Satisfy those creamy pasta cravings with this easy bacon leek and mushroom pasta. It's a really simple midweek meal and an ideal recipe for using up leftovers too!
Well, as you can see from this post, I don't always make my own pasta. In fact, penne is my usual pasta staple as I love the way the sauce gets trapped in the middle of the tubes.
A great pasta dish for using up leftovers
This pasta dish was thrown together as a way of using up half a leek, a half-eaten pack of bacon and the leftovers of a pot of cream. It made a delicious quick dinner and one I'd happily make again and again. Except, I don't use cream very often and I don't often buy leeks either as my lovely husband doesn't really like them.
So it's unlikely I'll ever look in the fridge and find this exact combination of ingredients again. But if I did, I would definitely be making it again.
Can you use less Cream in this pasta recipe?
If you want to make this pasta dish a little healthier then reduce the cream and replace some of it with stock. You'll still get a deliciously creamy pasta sauce but without quite so many calories!
Places I've shared this Bacon Leek and Mushroom Pasta
As this takes less than 30 minutes to prepare I am sharing it with Speedy Suppers, hosted by Dinner with Crayons and Feeding Boys and a Firefighter. I am also linking it to the No Waste Food Challenge as it was created out of leftovers. This month it is hosted by London Unattached and it is run by Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary.
Creamy Bacon Leek and Mushroom Pasta Recipe
Creamy Bacon Leek and Mushroom Pasta
- 150 g pasta
- ½ leek finely sliced
- 4 slices bacon diced
- 150 g mushrooms sliced
- 100 ml double cream
- Pinch black pepper
- Put the pasta on to boil.
- Put a little oil in a wok or frying pan and fry the bacon until beginning to brown.
- Add the leeks and continue to cook until they have softened.
- Add the mushrooms. If the pan seems a little dry then add a little water from the pasta pan rather than extra oil.
- Add the cream and season with lots of black pepper. As soon as the cream has heated through, add the pasta and stir to coat with the sauce.
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