Monday munchies – Mushroom and mascarpone pasta

It may not look like it, but I swear this is delicious!

I have completely forgotten where I got this recipe from. I tore it out of some magazine and have since lost the bit of paper. It will probably turn up during the Great Kitchen Purge. If it’s one of yours, please let me know so I can credit it properly!

Anyway, I love this recipe. It’s not the cheapest, but it is kind of quick and oh so yummy. It contains mushrooms, bacon, pasta and a creamy sauce. What more could you ask for from your food?


  • 100g pancetta/lardons/diced bacon
  • 100g mascarpone cheese
  • 6-7 large white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 250g pasta of your choice. I like penne.
  • 1 tsp each sage, marjoram, thyme and dill (Dried)
  1. Heat a frying pan until very hot, then add pancetta or pancetta substitute. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to packet directions, adding the frozen peas for the last 3 minutes, then drain.
  2. Once the pancetta has started to brown, turn the heat to medium and add the mushrooms.
  3. When the mushrooms are cooked, add mascarpone and stir until melted. Add herbs.
  4. Add the drained pasta and peas to the pan and stir to combine.

This is best eaten as soon as prepared, but is OKish when reheated. Not suitable to freeze.



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4 Responses to Monday munchies – Mushroom and mascarpone pasta

  1. Karen says:

    I just posted a pasta dish also. It’s hard to make a plate of pasta that is cream and brown colored look good but we try. The good news is that we know that it tastes great. Your pasta sounds delicious.

  2. Thanks for sharing this. You have such a wonderful blog. I enjoy reading your posts very much.

    Please feel free to check out and share my recipes.

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