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Creamy BLT Pasta (Rachael Ray)

Creamy BLT Pasta (Rachael Ray) created by Karen Elizabeth

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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  • 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.
  • In medium sized saute pan, fry the bacon until almost crisp.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Stir in the cheese, reduce heat to low and cook until melted.
  • Reserve about 1/2 cup starchy cooking liquid just before draining pasta, then drain, return to the pot and add sauce to the pasta.
  • 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.
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  1. Karen Elizabeth
    Creamy BLT Pasta (Rachael Ray) Created by Karen Elizabeth
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  2. Karen Elizabeth
    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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  3. pammyowl
    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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  4. JackieOhNo
    Creamy BLT Pasta (Rachael Ray) Created by JackieOhNo
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  5. JackieOhNo
    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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