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Mushroom Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Mushroom Pasta Carbonara Recipe

I absolutely love this creamy and cheesy recipe. I serve it with a side salad and rolls to make a complete meal. —Cindi Bauer, Marshfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked mostaccioli
  • 8 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, diced
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) whole mushrooms, drained
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 to 8 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

Directions

  • 1. Cook mostaccioli according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. Brown mushrooms in drippings; remove to paper towels. Drain drippings from pan.
  • 3. Add the cream, butter, parsley, garlic, pepper sauce and salt if desired to the skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Drain mostaccioli; add to cream mixture. Stir in the bacon, mushrooms and cheese; heat through. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with green onions. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 632 calories, 43g fat (21g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 731mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.

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lnelson_4 User ID: 4058100 254695
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2016

"My family absolutely loves this. I actually use more than the 6-8 drop of hot sauce to give it a little more kick and I add diced chicken to it also. Thank you for sharing."

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drugdoctor User ID: 3396388 241981
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"Make this all the time. Big family favorite!"

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I_Fortuna User ID: 8342880 235097
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"Terrific recipe but it needs the addition of some fresh basil, rosemary or tarragon. I also use fat free 1/2 and 1/2 with some chicken broth. I liked someone's idea for using kielbasa. And, it is not carbonara without bacon. That flavor and texture is essential. : )"

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ardy bare User ID: 4495741 234064
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"pretty good would make again but make a little more sauce it was a little dry"

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hhoupt User ID: 1336921 228598
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015

"This was a huge hit at our house. My husband said he'd eat it every night. I used seasoned grated parmesan - basil & sun-dried tomato - instead of plain parmesan."

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ooh! User ID: 5628505 223616
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"Great!"

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fnstlug User ID: 3658849 58342
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"I left out the bacon, but still, I didn't think this was very tasty. I wasn't digging the intense onion-y flavor and besides that it was kinda plain. Don't think I'll make it again. (It was very easy to make though!)"

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KewpeeKid User ID: 2363113 61787
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"My wife and I both loved this. The only thing we changed was to use fresh baby Bella mushrooms instead of jarred. Mmmmmmmm.........."

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teach71 User ID: 6024199 147283
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

"Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious. Didn't make any changes other than using entire box of penne pasta and added a bit more cream, butter, garlic, and cheese. Next time, I will try it with fat free half and half and less butter to make it a little more healthy. This would be good with grilled chicken as many others suggest. Restaurant quality taste in my opinion."

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LiciaMcClary User ID: 7574367 133270
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"very good pasta, I made one change I used sliced fresh mushrooms instead just because I prefer their flavor in pastas and I had some I wanted to use"

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cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 58169
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"This was amazing! The only sounds we heard while eating was "mmmmmmm"!"

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HomeChefColleen User ID: 7305751 112875
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"My son made this for supper and it is divine! Bursting with flavour! It's now added to our regular dinner favorites! Awesome!"

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MICHELEKLA User ID: 5817275 58166
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"great easy dish"

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 53321
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"Good!! We really liked it!"

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kdwarren User ID: 3452511 206060
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"Yummy, creamy and flavourful. Even the kids ate it! I used a spaghetti noodle and precooked chicken slices and bacon to speed things up."

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needsomezzzs User ID: 4392298 133268
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"I doubled recipe and added chicken! I also used fresh mushrooms and diced about a 1/2 cup sweet onion and fried with mushrooms....sooooo good!"

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jenniferwoessner User ID: 982819 147277
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2012

"Skipped the mushrooms (son do not like). and added cubed cooked left over ham.Gone in one day.Will double to insure leftovers for lunch."

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Kilyena User ID: 6143949 61784
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"This is really delicious! Easy to make although cooking the bacon took longer which made the total time about 45 minutes. What we liked about this recipe is unlike a lot of Carbonara recipes which tend to be dry, this has a creamy texture. I also doubled the recipe. My family really loves this. Next time I'm gonna try and cut back on the butter to make this healthier. I used fat-free Half and Half and it worked out really well. I also grilled some chicken breast (1 lb.) and then cut them into bite size pieces and added last. It was really tasty. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for the recipe. :)"

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Fluffywhip User ID: 6087424 97383
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2012

"This recipe is insanely good! Rarely do I feel the need to write a review on a recipe, but this one is so good I couldn't help it. Very quick and flavor packed! Every member of my family loved it! I did use fresh mushrooms and my sister pan fried breaded chicken to serve with it ."

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10sChick User ID: 4943196 206059
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"I am SO impressed with this recipe. I made it in a flash and it was gone even faster. Restaurant quality flavor and texture. My changes were just slight and because I had the stuff lying around, but I used fresh crimini mushrooms instead of canned and added some fresh chopped spinach. It was AMAZING. This one slid into the "favorites" folder within an hour. Thanks to the originator for making my day!!!"

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rganderson22 User ID: 2224675 97260
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"I add chicken to the recipe...It is a family favorite."

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Kroneski User ID: 6535939 133266
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2012

"My fiancé and I make this recipe all the time! We like to add cubed chicken. I usually cook the chicken in the same pan as the bacon (after I drain the drippings) so it picks up some of the delicious bacon flavor. I also like to use farfalle pasta instead of mostaccioli."

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SouthernSwill User ID: 6149176 112742
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"Loved this recipe. My daughter is a pasta Carbonara fan and she even thought it was great. We added spinach to it and it was even better."

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Vihop User ID: 6322555 61783
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"Amazingly delicious! We did double the sauce except for the bacon and mushrooms. I also used fresh mushrooms, and an extra cup of pasta. Yummy!"

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powerma User ID: 3900806 112741
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"good but seems to be missing something"

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taraclausen User ID: 4872806 206058
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"so good and so easy. as mentioned very versatile to add your own favorite veggies."

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amypee User ID: 6378581 206057
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"Incredible! Super easy Super tasty! I've made this twice now and my family adores it. I used fresh mushrooms too!!"

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Katielabonte User ID: 4997099 206056
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"AMAZING!! Added chopped tomatoes and cooked peas. soo good!!"

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swagner User ID: 2202984 81100
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"Excellent pasta! I used fresh mushrooms and added peas as well. The leftovers were good as well!"

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vermonter10 User ID: 5945036 69018
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"One of my favorites!"

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jewels2468 User ID: 2727773 68992
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Loved it and it was quick to prepare. Just added a little extra garlic. I will make this again and again."

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scrumby User ID: 6202000 53320
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"Perfect with a nice side salad. Family said make it again please!"

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DreMomma User ID: 5946485 147276
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"Really, really good. I used fresh mushrooms. Easy, quick, and delicious."

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howeavenue User ID: 6211932 58338
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"I loved this recipe and my boys did, too! It cooked up in no time and was so satisfying. I will definitely make it again!"

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jmalerich User ID: 3201913 68984
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"This was delicious and so fast to make. My family said it was as good as Cariono's, and that is saying something because they compare all Italian dishes to Carino's and NOTHING has compared up to this point. I served it with grilled chicken tenders. I would also be good with shrimp. Some artichoke hearts and maybe some sun-dried tomatoes would also be really tasty in this dish."

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rganderson22 User ID: 2224675 58164
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"truly delicious!"

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mom1960 User ID: 5347357 100624
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"I use fresh mushrooms, substituted whipped cream cheese and milk for the half/half and added chicken tenders. Wonderful!!!"

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RachelRae User ID: 5433822 100619
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"I loved this! It is very easy and tastes great! Ill deffinatly make it again. Thank you!"

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sdola72 User ID: 4275451 206055
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"My family loved this recipe and it was so easy to make!"

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boopsie52 User ID: 1413258 112740
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"Very good would make again"

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lindaculley User ID: 5655631 133264
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"This was so good. I love to try new recipes and my boys accuse me of never making the same thing twice. Their comment after eating this was "don't lose this recipe.""

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lanekids User ID: 6052667 54152
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"Very good! I didn't have any half-and-half in the fridge so I use whipped cream cheese and milk. It was yummy!"

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angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 61751
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"This is every bit as good as any pasta dish at Romano's Macaroni Grill...plus quick & easy (and a lot cheaper)! I did add chicken and used fresh mushrooms and parsley. And even with the added meat there was plenty of sauce!"

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mrichards1993 User ID: 5891468 206054
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"Fantastic!"

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wdgck1p User ID: 4357869 100617
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"Instead of mushrooms, I used shrimp sauteed in garlic and white wine. Now every time I ask my husband what he wants for dinner this is what he wants. LOVE IT!!!"

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krislein User ID: 1457381 112736
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"so easy and delicious! we'll definitely make this a regular meal in our house"

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Army_Mom User ID: 5834863 134375
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"We loved this so much! I only made a few minor changes like slicing fresh mushrooms, using extra parsley flakes, garlic powder since the garlic flavors didn't cook throughout the sauce as well as I would have liked, added chicken, cooked peas, a little tobasco sauce for heat, extra parmesean cheese, and some flour to thicken the sauce."

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Sarahdwhalen User ID: 5274972 81096
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"It was pretty good, but i made it with bacon bits. Prob would have been better with real bacon juices"

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gcovalt User ID: 5725161 112735
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"This was a pretty tasty recipe. I added shrimp."

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cindyjax User ID: 5686585 133260
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"I added chicken, substituted the bacon for prosciutto, the hot sauce for red pepper flakes and used fresh sliced mushrooms. This was so easy to prepare I would make it for family and friends."

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BerlieG User ID: 977255 68983
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"My hubby loved this. Said to make sure and save the recipe. I added italian sausage and bacon....mmmmm perfection!"

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RysGirl99 User ID: 5593043 97258
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"I've had homemade Carbonara in the past and found it tasteless and un-enjoyable. This recipe by far outshines anything I've ever had, even in a restaurant! I will definitely make this again -- and even add chicken because I think it will go together nicely!"

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brazenlove User ID: 5575037 58337
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"This is my husband's favorite recipe... I'm going to make this again very soon. :)"

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jaspertyler User ID: 1942868 134374
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"Wow, you have got to try this one. It is as good as eating in a restaurant! The flavors are amazing and it was so easy to make. I can't wait for my husband to come home to try it! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!"

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trixiejo302 User ID: 1553155 134372
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"Delicious! I marinated some chicken breasts then grilled them and added them into this dish to make it a meal. Love Love Loved it!!"

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Hungry! User ID: 5094554 54147
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"This was a fantastic recipe!

I added chicken for some protein, it was delicious!"

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fruitsofthespirit9 User ID: 4536772 80999
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2010

"Loved this recipe, very good and will make again. The bacon really adds flavor."

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leah947 User ID: 4563673 137765
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"I didn't have bacon so I used kielbasa. I also added some steamed broccoli to the mix. This was fantastic! I had a friend over and she raved about it!"

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coffee toffee User ID: 3355802 61749
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

"This recipe is so fantastic and simple! My 24 year old son requested it for his birthday dinner. YUMMY!"

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TSRatliff User ID: 2608177 61748
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"Loved, loved, loved this recipe. I didn't have any green onions, didn't miss them at all. I will be adding this recipe to my regulars for sure."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.