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One Pot Chicken, Bacon, & Mushroom Pasta

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I was recently invited to try Hy-Vee’s new Aisles Online Grocery Shopping experience and am excited to share this one pot chicken, bacon, & mushroom pasta recipe that I made with groceries I got without ever setting foot in the store! I also have a $100 Hy-Vee Gift Card Giveaway at the end of the post, so make sure you read to the end and enter! Who doesn’t like free groceries?!One pot chicken, bacon, & mushroom pasta. Easy prep and clean up, on the table in 30 minutes.

You all know I have a love affair with bacon and mushrooms. Add the two together in a creamy chicken pasta, and you’ve got a winner! Many thanks to my friend, Robin, for originally cooking this recipe for my family. It’s much better if you can find someone to cook it for you too!

One Pot Chicken, Bacon, & Mushroom Pasta Recipe

The beauty of this recipe, besides being really, really good, is that if you choose the right pan {I used my beloved 7 1/4 qt Le Cresuet), you can make this entire recipe from start to finish in ONE DISH!! That’s right. Cook the pasta, the bacon, the chicken, the veggies, AND BAKE everything, right in the same pan. How many pans do you have to wash at the end? ONE! You’re welcome. 😀

Chicken, Bacon, & Mushroom Pasta Recipe Process PhotosHere’s how to make this recipe in only one dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Choose an oven safe pan that’s big enough for a pound of pasta and then some. Cook pasta according to package instructions. While the pasta’s cooking, dice up your veggies and prepare the chicken. If you’re quick, you should be able to finish all of that in the 10 minutes the pasta cooks. Then, drain the pasta and set aside. Put that pan back on the stove and cook the bacon. Remove bacon from pan and drown brown the chicken in the bacon grease in batches. My chicken in the above picture is too crowded. You should cook yours in smaller batches. This is a case of do as I say and not as I do for best results. 😀

chicken, bacon, mushroom pasta

Then, saute the veggies in the same bacon grease until soft, 2-3 minutes. Lower the heat and add in 1/2 cup flour and make a roux, cooking for another 2-3 minutes. Very slowly, add in the chicken stock and whisk until smooth, making sure to incorporate all the yummy brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook over medium-high heat until the sauce thickens, 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and add in 1/2 cup shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese. Add bacon, pasta, and chicken back into the sauce. Stir to combine. Top with more bacon and cheese if you’d like and bake right in that same pan for 10-15 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked.

chicken bacon mushroom pasta in the oven

Yield: 8

One Pot Chicken, Bacon, & Mushroom Pasta

chicken, bacon, mushroom pasta

One dish chicken, bacon, & mushroom pasta makes clean up a snap!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • bacon, at least 8 ounces, more if you like
  • 1 pound chicken (either leftover cooked chicken, or raw and cut into strips or pieces)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3-4+ cloves of garlic, minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 32 ounces chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pounc short-cut pasta, cooked (penne, farfalle...)


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions and set aside. While the pasta is cooking, prep the bacon by chopping into largish pieces. Also dice the onion, mince the garlic, and prepare your mushrooms. If you have picky eaters like I do, you may want to finely dice them. Otherwise, buy pre-sliced mushrooms and save yourself some work.
  2. In the SAME LARGE PAN that you cooked the noodles in, cook bacon until crisp. Then, remove bacon from pan. Leave enough bacon fat in the pan for browning the chicken, remove (and save) the rest - you'll need it
  3. Salt and pepper chicken (if using fresh) and brown in batches in the bacon fat, adding more fat as needed. Cooking in the high-sided pan will keep splatter to a minimum! This takes about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Make sure you have at least 1/4 cup of bacon fat remaining in the pan. Add butter if needed and sauté the onion and garlic and mushrooms in the bacon fat until softened, 2-3 minutes.
  5. Now, make a roux by adding the flour to the sautéed veg, cook about 1-2 minutes. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Slowly add chicken stock, whisking smooth and making sure to scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  7. Cook over med/med-high heat until it starts to thicken and then cook longer to thicken more. Add more liquid to thin out; don't make the sauce too thick, or the noodles will soak up all of the liquid and the casserole will be dry.
  8. Remove from heat and add cheeses.
  9. Finally, still using the same pot that contains the sauce, add in the cooked bacon, cooked chicken, and noodles. Add noodles a little bit at a time to make sure you don't wind up with too much noodle for the amount of sauce you have.
  10. Top it with any extra/reserved bacon (if you didn't eat it all while prepping the recipe) and/or more cheese
  11. Bake in a hot oven until done, 15-20 minutes.

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#HyVeeAislesOnline & $100 HyVee Giftcard Giveaway

HyVee Grocery Aisles online. Order online for grocery delivery or pickup! Very easy and convenient service at HyVee Grocery Stores.
I was excited recently to try out #HyVeeAislesOnline Grocery Shopping Experience! I shopped online from the comfort of my home and then picked up my groceries at the store without ever having to go inside. Hy-Vee also offers delivery, but sadly, I’m outside their delivery area, so I couldn’t’ take advantage of that perk.

#HyVeeAislesOnline shopping experience and $100 giftcard giveaway

I was quite impressed with the ease of the online shopping. I was worried about searching through the millions of different grocery items online to find what I wanted, but it was much easier than I thought it would be. I was also a little leery of ordering fresh produce online. I’m kind of picky about the produce I buy so I wanted to make sure I came home with high quality produce. And that’s my only minor complaint. Most of the groceries and produce looked really nice, but I wouldn’t have chosen the blood oranges that HyVee put in my bag. They weren’t terrible, but I would have chosen others or skipped them altogether. HyVee would have refunded my money, but they were promptly gobbled up after I got them home, so it wasn’t really an issue. The tomatoes, lettuce, and peppers that I ordered looked great!

Once I got to my local Muscatine HyVee, I parked in the drive-through area and called the number on the sign. Then I started my timer to see how long it would take to get my groceries and five minutes later a nice gal walked outside, loaded the groceries in my car, and I was on my way! Easy peasy! I could get used to grocery shopping at home and driving through for pick up. I enjoyed not having to set foot in the store.

Here’s the $100 HyVee giftcard giveaway I promised at the beginning of the post! Enter below and good luck!!

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankConnie says

    I think this would be very beneficial, especially to those who find shopping difficult in some way, alds for nasty weather days!

  2. blankDarah says

    The organization of the site was much better than I anticipated! I think this will be a good choice in October 😉

  3. blankJenn Riederer says

    I haven’t actually order from this but know a couple people that have and say they love it. I have visited the site and think it is quite awesome! Moms with lil ones, this is and would be a lifesaver!

  4. blankAngela Saver says

    I absolutely LOVE the idea of ordering online! I love that I can shop online from their sales! I love how easy it is to add items to my cart as I’m looking thru their sales! Thanks for an AWESOME giveaway!

  5. blankNicole Burken says

    I think it’s a great idea! I have 2 kids with me, both under 2 years, and this would honestly save me some gray hair!! 🙂

  6. blankJenny S says

    I feel like this would be amazing if myself or a family member was sick. I hate having to be in public when I’m sick.

  7. blankDiana B says

    I think Hy-Vee Aisles is such a great idea. I love Hy-Vee and their loss leaders, but I also end up buying too much regular priced stuff when I’m there. So I really love that you can order directly from the ad.

  8. blankAaron says

    I think ordering groceries online may be convenient, easy, and beneficial, especially for those with limited mobility or transportation options.

  9. blankHeather R says

    I love that the convenience factor in shopping for groceries online. Not to mention you are not rushed or distracted, so you actually purchase everything you intended to and nothing extra.

  10. blankelizabeth miller says

    I love the convienence of doing this. I wish I had been able to so this when I had my aneurysm surgery instead of having people go for me because it was very hard to always tell them what I wanted exactly. I love the layout of this and that I can do this at anytime it in good for me to sit and do it.

  11. blankRyan Spencer says

    I enjoy being able to buy groceries sitting at my laptop and having them delivered to my home. The convenience is awesome!

  12. blankBarbara says

    I love the convenience, being able to place my order anytime, being able to see specials and not having to leave the house to get delivery.

  13. blankKatie R says

    i already buy some of my groceries from Amazon.com. I think this is a WONDERFUL concept! You don’t have to lug them to the car and unload them from the car. They come straight to your door and you can even grocery shop from wherever you are! How convenient!

  14. blankDavid says

    It looks simple enough to order. They have the current weeks ad right there, with click to order buttons on each item.

  15. blankSarah Lynch says

    I love being able to buy my groceries online. I like convenience of not having to go to the stores and deal with the crowds.

  16. blankDana Matthews says

    I love the large assortment of That’s Smart products that are available…would love to give them a try!

  17. blankRebecca says

    It looks like it would be fun and very convenient! I would have loved to try this out after having my baby.

  18. blankellen beck says

    I am a HyVee shopper and didn’t even KNOW about this! I love how the ads are there. I get the paper, but this would mean I could plan my shopping with sales so much easier.!

  19. blankCheryl Larimer says

    I like the idea of shopping online. I am very brand loyal and this way I could shop online and send my husband (not brand loyal) to pick them up. My only concern is that I am super picky about meat, veggies, fruit and expiration dates. I would be willing to give it a try for sure.

  20. blankjaimeb says

    I LOVE THE convenience of it. With three kids (one being a 2 year old), shopping is a feared and dreaded task in our home. This would make shopping so much more comfortable and less anxiety inducing.

  21. blankLaurajj says

    Oh this would be so wonderful!!! We have never had a Hy-Vee by us before, and ours is just about to open! I was so thrilled to see that they have some of their own gluten free products, the variety online to order was huge. Oh I am so excited!!!

  22. blankSusan Christy says

    It’s a great idea! Grocery shopping is not my favorite thing and I always end up buying stuff I don’t need.

  23. blankBrigitte B says

    I hate going to the grocery store then putting groceries in my car and then taking them out of the car and finally putting groceries up once I get home. So I think ordering groceries online is an great idea because it will make my life a lot easier.

  24. blankbethany maxwell says

    I like that you can get the same prices as in the weekly ad. Not sure if I would shop online for food, however.

  25. blankDominique Cloutier says

    This is great! It would save me money so i’m not picking up stuff in the aisles, or letting my kids grab stuff and it’s super convenient!

  26. blankheather b says

    I love the idea of having my groceries delivered, and no longer having to bring my four kids to the store with me!

  27. blankKJ Skib says

    I love the idea of having my groceries delivered to me. There are many times, like today, that I can’t get to the store.

  28. blankCathy Coibion says

    If I had to shop online, I could do it, but I really like picking up the products and reading the labels.

  29. blankAlexandra Oller says

    I’ve never shopped for groceries online but I would have if I’d known it would be this simple, I am very impressed.

  30. blankLeidy Ruiz says

    I like how convenient this service is, perfect for people who can’t go to the grocery store often. Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. blankEmily Smith says

    I think online grocery shopping is an awesome idea! Sometimes it’s such a pain to go to the store and walk the aisles when I’m tired and can’t think straight.

  32. blankLauryn R says

    I love the idea of buying groceries online! I have always thought it would be a fantastic and very useful tool to have. I wasn’t sure how fruits and veggies would turn out, but your review makes them sound great!

  33. blankCassandra says

    There is literally nothing more satisfying than finding better ways to budget my time. Shopping is always a huge time suck – and shopping online would allow me to re-allocate some of that time into other things like more time at the park with my kids!! What’s better than shopping in your PJs really?

  34. blankCheryl Chervitz says

    This seems really easy to navigate and order online. I go to Hyvee almost every week and I like that you can get the sale ad products.

  35. blankLisa Jagodzinski says

    Ive never ordered groceries online but they have some stuff id like to try so id definitely give it a try

  36. blankhannah says

    I think it would seem strange to order groceries online, but it’d sure be convenient. I can think of many times this would be useful, like if someone is sick. The convenience of drivethru but with being able to get healthy food choices instead!

  37. blankJessica says

    I love the idea of ordering online. With 2 little kids, I have no room left in the cart for food when we go grocery shopping.

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