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Cacio e Pepe with Mushrooms & Bacon

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Cacio e Pepe with Mushrooms & Bacon is a quick and easy pasta dish the whole family will love. Made with simple ingredients and ready in about 20 minutes! 

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dry spaghetti pasta
  • 3 strips smoked bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup shaved or finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • Instructions

  • Cook spaghetti according to instructions on packaging. Reserve 2/3 cup of pasta water for sauce.
  • Place bacon in a large nonstick skillet and cook 5-7 minutes over medium heat until tender (not crisp). 
  • Add mushrooms and butter to pan, and cook for 3-4 minutes, occasionally stirring, until mushrooms are tender.
  • Add spaghetti to pan and stir in reserved pasta water and shaved parmesan cheese. Continue to stir over medium-low heat until spaghetti is warmed throughout and cheese is melted. Top with freshly cracked black pepper and serve immediately. 
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