I could eat this pasta every night. It is dee-lish. I saved myself a little bit of fat content by using half-and-half and turkey bacon rather than heavy cream and real bacon. It was still creamy but I can only imagine what heavy cream and the crisp texture of real bacon would do for it. Next time, definitely next time.
I excluded the mushrooms and onions as well, because I’m just not a mushroom and onion kind of gal. Unfortunate, I know. But believe me it was still flavorful. And if you like your food spicy you might want to add a little more crushed red pepper (that was my husband’s suggestion, of course). One teaspoon gave it plenty of kick for me though.