Pasta dinner recipes don't come much easier than this 25-minute meal. The rich and creamy pasta sauce comes together in the skillet as the mushrooms get nice and tender.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a 12-inch skillet cook bacon over medium heat until brown and crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving drippings. Add mushrooms, garlic, salt, and black pepper to skillet. Cook and stir 8 to 10 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and browned, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

  • Add cream and broth to skillet with mushrooms. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until bubbly and slightly thickened. Crumble bacon; add to skillet. Stir in pasta, vinegar, and chives; heat through.


Creminis (sometimes called baby bellas) are portobellos that haven’t matured. They are slightly firmer and fuller in flavor than button mushrooms. Substitute a mix of wild mushrooms for even more earthy flavor.

Nutrition Facts

592 calories; 28 g total fat; 12 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 474 mg sodium. 511 mg potassium; 69 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 20 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 587 IU vitamin a; 5 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 6 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 25 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 35 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;

Reviews (5)

24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
A great way to enjoy all the best of a creamy pasta with mushrooms and bacon. Shallots were a good add and i subbed parsley for the chives the second time i made it. Delish! Bonus: super easy recipe to remember and repeat.
Rating: 4 stars
It was quite good, but I would reduce the amount of red wine vinegar the next time as I found it to be too prominent. When eaten cold the bacon flavor really came forward.
Rating: 4 stars
Great basic recipe but I felt that it needed more OOMPH such as more bacon and seasoning. I added Italian sausage and onions to mine as well as substituted white wine instead of the vinegar. I would make the chicken bouillon stronger next time and perhaps throw in a LITTLE parm or romano. I would also try to thicken it with cornstarch or flour. It's a WINNER, though.
Rating: 4 stars
I liked this, but I think because I used white wine instead of white wine vinegar. Kids enjoyed it too. Much better than the current rating gives it credit for.
Rating: 4 stars
This is a favorite in our house. We like a little more sauce and a little less pasta. My husband requests this dish frequently. It makes good leftovers too.