Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta

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Sauteed mushrooms and crispy bacon add flavor and texture to this scrumptious cheesy pasta recipe, made in just 29 minutes!

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Recipe

When it comes to pasta, I’m a fan! Whether it’s Mediterranean Stuffed Shells, Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne, Taco Baked Ziti or Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, if it includes pasta, I’m in!

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Recipe

Now if you add bacon, cheese and mushrooms, I’m seriously in!

And that’s exactly what I did in my latest pasta creation on the blog!

Bacon Mushroom Cheesy Pasta Recipe

This dish combines penne pasta with a creamy, cheesy mushroom sauce, topped with crispy bacon for a rich, hearty, mouth-watering meal!

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Recipe Ingredients

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked penne pasta
  • 8 slices bacon (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup crimini mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (cubed)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (grated)

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Instructions

Cook the penne pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside. 

Add the chopped bacon to a large pan over medium-high heat, cook for 4-5 minutes, or until crisp.

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Recipe

Remove from the pan  and place on a paper towel to drain off the grease.

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Recipe

Wipe the pan clean of grease, then add the olive oil. Once hot, add the mushrooms, then sprinkle with the salt and pepper.

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Recipe

Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.

Add the chicken broth and heavy cream.

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Recipe 

Add the cream cheese and whisk together until a creamy sauce forms, then add the parmesan cheese.

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Recipe

Once the cheese has melted in, add the bacon and penne pasta to the creamy mushroom sauce. 

Toss to combine, then transfer to a bowl and serve.

Bacon Mushroom Cheesy Pasta Recipe

If you’re looking for a mouth watering, yet simple weeknight pasta dish, then you’ve come to the right place!

Bacon Mushroom Cheesy Pasta Recipe

The combination of flavors and textures in this dish makes it a total winner!

Bacon Mushroom Cheesy Pasta Recipe

If you’re looking for more quick & easy dinner recipes, here’s a Pinterest board for that!

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Penne Pasta Recipe

Bacon Mushroom Cheesy Pasta Recipe
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Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta

Sautéed mushrooms and crispy bacon add flavor and texture to this scrumptious cheesy pasta recipe, made in just 29 minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 652 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup penne pasta uncooked
  • 8 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  1. Cook the penne pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. Add the chopped bacon to a large pan over medium-high heat, cook for 4-5 minutes, or until crisp.
  3. Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel to drain off the grease.
  4. Wipe the pan clean of grease, then add the olive oil.
  5. Once hot, add the mushrooms, then sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  6. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  7. Add the chicken broth and heavy cream.

  8. Add the cream cheese and whisk together until a creamy sauce forms, then add the parmesan cheese.
  9. Once the cheese has melted in, add the bacon and penne pasta to the creamy mushroom sauce.
  10. Toss to combine, then transfer to a bowl and serve.