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    Creamy BLT Pasta (Rachael Ray)

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    35 mins

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    Lori Mama's Note:

    My husband mmmmmm'd his way through this recipe, so I had to add it to my cookbook, with slight modifications.

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    1. 1
      Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta. Once at a full rolling boil, salt water and cook pasta to al dente.
    2. 2
      In medium sized saute pan, fry the bacon until almost crisp.
    3. 3
      Drain and set aside.
    4. 4
      In the remaining bacon drippings, add leeks and garlic and season with pepper. Stir a few minutes to soften then add tomato paste and stir a minute more; add wine and reduce by half. Add tomatoes and heat through.
    5. 5
      Stir in the cheese, reduce heat to low and cook until melted.
    6. 6
      Reserve about 1/2 cup starchy cooking liquid just before draining pasta, then drain, return to the pot and add sauce to the pasta.
    7. 7
      Add the bacon in and toss, using starchy water to combine. Adjust the seasoning of pasta to taste, serve in shallow bowls topped with Parmesan cheese if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 28, 2013


      What a fabulous dish, we loved this, flavoursome, quickly made and yet deeply satisfying. I used a can of tomatoes, and thyme and chives from the garden. This for me is a total keeper, thank you Lori Mama!!!! Made for I Recommed tag game

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    • on February 11, 2013


      We liked this, but i twas a tad dry. In re-reading the recipe I found I had forgotten to add the pasta water, duh! I added some cream and it was much better. Also, I had no white wine, so I used vodka. My herbs were sage, parsley and thyme. (no rosemary, sorry, Simon and Garfunkel!) Thanks for posting, made for Everyday's a Holiday, 2013

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    • on January 14, 2013


      This was a great new way to serve pasta and mix things up a bit! I think the key to this recipe is using a thick, meaty bacon, which I was lucky to have on hand. I am a big leek fan, but I would definitely stress to use only the white parts. Rather than use fresh tomatoes, I added a 14.5 oz. can of diced fire-roasted tomatoes, which was ideal. The Boursin that I used was flavored with shallots and chives, so I used chives and parsley as my mixed herbs. While the Boursin and canned tomatoes made the sauce creamy enough, I found I had to thin it a bit with some of the pasta water. I sprinkled parmesan cheese on my cooked penne, then added the sauce to the pasta. It made an easy, quick-to-fix Friday night dinner. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy BLT Pasta (Rachael Ray)

    Serving Size: 1 (385 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 583.1
    Calories from Fat 71
    Total Fat 7.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 6.8 mg
    Sodium 111.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 115.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 20.6 g
    Sugars 6.1 g
    Protein 14.1 g

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