Recipe by ONYX78
"When I was in university, I created this flavorful penne pasta recipe using my favorite ingredients: smoked bacon, button mushrooms and garlic. It became a hit with my family, friends and even special guests at home. It's a wonderful recipe because it's easy, convenient and yummy to boot! Serve while hot with buttered crusty bread. Enjoy!"
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1 (16 ounce) package
dried penne pasta
extra virgin olive oil, divided
chopped smoked bacon
sliced fresh mushrooms
salt and pepper to taste
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
My son and I LOVED this recipe! The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is that my husband found it lacking in flavor (his taste buds must be on vacation). I did add onion as previously suggested. Next time I do think I will add some diced chicken and replace some of the broth with white wine to add some more flavor. Thanks for the post.
Good base recipe. But after reading the reivews about reduction and soggy bacon, I took the ingredients and did my own thing. Here's what I did:
Crisped the bacon in a pan and removed. Dumped all but a Tbs of grease and fried mushrooms in pan for a minute. Added 1/4 cup of chicken stock and scraped up the bacon bits. Added broccoli* and garlic* and covered to steam veggies. Added very al dente pasta to pan and 1/2 cup more chicken stock. Reduced by half and finished w/ a dash of cream and some parmesan. Then I sprinkled the bacon on top and served with more parmesan. Soooo good.
This was fanatastic. I was looking for a different pasta recipe to have for dinner and stumbled on this. I saw that Kez, a good friend made it and enjoyed it and decided I had to try it. I cooked the bacon first then took it out and added onion in with the 'shrooms and I used some roasted garlic I had on hand. After they began to get tender I added a bit of flour before I put the chicken broth in. I added the bacon back into it with the pasta and mixed in some Parmesan cheese. My hubby said next time add some asparagus I think that will be great! Thanks Onyx78 for sharing!
I didn't measure anything, just cooked and added as it looked right to me. I added chopped fresh shallot with the garlic and some fresh, baby spinach at the end. Humble, simple, but extremely delicious.
I was pleasantly surprised by this dish. I thought it might be a bit bland it wasn't. After reading the reviews I removed bacon and mushroom from the pan before adding the stock and used less of the stock, when the stock had reduced I put the bacon and mushrooms back and let it warm through. When serving I sprinkled a small amount of parmesan on top. My husband pulled faces when I told him what I was making but he enjoyed it more than I did and I liked it. Thanks
I thoroughly enjoyed this dish, as did my husband and step daughter. I made a few minor adjustments. I added chopped onion and instead of 3 cups of chicken stock, I put 2 cups of beef stock and 1 cup of water. People were complaining of a lack of seasoning, so I added garlic and onion powders. Also, instead of Parmesan cheese, I put Mozzarella cheese. Turned out great, can't wait to make it again.
did add celery, onions, chicken and garlic.. yummy!!
This was very tasty! I made it as-is, but would definitely follow some of the other readers comments next time. The reduction of the "sauce" (which wasn't a sauce, so don't be expecting that!) was the only ridiculous part of this recipe. There is no way that would have ever reduced to a few Tbsp. without turning my pasta to baby food. Here are the changes that I will make next time...1)I'm using MORE bacon...this is the main flavor in this dish, and we love bacon, so the more the merrier! 2) Either add flour or cornstarch to thicken the sauce or reduce the liquid. 3) A green veggie would be nice. I'm thinking the others had it right...either broccoli or asparagus. 4) Drain the bacon grease...at least drain most of it. 5) Remove the bacon and mushrooms after sauteeing and add them right before serving. I think after making these changes, we are definitely looking at a contender for a simple, easy, relatively inexpensive winner!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Holy Smoked Bacon and Mushroom Penne
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 416
** Calories from Fat: 94
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