Recipe by SusieQ
"This pasta recipe is so easy to make and so flavorful, you will want to make it part of your regular dinner routine. It is a great option for bacon lovers, and those who want something other than red sauce on their pasta. "
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bacon, coarsely chopped
dry penne pasta
grated Parmesan cheese
We liked this A LOT! The only thing I think next time is that I will cook the onions seperately from the bacon. They didn't burn or anything, they just got a little darker than I would have liked. I think I will even cook a few cloves of minced garlic w/ the onions too! I added some garlic powder, salt, pepper and parsley for a little extra flavor/color. This was really tasty! Thanks for sharing. :)
I wasn't fond of this. My fiance had "dinner duty" tonight. I have been working late all week (rough week in general). I haven't had any energy to spend time in the kitchen, but am sick of take-out (my fiance is too). I had all of the ingredients to make this handy and my fiance and I thought this sounded yummy, so we decided to go for it. I must say (despite my mediocre review), this certainly was easy to put together and made for a quick, weeknight meal. Unfortunately, the end result was VERY dry - and BLAND!!! We even added more bacon grease than called for, a few (fresh) garlic cloves and pepper (no salt b/c Parmesan is salty enough). Served bowls of pasta with sliced baugettes slathered with garlic butter (Denyse). The garlic butter was the best part of our meal lol! Although I don't think this is "terrible," I won't waste my time making it again. Thanks anyways, SusieQ! :-)
Good as is but next time I might add to cooked penne some seeded cut up tomatoes making it a BPPT(bacon,parm,penne,tom)also a bit of garlic powder.
Really good and super easy. The only thing I added was a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar. Everyone enjoyed this very much. Thanks!
This is a good recipe for a base. Instead of just leaving a couple of tablespoons of bacon grease, I used all of it. Added italian seasonings, season salt, pepper basil, thyme, and garlic powder. Sometimes vegetables such as tomatoes or spinach. I cook the bacon and onions separately since it seems easier to get a crispy bacon that way. I also added some garlic to the onions.
I made this as a side dish with baked pesto chicken, it was so simple yet so good, and as my husband always says...bacon makes everything better!
Recipe needs a bit more flavor. Suggestions: cook bacon separate from onions. Saute onions and added sliced garlic in olive oil. Salt & pepper. Chopped fresh parsley. And for the 1/4 cup olive oil, use a Garlic Infused olive oil. (That's another recipe!) But, on the whole, the base recipe is a great start for a wonderfully flavorful dish.
This recipe is absolutely awesome! I added one can of Huntz diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, and oregano. I got rave reviews from everyone!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bacon and Parmesan Penne Pasta
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 156
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