Aug 222010
 

Pictures

the Ingrdients

the Ingrdients

Big o' Bowl o' Cheese

Big o' Bowl o' Cheese

Bacon!!!

Bacon!!!

Bacon!!!

Bacon!!!

Bacon Crumbles

Bacon Crumbles

Cooking Pasta

Cooking Pasta

Cooking Garlic

Cooking Garlic

Adding the Milk

Adding the Milk

Boiling

Boiling

Adding the Cheese

Adding the Cheese

Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce

Adding the Pasta and Bacon Crumbles

Adding the Pasta and Bacon Crumbles

Getting Ready for the Oven

Getting Ready for the Oven

Almost Done

Almost Done

All Done!!

All Done!!

Yummy!!!

Yummy!!!

Cheesy Bacon Penne

2 cups penne pasta
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups 2% milk
3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1/2 cup cooked bacon, crumbled (about 12 strips)

Heat oven to 350*F

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter for 1 minute. Stir in flour and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in 2 cups of cheese until melted. Remove from heat.

Drain the pasta; add pasta and 1/3 cup of bacon to cheese sauce. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350* for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon.

Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Okay I love bacon, cheese and pasta, therefore I LOVE THIS!!! So yummy! The cheese kind of takes on a ricotta like texture, but it’s good. This recipe came from a Taste of Home Bacon Magazine, but wasn’t on their website.

I served with it with Pepper-Bacon Burgers.

Jul 222010
 

This Justin’s favorite meal. The first time I ever made it it was for him!!

Pictures

the Ingredients

the Ingredients

Cooking the Garlic

Cooking the Garlic

Golden Brown

Golden Brown

Adding the Crushed Peppers

Adding the Crushed Peppers

Dark Brown

Dark Brown

Adding the Onion

Adding the Onion

Adding the Vodka

Adding the Vodka

Reduced!

Reduced!

Adding the Crushed Tomatoes and Cream

Adding the Crushed Tomatoes and Cream

All Mixed Up and Ready to Cook

All Mixed Up and Ready to Cook

Dinner!

Dinner!

Pasta with Vodka Sauce

6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup vodka
2 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
6 tablespoons crushed red pepper * see note
2 cups cream
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 32 ounce bags ravioli, cheese-filled

Heat a little olive oil in a medium sauce pan. Make sure oil is hot. Add garlic and cook until golden brown. Add crushed peppers and saute with garlic until garlic is dark brown.

Add onion and cook for 3 minutes.

Add Vodka and reduce liquid by half.

Add tomatoes and cream.

Simmer to reduce liquid to the desired consistency.

Cook raviolis. Serve with Garlic Chicken and Cheesy Garlic Pull Aparts.

*NOTES- Again we love the spicy!!! You might not want to add this much crushed pepper. One time I made this for some friends and one of them got a nose bleed from the spiciness. We laugh about it now!!!