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Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta
Bacon and mushroom pasta.

Rich and hearty, this creamy bacon and mushroom pasta is a winter warmer and ready in no time. Quick and easy to cook, and only 4 ingredients make this an excellent mid-week dinner for when you are short on time.

Bacon and mushroom pasta
Bacon and mushroom pasta.

This recipe for creamy bacon and mushroom pasta is one of the easiest I know. Hearty mushrooms and bacon, combined with sour cream make a simple yet delicious pasta sauce, which is ready in no time at all. Great for those mid-week evenings when you want to get dinner on the table in a hurry.

If I know I am going to be really short on time after work I will prepare the mushrooms and bacon in the morning or the night before so everything is ready ahead of time, so it can go straight in the pan when I am ready to cook.

Bacon and mushrooms
Simple pasta sauce ingredients, bacon and mushrooms.

I like to serve this dish with a crunchy green side salad to balance out the creamy richness of the pasta. To keep things simple I often just toss some cos or baby salad leaves in a bowl with balsamic dressing.

Bacon and mushroom pasta

Bacon and Mushroom Pasta

How to cook quick bacon and mushroom pasta
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4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 760kcal
Author: Eliza


  • 4 oz bacon (approx 4 rashers)
  • 8 oz mushrooms
  • 4 oz light sour cream
  • 8 oz uncooked pasta
  • drizzle olive oil



  • Put a medium pot of salted water on to heat.
  • Slice the mushrooms.
    Bacon and mushrooms
  • Cut bacon into ½ inch pieces.

Cook pasta

  • When the water has come to the boil add the dried pasta, and cook according to packet instructions (approx. 10-12 minutes).

Cook sauce (while the pasta is cooking)

  • Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium pan. When it is hot add the bacon and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add another drizzle of oil, and add the sliced mushrooms. Cook until soft (approx. 4 minutes).
    Bacon and mushroom cooked
  • Remove from heat and stir through sour cream.

Finish dish

  • Drain pasta, reserving ¼ cup of pasta water.
  • Add pasta and reserved pasta water to the pan with the sauce and stir to combine well.
  • Serve.


Calories: 760kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 27.4g | Fat: 30.6g | Saturated Fat: 11.7g | Cholesterol: 57.3mg | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 846mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 5.4g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2.3mg
Tags: pasta

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