Creamy Mushroom, Bacon and Garlic Spaghetti
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: Serves 2
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 6 slices of bacon (streaky bacon in the UK), chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (I used a combination of white and chestnut mushrooms)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • freshly ground pepper
  • a fistful of spaghetti (about 7 or 8 ounces)
  • about ½ cup light cream (single cream in the UK)
  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Chop up the bacon using clean scissors.
  3. Sauté the mushroom and bacon, stirring frequently.
  4. Grate in the garlic and continue to cook.
  5. Meanwhile, put a big pan of water on to boil for the pasta.
  6. When the water comes to the boil, salt it and cook the pasta according to package directions.
  7. While the pasta is cooking, sprinkle the oregano and parsley into the frying pan with the bacon and mushrooms.
  8. Add a good grating some freshly ground black pepper and stir.
  9. Add the single cream a bit at a time, stirring as you go, to give a nice sauce. You may need more or less cream than is called for.
  10. Drain the pasta and stir the the creamy garlicky bacon and mushroom mixture through it, taste for seasoning and serve in warm bowls.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: half the recipe
Recipe by April J Harris at