Penne With Bacon, Spinach & Mushrooms

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lainey39

From Woman's Day magazine.

Top Review by Camaro Chic

I admit I did not have a lot of hope for this recipe. Made it as listed but discovered I had no penne and substituted linguine. only had to add about 1/3 cup of the pasta water. May need more with penne. This was a really good recipe. The simplicity makes it good. And I do like bacon.... I will make it again often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta as package directs.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large, deep nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned.
  3. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain.
  4. Remove all but 2 T fat from skillet.
  5. Add onion and mushrooms to skillet; saute 5 minutes until onion is golden.
  6. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook 30 seconds until fragrant.
  7. Add spinach; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes until wilted.
  8. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup pasta water.
  9. Add pasta to skillet with some of the reserved pasta water; toss.
  10. Add more water as necessary.
  11. Crumble bacon on top of pasta and serve with Parmesan.

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