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    Bacon and Mushroom Penne With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

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    25 mins

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    Iron Chef - Fat Cat's Note:

    This is a recipe that I found online. I have modified this recipe slightly by adding bacon, mushroom and sunflower seed. It works equaly well with chorizo instead of bacon. Sunflower seed is optional, it gives a bit of texture to the dish.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook the pasta as directed on the package. Drain and reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
    2. 2
      Chop bacon, fry gently in a frying pan.
    3. 3
      Add mushrooms.
    4. 4
      Blend the sun-dried tomatoes and their oil, garlic, and basil in a food processor and blend until the tomatoes are finely chopped.
    5. 5
      Transfer the tomato mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the Parmesan.
    6. 6
      Add the pasta, mushrooms and bacon to the pesto and toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten.
    7. 7
      Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 14, 2008

      45

      Enjoyed the flavors. I used Walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes in oil and pulsedthe pesto in the food processor. Cooked the other ingredients and tossed with some spiral pasta. Made for "I recommend" tag game.

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    • on April 30, 2008

      55

      I also added my garlic to the onions, - oh, I added an onion! - and in fact did not make a pesto, cooked off the onion, bacon, added mushrooms, and added the finely sliced sun-dried tomatoes and basil close to the end. I also used pine-nuts, since thats what I had. Tossed it with wholewheat fusilli and my DH enjoyed this so much, he had seconds...almost unheard of!!!! Thank you for a very nice recipe!!! Made for PAC Spring 2008

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    • on August 04, 2007

      35

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    Nutritional Facts for Bacon and Mushroom Penne With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (192 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 558.9
     
    Calories from Fat 180
    32%
    Total Fat 20.0 g
    30%
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    24%
    Cholesterol 16.4 mg
    5%
    Sodium 421.7 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 84.4 g
    28%
    Dietary Fiber 13.5 g
    54%
    Sugars 0.4 g
    1%
    Protein 16.9 g
    33%

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