Creamy Pasta Skillet with Baby Bella Mushrooms


This is a classic pasta dish with baby bella mushrooms that the family always asks me to make! It's a creamy, easy-to-put-together meal everyone loves!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 servings


  • ½ (16 ounce) package penne pasta

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 1 (16 ounce) package sliced baby bella mushrooms

  • ½ tablespoon minced fresh garlic

  • ½ pound diced bacon

  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar Alfredo sauce

  • 2 ½ cups milk

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.

  2. While pasta cooks, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; add mushrooms and garlic. Cook and stir until mushrooms until soft, about 5 minutes. Add bacon and onion and cook and stir until the onion is transparent, about 5 minutes. Stir in oregano, basil, dried parsley, dried onion, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, and salt, which should soak up any grease or liquid in the pan. At this point, everything should look like it's covered in almost a paste.

  3. Stir in Alfredo sauce. Pour in 2 cups of milk; pour remaining 1/2 cup into the Alfredo sauce jar to clean out and pour into the skillet. Mix everything together over low heat; things will be very thin and runny, and that is what you want. Add mozzarella and 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese. Mix well and let simmer until thickened.

  4. Fold drained pasta into the sauce. Plate up portions and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

852 Calories
56g Fat
54g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 852
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 72%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 1923mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 610mg 47%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 878mg 19%

* 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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