Pasta With Bacon, Mushroom & Caramelised Onions

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Madilayn

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.

Top Review by RecipeNut

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!

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.

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