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Cacio e Pepe with Mushrooms & Bacon

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! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany


  • 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


  • 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.