Nadia Sawalha's recipe for creamy mushroom & bacon pasta bake

Published Monday, Nov 18 2013, 18:30 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
Creamy mushrooms. Bacon. And Pasta. All put together by Celebrity Masterchef winner Nadia Sawalha. Well, you can't go wrong, can you?

Creamy mushroom & bacon pasta bake

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Nadia's on a mission to show us how to get the best out of mushrooms.

She says they're a great addition to any dish. Not only that, they're counted as one of your five-a-day and are rich in vitamin B5, which is great for reducing tiredness.

Nadia cooking

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What we like about this recipe is that it takes pretty simple ingredients and turns them into something special, wwithout too much fuss. A great filling meal for these cold winter nights.


  • 500g bag fusilli pasta
  • 300g closed cup mushrooms
  • 150g fresh or frozen peas
  • 200g chopped bacon
  • 150g grated cheddar
  • 50g butter
  • 500ml milk
  • 50g plain flour


1 Cook the pasta and peas according to pack instructions and set aside. Preheat the oven to 200C/180F/gas 6.

2 Fry the mushrooms with a knob of butter for two minutes and spoon onto a plate. Then fry the chopped bacon for a further for minutes and leave to one side.

3 Melt the remaining butter in the saucepan, stir in the flour and gradually add milk. Increase heat and bubble until the sauce thickens. Stir in most of the cheese.

4 Tip the pasta, mushrooms and bacon into a large ovenproof dish. Pour over the sauce and mix with peas. Top the remaining cheese and bake for ten minutes until golden brown.

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

Experiment with mushrooms with these other great recipes:
Roast Breast Of Chicken With Mushroom Sauce
Pork, Spinach & Mushroom Risotto
Vegetarian Scotch Eggs
Speedy Chicken & Vegetable Pot Pies
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