Boil water in a large pot. Meanwhile, prepare the ingredients. Cut the bacon into 1 cm strips. Cut the spinach into 3-4 cm lengths. Cut the mushrooms into bite-sized pieces.
Add plenty of salt (not listed) into the pot and cook the pasta following the package instructions.
Start heating the olive oil in a pan about 5 minutes before the pasta is cooked. Add the garlic, and stir-fry until fragrant. Add the bacon, mushrooms, and spinach in that order, and continue stir-frying.
Pour 1 ladleful of the pasta cooking water from the pot into Step 3 pan. Add freshly cooked pasta, Krazy Salt, and coarsely ground black pepper. Mix well, then it's done.
No need to cook after adding the pasta. Just mix to coat with oil (to prevent it from getting dry).
Story Behind this Recipe
We eat a lot of creamy pasta at our house, but sometimes all that richness can be too much! This lighter (but still delicious) spaghetti is a great change of pace.
The pasta cooking water is full of delicious flavour from the starch. I use it instead of throwing it away.
Use your favourite mushrooms! I used maitake mushrooms and king oyster mushrooms this time.