Wholemeal spaghetti with creamy bacon and mushrooms

Wholemeal pasta is high in fibre so you’ll likely eat less of it and feel full for longer.

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Wholemeal spaghetti with creamy bacon and mushrooms
  • 4 portions wholemeal spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 rashers bacon, sliced
  • 2 chorizo sausages, sliced
  • 250 gram mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 130 gram bag baby spinach
  • 300 millilitre cream
  • 1 cup water
  • sea salt and cracked pepper


Wholemeal spaghetti with creamy bacon and mushrooms
  • 1
    Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling water for 10-12 minutes until al dente, then drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan and sauté the onion, bacon and sausage for 3-4 minutes until golden. Add the mushroom slices and fresh thyme and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
  • 3
    Add the spinach, cream and water and simmer for 4-5 minutes until creamy. Toss the spaghetti with the creamy bacon and mushroom sauce. Season and and serve with shaved parmesan, if liked.


This classic combination of bacon and mushrooms is delicious! Keep it light by adding water with the cream, or substitute with lite cream or even lite evaporated milk. The spinach will wilt down and become bright green. The wholemeal spaghetti doesn’t taste different, it’s just been processed less, making it a healthier option!

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