Wild Mushroom and Double Smoked Bacon Linguine

Wild Mushroom and Double Smoked Bacon Linguine


Mushrooms are one of my all time favorite foods and one of my favorite ways to enjoy mushrooms is in a quick and tasty pasta with bacon, cream and cheese. I had not had this dish in a while and I was recently reminded of it by a post on Butter and Sugar for spaghetti with mushrooms and bacon. I stopped by the market on the weekend to pick up the ingredients and I came home with a combination of shiitake, cremini and oyster mushrooms. While I was walking by the butchers shop I noticed that they were selling bacon that they had made and I wondered how it would compare to the store bought vacuum sealed packages that I normally use. They had a few different types and I thought that I would start by trying the double smoked variety. This meal comes together in under 20 minutes and the results are always good. You just can't go wrong with creamy sauteed mushrooms, salty bacon and cheese! The double smoked bacon was pretty good. It was thicker and not nearly as fatty as the vacuum sealed and it did have a nice hint of smokiness which went nicely with the mushrooms and pasta.

Wild Mushroom and Double Smoked Bacon Linguine

(makes 2 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
4 strips bacon (cut into 1 inch pieces)
8 ounces wild mushrooms (sliced, your favorite mushrooms)
1/2 pound linguine (I used whole wheat)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 teaspoon thyme
1/4 cup white wine (or dry sherry, or chicken stock)
1 splash heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon parsley (chopped, optional)
parmigiano reggiano (grated)

Directions:
1. Cook the bacon in a pan and set aside retaining 1 tablespoon of the grease.
2. Add the mushrooms and saute until golden brown and just starting to caramelize, about 7-15 minutes.
3. When the mushrooms are halfway done start cooking the pasta as directed on the package.
4. Add the garlic and thyme to the mushrooms and saute for a minute.
5. Add the wine, deglaze the pan and simmer to reduce a bit.
6. Remove from the heat and stir in the heavy cream, bacon and parsley.
7. Season with pepper. (It should already be salty enough from the bacon.)
8. Toss the mushrooms with the pasta.
9. Serve topped with the parmigiano reggiano.

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Spinach Salad with Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms and Blue Cheese in a Bacon Pan Sauce Dressing Topped with a Hard Boiled Egg

Take a look at the Presto Pasta Nights roundup on Once Upon a Feast.

59 comments:

Erika said...

I just got a bunch of various mushrooms and I think I know what I am going to do with them! This looks amazing! Would you say the double smoked bacon is necessary or can I substitute?

We Are Not Martha said...

Double smoked bacon linguine? Um, you had me at that. Actually, you had me at wild mushrooms, but that bacon just sealed the deal. YUM!!

Sues

Elra said...

Kevin,
I don't know what it is, but everything you cook is always inspire me. The other day, I made pasta dish with dried porcini (I couldn't find the fresh one), but I didn't put bacon, and thyme. I should remember this next time.
Cheers,
Elra

Dana McCauley said...

What? No ham?

Just kidding! This looks great. : )

jillian said...

Your version looks absolutely wonderful. I agree you can never go wrong with mushrooms, bacon and cheese!

Paula said...

Comfort food at its finest! I've never seen a double smoked bacon before; it sounds tasty. I love mushrooms and so I know I'd enjoy this. YUM!

Manggy said...

For a while there you got me imagining what linguine made out of bacon would be like! Oh, yum ;) But this looks deelicious too!

Cheryl said...

That sounds freaking amazing, you are soo creative!

Mila said...

My fiancee would love this! Mushrooms and bacon are his fave!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What an awesome combo! This linguine dish looks terrific!

Cheers,

Rosa

Esi said...

That bacon sounds so good. I am going to keep my eye out for homemade bacon...until I get the courage to make my own.

Cakebrain said...

Those ingredients are absolutely on the top of my list of favourite savoury flavours! Looks fantastic!

Jamie said...

I am sorry Kevin, but every post, every dish looks better than the last! If I every move to Canada can I come over for dinner?

homecooked said...

I love mushrooms! This sounds amazing!

pigpigscorner said...

I love pasta and the bacon sounds good! The pasta looks really delicious with all my favourite ingredients!

Laura P. said...

My husband's name is Kevin. : ) This looks amazing!

Ben said...

Wild mushrooms and fresh bacon, that sounds like a great combination. I must try this.

Kevin said...

Erika: Regular bacon works just as well.

Jennifer said...

Smoked bacon and mushrooms? YUM!! This looks so great!

Jan said...

Wow Kevin that looks lovely!

j & j dish it out said...

This looks tasty! How do you like whole wheat pasta? I've only tried it once and I wasn't digging it. Are all whole wheat pastas not the same? Is one better than the other? I'm thinking this would always be great served over brown rice.

lisaiscooking said...

Mushrooms and pasta are my idea of heaven!

Tasty Trends said...

this pasta looks and sounds great! the bacon i bet really made the flavor!

Debbie said...

Now that looks delicious. Cream with mushrooms sound soo good!

Maria said...

Mushrooms and pasta, double yum!

Happy cook said...

Super delicious, i am sure gonna make this for sure.

Shirley said...

looks devine!

Dawn said...

Wow, this is something I would pay a lot of money to eat. I love this type of combo. Kevin how do you stay so thin? LOL

Daryl said...

As the new Tony, I applaud the use of bacon in this recipe.

Colleen said...

This looks AMAZING! I wish my husband liked mushrooms more - maybe I will just make this when he is out for the night!

Liz said...

just wanted to say that i love your blog! the food is amazing (i made the cinnamon bread and even with substitutions.. it was deliiiiicious) and the pictures make them look even better. bacon is my favorite food group and i will be trying this one very soon!

Marysol said...

Add me to the list who are shamelessly inviting themselves over for dinner :-)

It certainly looks like a satisfying pasta dish!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Wow, this looks so yummy. I wish I had a bowl right now!

Pam said...

I am literally drooling on my keyboard. Kevin, you never cease to amaze me. Excellent recipe.

The shrimp dish down below looks tasty too.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

The ingredient list looks deceptively simple but that photo has me drooling. I'll have to see what mushrooms I can get my hands on this weekend (very hit or miss here) because I want this now!

Sylvie said...

Kevin, I can just about imagine all the fantastic flavours coming together in this dish.

Kevin said...

j & j dish it out: I have been enjoying the whole wheat pasta. I like that it has a bit more of a bite or chewiness to it.

Lo said...

Gosh that looks good -- mushrooms, bacon... all my favorite food groups! And whole wheat pasta for good measure! Kevin, you've won me over.

elly said...

This looks amazing, and I love mushrooms and bacon. I actually have some fantastic bacon in the fridge from the butcher, so I might make this on Saturday!

Beachlover said...

this pasta must taste gooood with bacon!

Karen said...

Uh-huh!

noobcook said...

your pasta creations never fail to make me crave for some ;p

Jan said...

Wow! That sounds superb. I can't read any further, Kevin, my tastebuds are exploding, and I'm on a liquid/no chew diet for 2 weeks. Oh hum. :-(

Nina Timm said...

Oops, I cannot remember now if I have already commented. This is a spectacular meal, Kevin. You just raise the bar with double smoked bacon and the variety of mushrooms.Perfect, just Perfect!

Ruth Daniels said...

Kevin what a perfect dish for the big Presto Pasta Night 100 bash. Thanks for sharing.

pastry studio said...

Eeeeeowmahgawd, this looks fantastic. Wild mushrooms are so delicious in combination. This is pure luxury.

Elizabeth said...

Oh Wow - I am in love! Mushrooms, Bacon AND Pasta! You can't get any better than that. This looks amazing and I can't wait to try it.

Rosie said...

Looks divine and a great dish for Valentine's day coming up.

Rosie x

Katie said...

Mushrooms and bacon are 2 of my favorite foods. This looks amazing.

Katrina said...

This looks so good and I'm even full (of pizza) right now!

giz said...

I don't think I've ever seen double smoked bacon - but for sure the combo of mushroom and bacon is one that makes me do a happy dance without the lotto 6/49 connected to it.

Angela said...

Kevin, I just have to tell you that when I go to tastespotting to randomly glean through recipes that I might like, time after time I always pick one of yours. I'm not surprised anymore, you continually make the kind of meals I love.

bobby said...

Italian food is amazing. Anything with mushrooms and bacon in it sounds good to me.

Jeanne said...

Wild mushrooms are the best - and I think I may now be addicted to fresh shitake mushrooms. Isn't it amazing the difference good artisanal bacon makes? This sauce looks soooo good!

Jesse said...

Your food just keeps getting more and more beautiful! This sounds fantastic... it sounds like the bacon is the star here?

Tha Management said...

Hi Kevin! You inspired me and my friends to make this :) I made it tonight and it was great! I substituted white wine for red (we aren't wine drinkers and that's all we had, lol) and I also added chicken and spinach (I didn't have thyme). And to reduce fat I went with turkey bacon. Oh, and Mozzarella substituted for fresh Parm (forgot to buy parm at the grocery store). ANYWAY, lol, it was still amazing! The whole wheat pasta does have more bite and I like that! Also, this was extra easy to make so its being added to my quick meals recipe book :)

Devan said...

Just curious...do I take the bacon OUT of the pan before adding the mushrooms? It seems like the bacon would burn if cooked, and then sauteed for another 15 min.

Kevin said...

Devan: Good catch! I have updated the recipe.

kzlatec said...

It was so good that I can't breathe right now after eating too many.

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