Baked Penne with spinach, mushrooms, gruyere and bacon

Baked Penne with lots of greens

Delicious dinner all in one dish!

Baked Penne with Spinach, Mushrooms, Gruyere and Bacon


1 pound penne
1 pound sliced mushrooms
9 ounce bag of baby spinach
3 ounces arugula
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, chopped fine
3 slices bacon
2 cups gruyere cheese grated
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Boil pasta in salted water according to package. Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking liquid before draining pasta, then add pasta back to cooking pot and add spinach and arugula a handful at a time and stir to help wilt greens.

Cook bacon over medium heat until browned, and drain on paper towel. 

Add mushrooms, shallots and garlic and saute until somewhat cooked through, about 5 minutes. 
Mix mushrooms with pasta and greens mixture and add cup of reserved pasta water. Season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of casserole.

Bake covered with greased foil for 25 minutes at 400 degrees. Then remove foil and bake for 10 minutes more until cheese is melted and brown on top.

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