Mushroom and bacon pappardelle

(283 ratings)

What's my recipe book?


We know what it's like when you're browsing a site with as many recipes as ours. You find a brilliant recipe, want to make it again, but can't remember how you found it!

But we've solved the problem. Now, by clicking 'Save this recipe' or 'I cooked this' on any of our recipes, they'll be saved and grouped into your personal online recipe book. All you have to do is log in with your Facebook account to see them. When you click either of these buttons it will also tell your friends on Facebook what you've been cooking or saving so they too can give our quick and easy recipes a go (but you can turn this off at any time by visiting your 'My recipe book' page). Just click one of the buttons below or 'see my book' to get started. We hope you like it!

Mushroom and bacon pappardelle
Mushroom and bacon pappardelle
  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Pappardelle is a delicious wide, flat pasta. The name comes from the Italian verb ‘pappare’ meaning to gobble up and we’re sure this recipe will keep the whole family happy! The pasta is the perfect combination to help soak up its creamy sauce with chunky bacon and mushrooms. Similar to a classic carbonara but instead of eggs and cheese, we’ve used single cream and fragrant parsley. On the table is under half an hour and sure to become a family favourite.


  • 4 rashers of bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • 30g butter
  • 500g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 150ml single cream
  • 2tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 400g fresh and dried pappardelle
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese, grated, for garnishing

You can find fresh pappardelle in the supermarket now but if not, dried packets can be found in the pasta aisle.


  1. Heat a frying pan and cook the bacon pieces until crisp. Set aside. Heat the butter in the pan and fry the mushrooms until golden. Add the bacon and the cream and simmer.
  2. Meanwhile bring a saucepan of salted water to a rapid boil and add the pasta for 3-4mins until tender. Drain and reserve a cupful of the cooking liquid.
  3. Toss the pasta with the sauce, add the parsley and stir. If too thick, now add the reserved cooking liquid. Season to taste and serve with a grating of fresh Parmesan.

Your rating

Average rating

  • 3
(283 ratings)

Your comments


Was delicious, but way too much pasta and not enough sauce for a family of 4.

comments powered by Disqus

FREE Newsletter