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#1 Tue 20 Feb 07 11:59pm

kimber

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Occupation Mom and TKD Red Stripe
From Alberta
Member since Sat 24 Jun 06

Sundried Tomatoe Pasta

Amber,
Here is the Sundried Tomatoe Bacon Pasta recipe.  I love it because it is quick and easy. big_smile

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
3 cup sliced mushrooms
12 ounces uncooked penne (about 4 cups dry)
4 slices bacon, cut crss wise into 1/2 inch sections
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup sliced red onion rings
2 cups spinach (I omit this as my kids don't like it)
2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped) OR 1 tsp dried basil
1/4 to 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Freshly grated parmesan
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Pour 1 cup boiling water over sundried tomatoes and let soak for 5 minutes.  Drain and chop. Set aside.

Place mushrooms in a medium bowl with 1/4 cup water.  Microwave on high for 5 minutes.  Drain and set aside.

Cook penne according to package directions.

Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp.  Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.  Add onions, spinach, sundried tomatoes, cooked mushrooms, basil,and red pepper flakes.  Cook and stir for 4-5 minutes, until onions are tender.

Toss bacon/vegetable mixture with hot pasta until evenly distributed.  Top with pepper, parmesan and parsley.  Serves 4.


I tend to adjust this recipe according to what I have on hand and who I am serving.  It is fine without mushrooms.  I have made it without the onion.  I made it once without bacon (oops!) and it's not quite the same! lol  Hope you enjoy it!

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#2 Wed 21 Feb 07 12:19pm

amberpamba

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Member since Thu 24 Jun 04

Re: Sundried Tomatoe Pasta

Thanks!!!

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#3 Thu 22 Feb 07 9:09am

amberpamba

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From Australia
Member since Thu 24 Jun 04

Re: Sundried Tomatoe Pasta

Heres my recipe as requested. I made it last week and I had half a jar each of sundried tomato pesto and creamy basil an pinenut pesto so I threw in both, and it turned out nice. You can use either or, or bit of both.

Pesto, mushroom, and bacon pasta
(Serves about 4)

4 heaped tablespoons sundried tomato pesto (I add to taste)
1/2 cup cream
2-3 rashers bacon, finely chopped (remove rind and most of fat)
2 large mushrooms, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large ripe avocado, cut into quarters and diced
Fresh grated parmesan cheese
Small spiral noodles (or whatever you like)
Olive oil

Saute the onion, bacon and garlic in a very small amount of olive oil until softened. Add the mushrooms and saute until softened. Add the pesto and saute for about 1 minute. Stir in the cream and simmer on the lowest heat until slightly thickened. You can add more or less pesto and cream if you think it needs it. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook the noodles in salted/oiled water until aldente. Put the noodles into the pan with the pesto mix and combine. Serve in large bowl topped with avocado and parmesan.

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#4 Thu 22 Feb 07 4:51pm

kimber

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From Alberta
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Re: Sundried Tomatoe Pasta

Sounds yummy!  Thanks Amber. smile

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