Bacon and Mushroom Fusilli Lunghi with Lemony Ricotta recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 20 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
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Bacon and Mushroom Fusilli Lunghi with Lemony Ricotta
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Customer recipe by Christy-Lee
Added 41 months ago

I was looking for a bacon and mushroom pasta dish on the internet for that nights dinner and nothing inspired. The recipes I found seemed bland and lacking a depth of flavour. I thought I could do better. I was inspired to create this dish and it was an instant hit with all the family, old and young. Classy enough for a dinner party and simple enough for a midweek meal. It is also reasonably budget friendly.

Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water according to packet instructions.

Meanwhile, fry the onion in a large frying pan over a medium heat in a swig of olive oil until soft and golden.

Increase the heat and add the chopped bacon and continue cooking for 2 mins.

Add the sliced mushrooms and cook over the high heat until soft and lightly golden.

Add the crushed garlic and cook for a few seconds (Take care not to burn).

Add the Lemon Zest, Sun-dried Tomato Purée and remaining white wine. Continue to cook until wine reduced by half.

Combine the Ricotta, 2 Tbs of parmesan and the Lemon Juice.

Drain the pasta reserving a cup of the pasta water.

Combine the pasta with the Mushroom Bacon Mixture and add a little of the cooking water to loosen the mix. Toss to combine. Season to taste (Bacon is salty so I found adding salt unnecessary).

Serve the pasta with a grating of Parmesan, generously scattered torn basil leaves and a good dollop of the Lemony Ricotta.

This is quite a quick process once the cooking begins so you will need to prepare, chop and measure all ingredients to begin with. It should really serve 6 (normal people) but in my family it would feed 4 super hungry adults!

Please note: this recipe has been created and uploaded by a member of the Tesco Real Food online community. Tesco does not test customer recipes so cannot accept responsibility for the content, validate the results or answer queries regarding them.

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  • 500g Tesco Finest Fusilli Lunghi
  • 1 Medium Onion (Finely Chopped)
  • 300g Sliced Mushrooms (Any variety)
  • 300g Smoked Streaky Bacon (in 1 cm chunks)
  • 4 Fat Cloves of Garlic (Crushed)
  • 250ml White Wine
  • Zest of 1 Lemon (Juice of half)
  • 250g Ricotta Cheese
  • 6 Sundried Tomatoes in oil (puréed in a little of the white wine using blender)
  • Large Handful Basil Leaves
  • 2 Tbs Parmesan + extra for grating
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