Bacon and mushroom penne pasta

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A delicious, quick and easy pasta dish.  A tomato and creamy cheese sauce with bacon, mushrooms and penne - a classic combination and a lovely comfort dish.  I hope you enjoy! 

preparation time:
20 minutes
cooking time:
30 minutes

serves 4-6 people

500 g penne (of course you can subsitute any pasta you like)
2 400g tins tomatoes/passata
300g mushrooms chopped
200g soft cheese (i used philadelphia with herbs but any plain soft cheese would work too)
1 onion chopped
1 250g pack bacon chopped (i used smoked but unsmoked is ok if you prefer)
1 tbs olive oil
parsley to garnish (optional)
parmesan (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

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Step 1:

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  • heat frying pan add chopped bacon and fry until crispy
  • in a separate pan add olive oil, chopped onion and mushrooms and fry until softened


Step 2:

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  • combine the cooked mushroom mix and bacon and then add the chopped tomatoes to this
  • cook for about 15-20 minutes until it has thickened up and reduced slightly.
  • add the cream cheese and stir to combine

Step 3:

  • 10 minutes before the end of cooking the sauce put a pan of salted water on to boil then add the penne (or pasta of choice) and cook according to packet instructions (between 7-12 minutes usually)

Step 4:

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  • when the pasta is cooked drain and add to the pasta sauce and stir until well combined
  • top with black pepper, chopped parsley and parmesan if you like.

Buon appetito! 

If you like this recipe you can check out my blog on http://chipbuttiesandnoodlesoup.blogspot.co.uk/
gosphero2 years ago
Mmm.... We love anything with bacon. Check out our bacon and caramel covered apples!
Thanks so much. Just saw your apple bacon recipe. They look awesome! What a combination! :)
rrkrose2 years ago
I'm vegetarian but this sounds like it could be really good without bacon. Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks - glad you like it - would be nice without the bacon too :)
mmm i love mushroom and bacon on pasta!
haven't thought of adding tomato though!
this looks fantastic!
eatproperly2 years ago
OMG that looks delicious! I just can't handle all these amazing pasta dishes!!!
Thanks so much - there are so many good recipes on here that I want to try!