Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms

This Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms is a tasty, slimming friendly dinner for anyone counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!

I am a total pasta fiend. When I started on my weight loss journey, I wasn’t sure how I was going to survive without some of my favourite dishes. Thankfully, I’ve managed to come up with adaptations for all of them, which haven’t compromised on the taste!

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Some people might think adding peas to pasta is a bit odd, but they really add so much flavour. With loads of mushrooms, this is full of lovely veg – if you wanted to add extra, serve with a leafy salad. A spray of balsamic vinegar on the salad would cut through the richness of the pasta really well.

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For a vegetarian alternative to this Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms, replace the bacon with Quorn, or even some nuts. Just make sure you season well as the bacon adds a saltiness.

How many calories is this Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms recipe?

There are 576 calories per portion in our Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms recipe. It’s a little more decadent than some of our pasta recipes but very much worth it! 

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms recipe?

If you are following the Weight Watchers plan this pasta recipe works out as 13 Points per serving. If you order a portion of the ASK Linguine Carbonara it will clock up 38 Points, so our recipe is a much better way to satisfy a cheesy pasta craving!

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Boil the pasta as per the instructions on the packet.
  2. Cut the bacon into strips, ensuring any fat is removed. To a non-stick saucepan add the bacon and mushrooms and cook on a moderate heat until tender. Add the garlic and cook for a further couple of minutes, keeping a close eye on it to ensure the garlic does not burn.
  3. Add the frozen peas and stir well. Season generously with pepper and salt - remembering that the bacon can be salty. Turn down the heat to low, and stir in the Lightest Philadelphia and parmesan. Do not let it boil or the cheese will burn.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, add to the sauce and stir to coat all of the pasta - enjoy!

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18 Comments
  1. I do simular but use quark as completely free. Also cook down courgettes and garlic with crispy smokey bacon mmmmm

  2. Made this for tea tonight! It was amazing but wasn’t on plate enough for a picture – will try and get one next time! Easy, quick, cheap and very yummy! Thank you as always x

  3. Hi guys I have bought some of the garlic and herb cooking quark from asda , has any one tried it? Do you know if it needs to go in at the last min so it doesn’t split or is it ok on the heat? Xxx

  4. Could you use dairylea cheese spread instead of Philadelphia??
    Just trying to use up what I have in the cupboards….

  5. I am going to cook this for tea tonight.
    It’s looks like my kind of food.
    I am going to use laughing cow extra light and crumble some Cheshire cheese to finish.
    Thanks

  6. Has anyone tried making this with blended cottage cheese? The lightest Philly we can get in Australia still has 12.7 % fat so I’m trying to think of a lighter alternative.

    1. Hi Claire,

      I would think that should work! Try it on a very gentle heat though as cottage cheese may be more likely to split 😊

    1. Hi Gemma,

      I don’t think it would be a good dish to freeze as I think it would come out a little dry when defrosted and lose the creamy sauce 😊

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