Creamy Garlic Mushrooms with Bacon Spinach Recipe
Main Dish/Side Dish
Introducing a heartwarming recipe that’s sure to delight your taste buds - Creamy Garlic Mushrooms with Bacon Spinach!
This luscious and rich dish brings together earthy mushrooms, crispy bacon, and fresh spinach in a delightful garlic and herb-infused cream sauce. It’s perfect for those following a low-carb or ketogenic diet, but anyone will find it irresistible.
Paired with a glass of crisp white wine, it’s an indulgent meal that’s perfect for a cozy dinner or a special occasion. Let’s embark on this culinary journey and bring a burst of flavors to your table!
750g mushrooms, cleaned and patted dry
- 250g bacon, cut into small strips
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon garlic-infused olive oil
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 400 ml heavy whipping cream (or half-and-half)
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Prepare the Mushrooms:
Clean the mushrooms by gently wiping them with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt or debris. Avoid rinsing them under water to prevent them from becoming soggy.
Cook the Bacon:
In a large, oven-safe skillet (preferably cast iron), sauté the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess fat. Set aside.
Sauté the Mushrooms:
In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add the cleaned mushrooms and drizzle with garlic-infused olive oil. Use a wooden spatula to scrape up any bacon bits from the bottom of the pan. Fry the mushrooms for 4-5 minutes until they are nicely browned.
Add Broth and Herbs:
Pour in the chicken broth, allowing it to simmer and reduce for 2 minutes. Stir in the finely chopped garlic, fresh parsley, and thyme. Let it cook until fragrant.
Pour in the Cream:
Lower the heat and pour in the heavy whipping cream. Let the mushrooms simmer in the sauce for another 4 or 5 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
Stir in the fresh spinach, allowing it to wilt, which should take about a minute. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to your taste
Combine with Bacon and Cheese:
Add the crispy bacon back into the skillet and stir to combine. Sprinkle the mixture with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Broil the Dish:
Place the skillet under the broiler for one or two minutes until the top is golden and crispy.
Remove the skillet from the oven and serve the creamy garlic mushrooms and bacon spinach immediately. Enjoy this delectable dish on a bed of cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, or with a side of crusty bread or pasta.
- For those following a ketogenic or low-carb diet, serve this dish over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles.
- Pair this delicious creamy dish with a glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio to enhance the flavors.
- Don't forget to use high-quality or freshly grated parmesan for the best flavor and texture experience.
In sum, the Creamy Garlic Mushrooms with Bacon Spinach is not just a dish; it's an experience of exquisite flavors and textures.
It's a journey through crispy bacon, earthy mushrooms, and fresh spinach, all enveloped in a delicate garlic-infused cream sauce, and topped with a generous sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Its versatility allows it to shine as a main or a side dish, perfect with zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, or a crusty bread.
Give this recipe a try, and let this comforting, creamy dish warm your heart and satisfy your soul. Enjoy every sumptuous bite!
- per serving
- 3 grams
- 800 milligrams
- 10 grams
- 15 grams
- 100 milligrams
- 50 grams