Penne With Bacon, Spinach & Mushrooms

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 22 mins

From Woman's Day magazine.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Camaro Chic January 20, 2010

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