Whether for Valentine’s Day or any special date night at home, this Creamy Bacon Mushroom Linguine is easy and fast but still has enough of a special flair to qualify for those moments when you want something a little dressier than the normal fare.
Since I married a meat and potatoes man, I pair this with a bacon-wrapped chicken breast, but the baby portobello mushrooms and bacon add enough bite that you could easily serve this as a main dish without any additional meat.
For the wine, you need a dry white wine like a Chardonnay, but if you choose to not use wine, you could substitute chicken broth.
Also, if you do not have heavy cream, you can substitute 4 ounces of cream cheese with 2 cups of half and half.
And one more thing… This would be amazing with a balsamic vinegar reduction as a sauce drizzled over the top. Delicious!