Woodsy Mushroom Pasta

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Hey Jude

Terrific, after work, almost meatless, meal. Omit the bacon and it's vegetarian. Omit the bacon, butter and Parmesan and it's vegan. Add a little cream or 1/2 & 1/2 to make it richer. An easy to play with recipe. I especially love the pine nuts in this and usually add more.

Top Review by rainboconfection

I love bacon so used 5 slices of turkey bacon as they are so thin sliced. Then to really make it a meal, added 1 1/2c frozen peas while cooking down the sauce. Covered them with a lid and were thawed in a moment. What a super meal-in-one. And i'm not crazy about shitakes. Thanks for providing us with a quick very tasty meal!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook spaghetti to al dente per package instructions, in salted water.
  2. While spaghetti is cooking, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; add bacon.
  3. Cook, stirring often, until golden and crisp, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add garlic; cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  5. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes.
  6. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water; transfer pasta to a large bowl.
  7. Pour enough of the pasta water into the mushroom mixture to make a sauce; cook, stirring, to dislodge any flavorful browned bits from the pan, about 1 minute.
  8. Stir in the butter.
  9. Add mushroom mixture to the pasta; toss.
  10. Sprinkle with parsley and pine nuts.
  11. Drizzle truffle oil over the pasta; toss.
  12. Pass the grated cheese at the table.

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