creamy garlic mushrooms & bacon

Title: Creamy Garlic Mushrooms with Bacon


  • 1 pound (450g) mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Cook Bacon:
    • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the chopped bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set it aside on a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Sauté Mushrooms:
    • In the same skillet, add 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté until they release their moisture and become golden brown.
  3. Add Garlic:
    • Add minced garlic to the mushrooms and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Deglaze with Broth:
    • Pour in the chicken broth to deglaze the skillet, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  5. Add Cream and Thyme:
    • Pour in the heavy cream and add dried thyme. Stir the mixture well, allowing it to simmer for a few minutes until it thickens slightly.
  6. Incorporate Parmesan:
    • Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until it melts into the creamy sauce. Adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper to taste.
  7. Add Bacon:
    • Add the cooked bacon back to the skillet, reserving a portion for garnish if desired. Mix it into the creamy garlic mushrooms.
  8. Finish with Butter:
    • Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the skillet, stirring until it’s fully incorporated and adds richness to the sauce.
  9. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish the creamy garlic mushrooms with fresh parsley and reserved bacon. Serve hot as a side dish or over pasta, rice, or toasted bread.

Time and Intensity:

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 35 minutes
  • Intensity: Easy

Note: These Creamy Garlic Mushrooms with Bacon are a luxurious and flavorful side dish that pairs well with various main courses. The combination of creamy sauce, savory bacon, and earthy mushrooms creates a dish that is rich and satisfying. Enjoy it as a side or incorporate it into your favorite recipes!

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