Pasta With Bacon, Mushroom & Caramelised Onions

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I saw this on Better Homes & Gardens TV show, then in a magazine. It's become a family favorite - so light and yet so tasty! The "sauce" freezes well and reheats easily.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 250 g bacon, pieces
  • 250 g sliced mushrooms
  • 2 red onions, cut in half & sliced
  • minced garlic (to taste)
  • thyme
  • spaghetti (or any of the long ribbon style pastas)
  • crumbly cheese (feta, ploughmans cheddar, anything that crumbles nicely)
  • butter


  1. In a large frypan, fry the bacon, then set aside.
  2. Melt butter in the same pan and then cook the onions until they have caramelised.
  3. Add the mushrooms, garlic and thyme/herbs and the bacon again and reduce the heat to low.
  4. Cook your pasta and then, using tongs or a spathetti spoon, add it to the pan with the bacon mixture in it. Do not drain as the liquid will help moisten the whole.
  5. Serve with the cheese crumbled over the top.
Most Helpful

This was a nice light tasty dinner my whole family enjoyed. I did use the sharp cheddar crumbles and added extra bacon and garlic. Thanks for the recipe!

RecipeNut August 31, 2008

Simply delicious. I had been given a mushroom called Puff Ball, so I used it in this dish. I had never had this kind of mushroom and I found it got lost in this recipe. Too mild to stand up to the onion/bacon. I will use a portabella next time. Made for PAC Fall '07. :)

Lori Mama September 24, 2007

SO GOOD! This made a wonderful light late night supper. Very easy with ingredients we had on hand and everyone loved it. I used Spinach Tagliatelle pasta and it was also nice and colorful! Thank you for posting. PAC-Fall07

Thymestudio September 23, 2007