Guest Post: One Pot Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger Pasta

We have a guest in the kitchen!! Samantha from mykitchenlove has created this amazing recipe, perfect for those chilly Fall days! This Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger Pasta is a perfect weekday meal the entire family will love!

Lately my picky eater has been asking for mushrooms. I don’t know if it’s because she feels left out from her sisters loving most foods that she dislikes (like all easy dishes such as mac and cheese or grilled cheese) or she finally became into the flavours since she always had to try just one bite. Either way, I’m totally game as this opens the door to so many delicious and tasty meals with mushrooms! Like this One Pot Mushrooms Swiss Pasta.

It’s for Mushroom Canada’s “Blend and Extend” campaign. Which is brilliant. You take a ground protein and blend it with mushrooms to make the meal go further. More nutrition and costs less, which had me on board from the get go.

And yes, this One Pot Mushroom Swiss Pasta is a total play on the burger. It was actually my husband Greg’s idea. He really wanted a comforting and crazy delicious meal with mushrooms and when I threw a few recipes ideas at him, he picked this one.

I added a whole bag of spinach to this recipe to make it truly one pot. No need to make a salad, there are greens abound in this dish and I’m willing to bet no one will even notice (it’s blended it too!).

One Pot Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger Pasta

One Pot Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger Pasta

One Pot Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger Pasta

Serves 6-8 dinner servings

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time 20 min

Total Time 30 min



  • 4 cups white button mushrooms, ends trimmed
  • 1 yellow (cooking) onion, halved and peel removed
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 225 grams / 1/2 lbs extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 lbs / 454 gr dried penne pasta
  • 130 gr swiss cheese, cut into thin slices or grated
  • 5 cups low sodium beef or vegetable broth
  • 5 oz / 144 gr baby spinach leaves


  • Blend spinach in a food processor until shredded. Remove and set aside.
  • Add onion, bacon, garlic, salt, pepper and mushrooms to the food processor pulse until all ingredients are ground. Add beef and pulse until combined.
  • Preheat a large pot or pan to medium-high heat and add beef mixture from the food processor. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until meat has browned.
  • Add thyme, pasta and broth to pan. Bring to a boil and cook for 11 minutes at a strong simmer (over medium heat) or until pasta is cooked al dente. Add spinach, stirring to fully combine and remove from heat.
  • Preheat oven boiler to high. Top pasta with swiss cheese and place under broiler for 2-4 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.
  • Allow pasta to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
One Pot Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger Pasta

One Pot Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger Pasta


With the weather getting colder, recipes like this tantalizing One Pot Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger Pasta will be sure to keep you and your family warm and full this season! And just like Samantha said, you get everything you need in a meal in one dish! It’s a win-win situation! Thanks again to Samantha from mykitchenlove for this creative dish!

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