Pasta with Mushrooms and Bacon Recipe

When it comes to delicious pasta dishes, there are almost an infinite number of possibilities, and we’ve found a winning combination with our orecchiette pasta with mushrooms and bacon. This dish is simple to make, and is packed with some spectacular earthy and umami flavors. Trust us: one bite, and you’ll think you’ve stepped into the latest, trendy gourmet spot. So, have a glass of a nice red Burgundy, Pinot Noir or a simple Chardonnay at the ready and get to it!

Pasta with Mushrooms and Bacon

THE INGREDIENTS

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 16 oz cremini or baby bella mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 oz orecchiette pasta
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked pepper

THE STEPS

  1. Cook bacon in your Stargazer Cast Iron skillet and reserve drippings in the pan. Place bacon on a plate lined with a paper towel.
  2. Add mushrooms and garlic to skillet and continue to cook over medium/low heat. Cook until mushrooms are browned and softened.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a separate pot until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  4. Add heavy cream and chicken broth to your skillet. Cut your bacon into pieces and add to the skillet along with red wine vinegar and green onions.
  5. Stir in pasta and coat well. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve warm.

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