Bacon Pasta

  • Prep Time: 1 hrs
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 4-6
  • About This Recipe

    “Southern Living”

    Ingredients

  • 1 (16ounce) packages penne
  • 12 -15slicesbacon
  • 1/2 cupsliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2garlic cloves, minced
  • 1cupgrated parmesan cheese
  • 2cupswhipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoonpepper
  • 1/2 cupsliced green onion
  • Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; set aside.
  • Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove bacon; reserve 2 T.
  • drippings in skillet.
  • Crumble bacon and set aside.
  • Saute sliced mushrooms and garlic in reserved drippings 3 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in pasta, parmesan cheese, whipping cream, and pepper; simmer over medium-low heat until sauce is thickened, stirring often.
  • Stir in bacon and green onions; serve immediately.
  • Reviews

  • “Awesome!! The sauce turned out so rich and creamy and the bacon just makes this extra, extra yummy. I made this for my sister’s birthday dinner. It was a super huge hit with all the family. Thanks Nurse Di.”

  • “I made this for my son and he loved it.It would probably be fairly easy to “lighten” this so it would be less sinful to eat, but my son loved it as is.”

  • “loved this nice quick recipe, i ramped it up a bit by adding some blue{gorgonzola}cheese crumbled over the top just before serving, thank you for posting.”

  • “I loved it!Thank you for posting this!”

  • “Anything with bacon, cream and cheese is always a hit!Didn’t use mushrooms, but added peas.Yum!I’ve made this since a second time.Rob LOVED it.It will be aregular.”

  • “Made this for my DH and kids the other night!!! It was a hit!! I love cooking for them but sometimes i get burnt out because they aren’t so enthusiastic.. This livened them right up!!! Thank you for your wonderful recipe this is def going into the rotation!!! Oh, I added some peeled fresh shrimp while I was cooking the garlic and mushrooms!! It was perfect!!!”

  • “Awesome! I didnt change a thing (unless you count adding a whole pack of mushrooms). It is very rich but worth it. The bacon made it salty enough so make sure to take it before seasoning. Prep was quick and easy too.”

  • “I made this tonight for the first time, and it was delicious! I don’t normally have whipping cream on hand, but had bought it for another recipe that we didn’t get a chance to make. I didn’t have fresh garlic on hand, so I used 1tbsp of minced garlic (for 2-3 servings). I also used a small can of sliced mushrooms instead of fresh. We omitted green onions because of allergies. Thank you for a wonderful and simple recipe!”

  • “This was so delicious and simple to make! Thanks for the great recipe!”

  • “This is my husbands new favorite meal. He asks for it all the time and thinks we should invite dinner guests over just so we can share this meal. Thanks!!”

  • “Super simple but delicious. I chopped the bacon before I cooked it. Added chopped zucchini with the mushrooms.Oh so good!”

  • “So simple but oh, so good!”

  • “Wow my family LOVED this recipe. They said it tasted better then something from Olive Garden. Great flavor and so easy to make! Thanks!”

  • “This was fabulous!!Instead of the green onions, I sliced up a bunch of leeks and cooked those with the mushrooms.I may up the garlic next time since we love it.My BF raved over this!!Thanks.”

  • “WOW! If I could give this 10 stars, I would.It was amazing!I made it as a side dish,perhaps it is a dish all of its own… My girls thought it was something from Olive Garden.. a place far far away from where we are… I added just a touch more garlic salt at the end.I also added a few more fresh mushroom slices!”

  • “Great Recipe! Will make this again. Added twice the amount garlic. Thanks for sharing!”

  • “Liked everything about this dish. I don’t cook with cream, so used fat free evaporated milk. Just as well, since this recipe does not lend itself to someone who is watching their calorie intake. I will add just a bit more garlic and pepper next time. Delicious! :)”

  • “Sinfully delicious!”

  • “wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!easy to make, delicious, sinfully bad for you but what the heck!! it was so good, i couldn’t believe it. my husband and two boys also loved it.”

  • “This is delicious!! Everyone raved except the little guy, but he eats nothing so his vote doesn’t count 🙂 Thanx for the recipe, I can’t wait to have it again.”

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