Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I love canadian bacon and wanted to spring something new on my monthly dinner club participants. I read a similar recipe in a cookbook, but concocted my own version. It was a huge hit and a mainstay in my house.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare pasta according to instructions on box.
  2. Spread olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium for about 1 minute.
  3. Chop canadian bacon in bite-sized pieces. Add canadian bacon, red onion, fresh green onions (with green part attached) and bell pepper in skillet and cook over medium heat 8-10 minutes until peppers start to soften.
  4. Stir in basil, rosemary, cilantro, black pepper, red pepper flakes, capers and peas. Stir until well blended.
  5. During last 3 minutes of cooking, stir in tomatoes.
  6. Pour cheeses over top, cover, turn off heat and let sit for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.
  7. Pour cooked pasta into large bowl and pour canadian bacon mixture over pasta.
  8. I sprinkle additional parmesan cheese and fresh basil over top before serving. This was a huge hit. I served it with a really nice salad, homemade balsamic vinagrette, fresh garlic rolls, red wine and served chocolate espresso pudding in phyllo cups for dessert.
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Made this for PAC '06 Newbie Nursery. This was a very light and tasty pasta dish. I loved the rosemary in this. A couple of omits are, the cilantro and pepper flakes (don't care for either one). I also couldn't find the pepper jack cheese, so used regular.:)

Lori Mama October 12, 2006