One Pot Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta

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One Pot Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta Recipe

One Pot Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta

This recipe caused a bit of controversy among many pasta enthusiasts! When I say one pot, I mean one pot! forget boiling your pasta, in this recipe RAW spaghetti is added directly into the creamy bacon and mushroom sauce. The result is perfectly cooked al dente pasta and a thick, luxurious sauce. 

  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-based skillet on high heat.
  2. Add the bacon. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms. Cook, occasionally stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened and slightly golden.
  4. Add the garlic, and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  5. Add the chicken stock, pure cream (or thickened cream), and spaghetti. Scatter the spaghetti in the pan and push it down with the back of a wooden spoon so that it is submerged under the liquid.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium (to a gentle simmer). Cook for 10 minutes, stirring the pasta every 2-3 minutes.
  7. At the end of the 10 minutes, the pasta will be slightly undercooked, which is okay (the residual heat will cook it through), add 1/2 cup boiling water (from the kettle) and stir for 1 minute to help loosen the sauce.
  8. Turn the heat off, and stir through the spring onion and parmesan cheese. Serve.


Note 1 – Use any pasta that takes 10-12 minutes to cook. Spaghetti, linguine or fettuccine are all suitable options.

MAKE AHEAD – Best made fresh and served immediately. Otherwise, see the reheating instructions below. 

LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave. Add 1-2 tbsp of water as needed to loosen the sauce. Not suitable to freeze.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins

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