Bacon & mushroom pasta

Bacon & mushroom pasta

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(127 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins Ready in 25 minutes

Easy

Serves 4
A simple one-pan pasta dish with bacon, mushrooms and pesto - ready in under 30 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal567
  • fat20g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs78g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.41g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 400g penne (or other tube shape) pasta
  • 250g pack chestnut or button mushrooms, wiped clean
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
    Bacon

    Bacon

    bay-kon

    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 4 tbsp pesto (fresh from the chiller cabinet if possible)
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

  • 200ml carton 50% fat crème fraîche
  • handful basil leaves

Method

  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water in a large non-stick saucepan according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, slice the mushrooms and snip the bacon into bite-size pieces with scissors or a sharp knife.

  2. Reserve a few drops of the cooking water in a cup or bowl, then drain the pasta and set aside. Fry the bacon and mushrooms in the same pan until golden, about 5 mins. Keep the heat high so the mushrooms fry in the bacon fat, rather than sweat.

  3. Tip the pasta and reserved water back into the pan and stir over the heat for 1 min. Take the pan off the heat, spoon in the pesto and crème fraîche and most of the basil and stir to combine. Sprinkle with the remaining basil to serve.

You may also like

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
superkat1
2nd Mar, 2011
4.05
Great easy recipe! Used red pesto and added steamed green beans and sugarsnap peas and didn't have any basil. Thumbs up from my 6 year old! Also didn't use too much creme fraiche
rebecca_1980
28th Feb, 2011
4.05
very quick and easy to make. really enjoyed. Yum Yum
carmelcawley
23rd Feb, 2011
4.05
Really tasty, especially with extra vegetables such as peppers and courgette.
lizchao
7th Feb, 2011
5.05
This is fantastic, just did this on a work night. Amazingly tasty - this will definitely be my go to recipe.
ourcarol
4th Feb, 2011
5.05
Used red pesto, as not too keen on green pesto. Very tasty and easy, enjoyed by myself, my husband, and my 21 month old!
sumbids
27th Jan, 2011
5.05
lLoved it,loved it!!! Hubby says it tastes better than restaurant pasta and trust me he's a bit of a pasta snob.I used tomato pesto and left out the double cream(didn't have any in the fridge) but it still tasted amazing and its so quick that I made it while my 6-month old took a catnap.Have repeated this for friends since then and got full marks everytime.
sonya_l
15th Jan, 2011
Nom nom nom!!! Delicious as it is - even better with a generous helping of grated parmesan :)
karenlovesgoodfood's picture
karenlovesgoodfood
6th Jan, 2011
This is honestly one of the nicest pasta dishes EVER! So tasty and so quick. It has become a firm family favourite!
rlpile
7th Dec, 2010
4.05
Loved this dish and so simple.
fluffyowl
24th Nov, 2010
5.05
Such an easy recipe and the kids love it!!

Pages

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.