Penne with Pancetta and Mushrooms


I threw this dish of penne pasta, pancetta bacon, and mushrooms together one afternoon for lunch.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (12 ounce) package penne pasta

  • 1 (3 ounce) package pancetta bacon, diced

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 (10 ounce) package sliced mushrooms

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside. Meanwhile, cook pancetta in a large skillet over medium heat until browned but not crispy, about 5 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.

  2. Pour pancetta grease out of the skillet, and add butter. Increase heat to medium-high and stir in sliced mushrooms. Cook and stir until the mushrooms have softened and released their liquid. Add the minced garlic, and cook 2 more minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, then stir in cream and Italian seasoning. Simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly.

  3. To serve, toss the cooked penne with the sauce, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

537 Calories
23g Fat
66g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 537
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 462mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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