Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tasty Tuesdays: Mushroom & Bacon Spaghetti with Basil & White Wine Cream Sauce

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

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I have a wonderful pasta recipe to share with you today.  I loved this pasta - it was delicious and creamy without being too rich.

Original recipe from What Katie Ate - See it here.  I found the recipe through a post on The Lush Chef.

- 6-8 slices of bacon, chopped
- Olive oil
- Butter
- 4-5 green onion/scallions
- 2 cups of mushrooms, sliced (your choice of variety)
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
- large handful of basil leaves, roughly chopped
- 1-1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- salt & pepper
- 12 oz spaghetti
- Freshly grated Parmesan

1.  Cook spaghetti according to package instructions.  Meanwhile, add a little olive oil to large skillet and add bacon, cooking until crispy.  Add the onions and cook until soft, about three minutes.  Add mushrooms and saute five minutes more.

2.  Add one tablespoon of butter and stir until mixture is coated.  Continue to cook five minutes more until mushrooms are soft but not mushy.

3.  Add the lemon zest, basil, and salt & pepper to taste, stir well.  Pour in wine and cream and stir until combined.  Continue to cook on a low simmer until thickened, five to ten minutes.  Add two tablespoons of Parmesan and stir.

4.  Add pasta to the mixture and stir until coated with sauce.  Top with additional basil and Parmesan when serving.  Enjoy!

What did you cook this week?

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  1. I love your pasta dish... kinda of an updated spaghetti carbonara.

  2. That pasta looks delicious! Thanks for hosting and have a great week.


  3. Your Pasta looks delicious. Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  4. Hi Alissa, thanks for hosting, I love your pasta :)

  5. Looks yummy! I will have to put that on my dinner list for this weekend! :)

  6. This looks wonderful!! Thank you so much for hosting, and have a great week!

  7. Thanks so much for hosting! This week I've shared a recipe for making a super healthy yet naturally sweet salad dressing from pureed beets and pears :)

    Also, I'm giving away a copy of Primal Cuisine, a new Paleo cookbook, and invite everyone to stop by Poor and Gluten Free to enter to win :) It’s all gluten /grain free and you don’t need to be on the Paleo diet to enjoy it!

  8. Thanks for hosting a great party.
    We are hosting one too this week.
    Super Bowl and Chili party.

    We would love to have you bring over your spaghetti for our buffet.
    Great giveaways too.

    Have a SUPER week!

  9. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try this, thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Valley Chow

  10. So far have not cooked anything this week as we eat at work but I like this recipe but find pasta makes me look pregnant after I eat it so a no no for me.
    I spent ages last night looking for a low fat breakfast muffin

  11. I'm drooling. This sounds amazing. Pinning it now!! Yum!!

  12. i've just started cooking more pasta for weekly meals because it's so simple, so effective. no AFFECTIVE. pleasantly so :)

    ps. love your wine glass! I am going to assume that is boozy grape juice and not just grape juice? ;)

    i've linked up my recipe for oozy cheesy baked breadcrumb'd roasted butternut squash and cauliflower. that's a mouthful! and it was. yum yum yum!

    pps. my linky party, the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up is live and you're invited.... very exclusive you know ;)

  13. Thank you for hosting. :) This week I shared White Chocolate Cherry Cookies. I'd love if you'd share one of your yummy recipes on my Saturday Spotlight Linky Party too. Have a great week!

  14. This looked so delicious I pinned it yesterday! Of course, all you have to say is bacon :)

  15. Alissa, that looks amazing! thanks for the recipe.

  16. This pasta was so good!! My mouth is watering just looking at these pictures, hope you make it again soon!

  17. Wow, this also sounds delicious, you may be my new go-to when I need a dinner plan :)


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