Recipe by Bookwyrm
"This is our family's take on a dish my husband saw on TV (I believe the original used pancetta and some hard-to-find ingredients). It's super tasty and quick. Always a big hit at my house and we rarely have leftovers."
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1 (16 ounce) package
farfalle (bow-tie) pasta
leek (white and light green part only), sliced
cremini mushrooms, sliced
ground black pepper to taste
parsley, or to taste
grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste
We made this recipe tonight and loved it. We didn't have any mushrooms at home, but it was wonderful without them. This recipe is flexible so that you can add more leeks (as we did) and other ingredients to suit your tastes, just remember to balance any added dry with moist ingredients. It was definitely a hit at our house, and we'll make it again.
Great recipe! I was able to use only one pot. We used Rotelle because my 7 year old son picked the pasta and thought it looked cooler, Apple smoked bacon, more leek than the recipe suggests because the one I had was huge, baby bellas and light sour cream. The cook time is not 20 minutes if you read the directions and it could take longer depending on your bacon. The parsley was good, but I might try basil or a mix of fresh herbs next time.
This is a very forgiving recipe. I did not have mushrooms so substituted some frozen peas. I only had microwave bacon so sauteed the leeks in olive oil instead. And I only had low fat sour cream. Still it was awesome! Family loved it. I might try throwing in some diced chicken next time, cooking it with the leeks.
We really enjoyed this recipe. Added some asiago for flavor.
Really wonderful taste! The addition of the sourcream was a major plus.. and surprise! My kids gobbled it up! I left out the mushrooms (which would have made it much richer) only because I have a few in my house who turn their noses up at them.. something for more of an adult palette! Thank you for the recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Leek, Bacon, and Pasta
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 125
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