Who doesn’t love bacon! This recipe falls into the comfort category. This recipe does have mushrooms which are said to have selenium, vitamin D (which being a Wisconsinite I need) iron, fiber, vitamin C, and anti-cancer properties. It also contains onions. Some people consider onions one of the best things you can eat on a regular basis. Why? Onions contain a flavonoid, quercetin which has anti-inflammatory benefits. They also contain properties that support cancer protection. In addition they provide several B vitamins.
However, some people would not consider this the most healthy recipe because it does have bacon and noodles! Some carbs are good some are not. It really depends on what your body reacts to. If you have not done an elimination diet yet to see if you react to gluten or wheat you might want to try that. A gluten or wheat sensitivity could be the cause if you have issues with rashes, digestion troubles, weight gain, or inflammation.
That being said this recipe can easily be converted to a dairy and gluten free recipe. Simple replace your noodles with a gluten free variety and omit the cream of mushroom that is added at the end of the recipe.
8 to 16 Oz of Bacon (this is a preference on how much meat you prefer)
Two 4 oz Cans of Mushrooms or wash and prepare fresh mushrooms
1 Large Onion
One 12 Oz Package of Dry Noodles of your choice
2 Tablespoons of Dried Italian Seasoning (you can buy or make your own see below***)
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
Two 10.5 Oz Cans Cream of Mushroom Soup (optional)
Parmesan Cheese for topping (optional)
2 to 4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil if not using Cream of Mushroom Soup
****Make your own Italian Seasoning ****
(just mix equal parts of basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram)
Here we go….
Begin boiling water to prepare noodles as directed on package.
Wash and chop your onion. Set chopped onion aside…
Fry your bacon or prepare in oven as directed. Drain bacon on paper towels and let cool. When cooled crumble or cut bacon into bite size pieces. Drain bacon grease from your pan reserving a small amount to coat a frying pan.
Heat mushrooms and onions in frying pan until onions begin to brown. Add bacon to mushroom and onion mix in pan.
Add dry seasonings and black pepper to mix in pan.
Add the cream of mushroom to the mushroom and onion sauce with 4 to 6 tablespoons of water and heat on low. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency. (Skip this step if you are doing the dairy free option.)
Drain boiled noodles.
In a large serving bowl mix noodles and sauce. Drizzle with olive oil (if not using Cream of Mushroom Soup.) Stir well.
Top with Parmesan Cheese if desired.
Serves 5 to 6
Goes great with a glass of white wine for Mama.