Active Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups)
Greg DuPree

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring a large saucepan filled with water to a boil over high.

Step 2

While water comes to a boil, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet.

Step 3

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well, reserving 1 cup pasta cooking water.

Step 4

Add mushrooms to skillet, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 8 minutes. Add cabbage, and cook until cabbage wilts and just begins to caramelize, about 4 minutes. Add cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water, and stir until smooth. Fold in cooked pasta, and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. (Stir in more cooking water if needed.) Divide evenly among 4 bowls, and top with cooked bacon, thyme, and Parmesan.