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Mushroom Pasta Carbonara

I absolutely love this creamy and cheesy mushroom carbonara. 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.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked mostaccioli
  • 8 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions


  • Cook mostaccioli according to package directions.
  • 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.
  • Add the cream, butter, parsley, garlic, pepper sauce and salt to skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Drain mostaccioli; add to cream mixture. Stir in bacon, mushrooms and cheese; heat through. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 511 calories, 33g fat (18g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 525mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • dewflop
    Jul 4, 2020

    This was very good. I did not use the green onions. My husband really enjoyed it. Will be making this again!

  • cbergan
    Jan 22, 2017

    No comment left

  • lnelson_4
    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.

  • drugdoctor
    Jan 17, 2016

    Make this all the time. Big family favorite!

  • I_Fortuna
    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. : )

  • ardy bare
    Oct 5, 2015

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

  • hhoupt
    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.

  • ooh!
    Mar 26, 2015


  • fnstlug
    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!)

  • KewpeeKid
    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..........