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Simple and Quick to Make Creamy Pasta Dishes

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Today I am sharing my two favourite pasta dishes. I prefer creamy pasta to tomato and these are my go-to recipes. They are simple and quick to make creamy pasta dishes that will keep you coming back for more.

Try them out for yourself and see how scrumptious they are. You can add more or less pasta or cream, depending how creamy you like your pasta. You can also add water to the cream to make it lower calorie. Taste as you go along to see how you like it. These 15 minute meals take only 5 mins to prep and 10mins to cook!

You can also add in more garlic as you like. I always have these items in my house and remember to get them when grocery shopping since I know I will be cooking these! Save these recipes and see.

Mushroom, Bacon, Onion and Garlic Pasta

This easy to make pasta is yummy and made in no time! A classic favourite of mine.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 or 6 large button white mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion
  • 200 grams penne or similar pasta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 dash cracked black pepper
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped well
  • 100 mls cream

Instructions

  1. Chop the mushrooms into bite size pieces and finely chop the onion.

    Put the pasta on to boil. Follow instructions on the pack.

  2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan on a low-medium heat.

  3. Add in the mushrooms and onion

  4. When the onions are transparent and mushrooms are cooked, add in the bacon.

  5. Add in the garlic once the bacon is browning slightly.

  6. Once the garlic is done, add in the cream and simmer. Stir well.

  7. Add a dash of cracked pepper and remove from the heat.

  8. Pasta should be done around the same time so remove from the heat and strain.

  9. Add the pasta to a large dish or directly onto plates. Use a serving spoon to top with your creamy sauce.

  10. Voila! Enjoy 🙂

Recipe Notes

You can make this vegetarian by removing the bacon. You could replace the bacon with courgette/zucchini.

frying bacon, mushrooms and onions in a pan with cream
Your end result will look something like this in the pan

creamy bacon and mushroom pasta in a baking dish

creamy bacon and mushroom pasta on a plate

Creamy Bacon, Courgette, Shallots and Garlic Pasta

This is another go-to fave of mine. I always have the ingredients on hand and it is super quick. Tastes divine!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large courgette/zucchini chopped small
  • 2 peeled shallots finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped well
  • 200 grams penne pasta/similar
  • 1 dash cracked black pepper
  • 4 slices bacon chopped into small pieces
  • 100 mls cream

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan on low-medium heat. 

    Put the pasta on to boil as per instructions on the pack. 

  2. Add the courgette pieces and cook til golden brown

    Then add in the chopped shallots.


  3. Once the shallots are transparent, add in the chopped garlic.

  4. Once the garlic is cooked, add in the cream and simmer for a minute.

  5. Add a dash of cracked pepper and remove from the heat.

  6. Remove the pasta and strain. Add the pasta to the frying pan and mix in with the creamy sauce.

  7. Fini! Devour.

Recipe Notes

This can also be made vegetarian by removing the bacon. You could add in mushrooms or leave as is!

courgette, shallots and garlic pasta with cream in pan
What it looks like in the pan when cooked

 

courgette, shallots and garlic pasta with cream on the plate

courgette, shallots and garlic pasta with cream on the plate

Hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do! Let me know if you try any of these simple and quick to make creamy pasta dishes. I love hearing your feedback!

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  1. Kay
    March 12, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    “Mushroom, Bacon, Onion and Garlic Pasta” CAN THERE BE A BETTER COMBINATION?! Haha, this sounds sooooo good.

    • blognewser
      March 12, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      Exactly haha too good! Addictive

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