Fusilli in mushroom cream

Creamy fusilli
Creamy fusilli

Ingredients for 5 portions:

  • 500g fusilli – Precooked
  • 300g bacon
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 medium onion – Finely chopped
  • Salt & pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves – Finely chopped
  • Vegetables oil


Peel both carrots, cut one like carrot sticks (julienne), cut the other one length way paper-thin (you can use a potato peeler for this). Keep them separately.

Cut the bacon as on the picture to the size of carrot sticks, set aside. Your pasta should be precooked by this time. Now time to combine all the ingredients.


Fried cooking bacon
Fried cooking bacon

In a large sauce pan, heat 3 table spoons of sunflower oil. Fry the bacon for 5 to 7 minutes until crisp. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Without cleaning the pan, fry the chopped onions, with the garlic and carrot sticks. Stir for 3 minutes, then, pour in the whole tin of cream of Mushroom soup. Add black pepper and leave to simmer for 3-5 minutes until the soup becomes much creamier and begins to stick to the sides of the sauce pan.  Don’t forget to stir.

Add the bacon back in the now creamier mushroom soup and stir for another 2 minutes to allow the bacon absorb a bit of the mushrooms.

Precooked pasta
Precooked pasta

Now fold in the precooked pasta, mix well, to make sure that the cream has covered the pasta, adjust  the seasoning, cover and leave on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. If you’ve got some cheddar in the fridge, this will be the time to grate some and add to the mix.

Now remove from heat and gently mix in the paper-thin carrots slices. Cover the pan and allow another 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy.

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