Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Sauce + Tasty Tuesday Linky

I love to experiment in the kitchen – give me an ingredient and I’ll come up with a recipe that I just have to try. It may take me some time. It may not always turn out or taste as planned but until I actually make it and try it for myself there’s no shutting it off. The recipe literally plays over and over in my head.

creamy-bacon-and-mushroom-sauce-recipeI had a coupon for a free block of Jalapeno Havarti cheese, knowing my kids weren’t just going to eat it as is – and I didn’t want to consume the entire thing on my own, I knew I had to come up with something before it went to waste. Thus, how our Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Sauce was created.

Ingredients

  • Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Sauce     10 strips of bacon cut into tiny pieces
  •      1/2 yellow onion diced
  •      3 cloves of garlic
  •      10 cherry tomatoes
  •      1 cup mushrooms sliced
  •      2 cans of mushroom soup
  •      1 cup of milk
  •      1 handful of spinach
  •      1 cup of shredded jalapeno havarti cheese

Directions

  1. Creamy Mushroom and Bacon Sauce     1. In a large frying pan, sautee bacon, onions and garlic for roughly 3-4 minutes on medium-high. Turn the element down the element to medium-low; add cherry tomatoes and sliced mushrooms.
  2.      2. In a seperate bowl mix mushroom soup and milk until there are no more clumps. Add mixture to frying pan.
  3.      3. Stir in spinach and jalapeno havarti cheese until cheese is completely melted. Continue to simmer on medium-low for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4.     4. Serve over your favourite pasta and enjoy!

Tip: There wasn’t too much grease from the bacon so I decided to keep it in the frying pan. This turned out to be a great idea as I didn’t have to add any additional salt or spices and this made the flavours from the bacon really come through in the overall end result.

Creay Mushroom and Bacon Sauce

 

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