Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Pasta Recipe - simple and delicious weeknight meal, ready in 30 minutes.
- 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
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
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.
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.
Add balsamic vinegar. Cook for 1-2 more minutes.
Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package. Drain. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
In the pot, combine pasta and the sauce. Add the reserved pasta water and parmesan cheese and cook for 2 more minutes.
Garnish with fresh thyme (optional), more salt and pepper (to taste) and serve.
Nutrition Information Calories: 649, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 1014mg, Potassium: 606mg, Carbohydrates: 62g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 23g, Vitamin A: 2.4%, Vitamin C: 5.2%, Calcium: 18.2%, Iron: 10.3%