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Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Pasta Recipe
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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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
BALSAMIC MUSHROOM BACON PASTA RECIPE
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.