5 from 3 votes
Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Pasta Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Pasta Recipe - simple and delicious weeknight meal, ready in 30 minutes.

Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 649 kcal
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 strips of bacon , cut into small pieces
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 12 oz mushrooms , sliced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp thyme (dried or fresh)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 10 oz spaghetti ( or other pasta of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese + more if you'd like
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add bacon and cook over medium heat, until golden for 5-6 minutes. Add onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion gets translucent.
  3. Add mushrooms and garlic. Add salt, pepper and thyme. Cook for 5 minutes, until mushrooms are softened and have released some water, which is starting to evaporate.
  4. Add balsamic vinegar. Cook for 1-2 more minutes.
  5. Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package. Drain. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
  6. In the pot, combine pasta and the sauce. Add the reserved pasta water and parmesan cheese and cook for 2 more minutes.
  7. Garnish with fresh thyme (optional), more salt and pepper (to taste) and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 649 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 1014mg 42%
Potassium 606mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 2.4%
Vitamin C 5.2%
Calcium 18.2%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.