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Bacon and Mushroom Pasta

This 15-minute creamy mushroom pasta is perfect for easy weeknight dinners. Linguine is coated in a cream sauce with mushrooms, garlic and crispy bacon. This is comfort food at its finest!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: bacon, cream sauce, easy, linguine, mushroom sauce, mushrooms, pasta, spaghetti
Servings: 4
Calories: 468kcal
Author: Tonje


  • Skillet


  • 6 bacon strips
  • ½ pound linguine
  • ½ pound white button mushrooms
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Boil the pasta in water according to the package instructions.
    ½ pound linguine
  • Pan fry bacon strips in a skillet over medium heat until they are crispy. Remove them from the frying pan, and set them aside. Roughly chop into smaller pieces as soon as they have cooled down.
    6 bacon strips
  • Add sliced mushrooms to the frying pan. Cook for a few minutes until the mushrooms are warm, and have shrunk in size.
    ½ pound white button mushrooms
  • Add grated garlic cloves and seasoning, and sauté for another minute.
    3 cloves garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Add heavy cream and lemon juice to the mushrooms. Allow the sauce to gently simmer for about 5 minutes.
    ½ cup heavy cream, 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Combine boiled pasta, 3 tablespoons of pasta water, and half of the crispy bacon with the mushroom sauce.
  • Serve the dish topped with the remaining bacon on top.



  • Store any leftovers in a refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a microwave, and serve warm.
  • Make a lighter version of the dish by using black bean pasta, light cream and turkey bacon or vegetarian bacon.
  • Use any pasta that you like! Any variety will work well, like for example linguine, spaghetti, penne, fusilli and tagliatelle.


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg