Curtis Stone’s fettuccine with mushroom marsala sauce and bacon

With a rich mushroom marsala sauce, this creamy fettuccine is perfect for nights when you’re short on time but still want to serve up an impressive meal. Give this pasta dish a go for the ultimate comfort meal.





  • 5g dried porcini mushrooms
  • 500g fettuccine
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 4 rashers Coles Streaky Bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 400g mixed mushrooms (such as brown cap, oyster, shimeji or shiitake), thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs finely chopped shallot
  • 1 tbs finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) marsala wine or vegetable stock
  • 300ml Coles Thickened Cream
  • 1 tbs finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup (20g) finely grated parmesan



Using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, grind the porcini mushrooms to a fine powder.


In a large saucepan of boiling water, cook the pasta, stirring often, for 10 mins or until al dente. Drain well.


Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and bacon and cook, stirring often, for 3-5 mins or until the bacon is crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a small heatproof bowl.


Return pan to the heat. Add the butter and sliced mushroom and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 mins or until mushroom is caramelised. Season. Stir in the shallot, garlic, thyme and 2 tsp porcini powder (reserve remaining powder for another use, see tip p55). Cook, stirring, for 1 min or until garlic and shallot soften. Add the wine or stock and cook, stirring frequently, until the liquid has almost completely reduced. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in the cream and simmer for 2 mins or until heated through.


Add the bacon and pasta to the mushroom sauce in the pan and toss to combine. Cook for 30 secs or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley and season with pepper. Divide pasta mixture among serving bowls and sprinkle with parmesan to serve.

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