satisfy all of your cravings. So, if you’re in need of a simple yet satisfying recipe to elevate your weeknight dinners, look no further than this Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta. Get ready to be transported to a world of creamy deliciousness!
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Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta
- – 1 tablespoon olive oil
- – 125 grams diced bacon
- – 250 grams mushrooms
- – 2 medium onions
- – 2 garlic cloves
- – 1 teaspoon salt
- – 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- – 200 ml heavy cream
- – 500 ml chicken stock
- – 250 grams spaghetti
- – 100 grams shredded Parmesan cheese
- – Handful of chopped parsley
- – To serve: extra Parmesan cheese fresh parsley, ground black pepper
- Start with the Bacon:
- – Heat up a large pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and let it spread out evenly.
- – Toss in the diced bacon and let each piece sizzle and crisp up.
- – Add diced onions and sliced mushrooms to the pan, and season with salt and pepper.
- – Once the onions turn translucent and the mushrooms brown, add crushed garlic.
- Cook the Sauce:
- – Pour in the heavy cream and chicken stock, and bring it to a boil.
- – Add uncooked spaghetti to the pan, ensuring it’s fully submerged in the liquid.
- – Let it all simmer for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
- Finish with Cheese:
- – As the pasta cooks and the sauce thickens, stir in the shredded Parmesan cheese, allowing it to melt into the sauce for a creamy texture.
- – Finally, add a handful of chopped parsley, giving a fresh touch to the dish.
- Serve and Enjoy!
- – Serve the Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta with extra Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and a sprinkle of ground black pepper. Enjoy the delightful flavors of this creamy and indulgent pasta dish!
– Freshly grated Parmesan cheese will provide the best flavor and melting quality.
– Ensure the bacon is cooked until crisp, as it adds texture and smoky flavor to the dish.
– Experiment with different varieties of mushrooms for varying textures and flavors.
– For a dairy-free option, replace the heavy cream with a plant-based cream or non-dairy milk thickened with flour. Vegan versions of Parmesan cheese are readily available in most grocery stores.
– Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.