Recipe by NALLY
"Rich, delicious, filling and very easy to make. Bacon and leeks are the stars in this creamy white sauce. Serve over your favorite pasta. Linguine and spaghetti are both great with this."
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feta cheese, crumbled
ground black pepper to taste
The basic idea here is a fantastic twist on your ordinary bechamel. The feta is a unique touch.
I didn't have leeks, so I used a red onion. Next time I'll probably head out to the store and find some leeks or green onions, or half the onion.
It wasn't clear in the instructions, but with the amount of flour, I used the bacon fat with a reduced amount of butter for my roux. It lent a nice, smokey flavor throughout the sauce. I also used an extra cup of milk based on the reviews saying it was such a thick sauce. It was still very thick. I also didn't have quite enough feta, so I added a handful of freshly grated parmesan cheese to compensate. Instead of adding the onion and bacon back to the sauce, I reserved it as a garnish. I served the sauce over pasta with blanched green beans and a grape tomato dice. It was a very tasty and filling meal.
Lovely recipe - I'm enjoying it as I type - I added some fresh thyme to break up the rich flavours - this will be a often repeated recipe
This was really really good, although I used cheddar cheese and onions instead of feta and leeks. Very tasty.
We really liked this. I added a generous splash of dry white wine and used ground white pepper instead of black. Makes an easy, elegant pasta sauce that's a keeper.
*Wonderful* flavor and easy to make. I did use green onions instead of leeks ('cause that's what I had). It's a thick sauce, so I would serve over penne pasta ... got reviews of "It's a keeper" from my partner and my sales manager.
Needs work. Sauce is very pasty & thick as is and the flavor is just bland. Tastes "canned". Not sure I would make this again, too many additions/changes needed. Hubby disliked it & my kids wouldn't touch it though they like both feta & Bacon normally.
I thought this was great! I paired it with oven breaded chicken breasts and for the sauce I substituted the leeks for mushrooms. I also added the spicing (pepper and vegeta) while the mushrooms and onions were on the pan (with a little butter!) Turned out great with the regular recipe and considering I read some reviews that said it was too bland, I found that it tasted great! Totally one for my recipe book! 5 stars
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Feta and Bacon Pasta Sauce
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 228
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