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Garlic Mushroom & Bacon Creamy Fettuccine

Garlic Mushroom & Bacon Creamy Fettuccine || hellomoonies

When I was 16 years old, I worked at a place called Unique Pasta, which sold pasta (uncooked), meats, cheese, and antipasto products. I was working every day on the Christmas holidays, and one day my boss decided to make us lunch, using some of the chicken tortellini pasta.

Let me tell you – this was one of the most amazing pastas I’ve ever had. He used a mushroom sauce that we sold, and it was so delicious and creamy, I had to try and recreate it at home. At 16, I didn’t have much experience in the kitchen, but pasta quickly became my favourite thing to make, and I’ve got quite a lot of different recipes as a result of experimenting and trying new things.

So, I’ve decided to share one of my favourites with you today: Garlic Mushroom & Bacon Creamy Fettuccine.
Honestly, it’s not uncommon or all that special – but sometimes, simple is better, and this is absolutely true of this pasta. It’s definitely my “go to” from all the different pastas I like to cook.

(Note: for any vegetarians, a great substitute for the bacon is sundried tomato – it gives it a slightly different flavour, but still one worth eating!)


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Garlic Mushroom & Bacon Creamy Fettuccine
Creamy fettuccine with garlic, mushrooms, bacon and more.
Garlic Mushroom & Bacon Creamy Fettuccine || hellomoonies
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Garlic Mushroom & Bacon Creamy Fettuccine || hellomoonies
Instructions
  1. Boil water in a large pot, add a pinch of sea salt, then add the fettuccine. Let cook on a medium-high heat while you prepare the rest.
  2. Add your chopped bacon to a large frying pan, and cook on a medium heat.
  3. Once the bacon has cooked through, add your sliced mushrooms and crushed garlic and mix the ingredients so the garlic is spread out evenly.
  4. Add ½ cup of the thickened cream (NOTE: this is only 1/4 of the total amount of thickened cream you'll be using - don't add it all at this step.) Stir the sauce with the ingredients in the pan, until the sauce gets a slight brown colour to it.
  5. At this point, your fettuccine should be ready. (If not, turn the temperature to low on the bacon/mushroom mix and wait for pasta to be done.) Add your shredded baby spinach leaves - I simply use my hands to rip the leaves up - to the bacon/mushrooms, and add another ½ cup of the thickened cream.
  6. Drain your pasta, and then add the fettuccine to the saucepan and mix with the other ingredients. If your saucepan isn't big enough (mine wasn't!) transfer all ingredients to a large bowl. Add the last cup of thickened cream and combine.
  7. (Optional) Cut your avocado into thin slices, and use as garnish on top of each serving!


I think the great thing about this recipe is that there’s not an overwhelming amount of ingredients (quite a small amount, actually) yet it feeds a decent amount of people and is so, so flavoursome – not to mention so simple… Like I said, I made this at 16 when I still burnt toast on occasion. If you can boil water and cook something in a frypan, you can’t go wrong!

As always, let me know if you try this recipe and what you thought of it – I love feedback, good or bad, as it helps me improve.

Until next time!

xo

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    Aliya Yasmine
    June 23, 2016 at 2:59 am

    I absolutely love fettuccine and this recipe is brilliant! It looks really good! Is it okay if I could substitute the bacon with beef instead because i don’t eat bacon. :)

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      moonies
      June 23, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Yes, I think any other meats would work! Beef or chicken (if you eat it!) would be fantastic.

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    Sara
    May 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Mmmmm! Definitely trying this recipe :)

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      moonies
      May 24, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Yay! Let me know what you think xx

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    AY.CO
    May 23, 2016 at 10:51 am

    This looks so good! Definitely going to try this out.

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      moonies
      May 23, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Woohoo! Let me know what you think if you do! 😋

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    Laricia
    May 22, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Looks so good! I might try it because I want to make new things.

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      moonies
      May 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      It tastes even better than it looks, trust me!

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    Nat P.
    May 17, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Mmm, this looks amazing Moonies! I’m so lazy when it comes to waiting for the pasta to boil, but I’ll make an exception for this. xo Nat

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      moonies
      May 17, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Do it! You know you want to.

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    Pilar
    May 13, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Love Pasta+Bacon

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