January 21st, 2011

BLT Pasta

This BLT pasta was a big hit at my house! Okay, some of my picky eaters removed the tomatoes, but they don’t know what they were missing. No one removed the bacon, of course!

BLT Pasta
I love that this dish uses fresh tomatoes in addition to the canned, and the cream cheese adds just a touch of creaminess to the sauce. And I also love how quick and easy this BLT pasta comes together. It’s the perfect recipe to have up your sleeve on a busy weeknight. There isn’t any lettuce in this BLT pasta, but let’s be honest, that would just be weird.  The parsley adds a nice touch of green though. This recipe makes enough to feed a crowd, so if you’re feeding less than that, you might want to consider making half.  Although, the leftovers are pretty good.

BLT Pasta

Preparation 10 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 0:25

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dry pasta
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces. Cook in a large skillet until crispy.
  2. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Leave about 1 tablespoon of drippings in skillet.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions until just al dente; drain.
  4. Add onion, garlic and red pepper flakes to bacon drippings in skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until onions are soft.
  5. Stir in chicken broth and diced tomatoes and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add cubed cream cheese and stir until cream cheese is melted and smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Add pasta, grape tomatoes, bacon and parsley and cook until heated through, about 2 more minutes. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

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Who Dished It Up First:Adapted from It’s a Keeper.

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Comments

  1. Ooh, this is definitely our kind of recipe! And better yet, the only thing I need to buy is cream cheese! Thanks!

  2. This sounds so delicious! I bet it would work well with turkey bacon too… yum!

  3. I like the sound of this! A lot!

  4. I LOVE this and your picture is so pretty! THanks!

  5. Oh my, does this sound good! A great reason to buy some bacon!

  6. Wow, this looks amazing! We eat “fried pasta” with bacon & eggs, but this looks like something I would like even better!

    http://adomesticnerd.blogspot.com/2011/01/fried-pasta.html

  7. yum! i thought it was similar to my blt pasta salad i made over the summer…but its different so ill have to give it a try!

  8. Wow, I was craving this the other day, looks yummy. Can’t wait to try it.

  9. This looks excellent. I’ll need to try it soon!

  10. WOW…….!!!!!!!

    This is an amazing pasta platter…. !

  11. I had this at a pampered chef party, and it was delicious! I don’t think it had the red pepper flakes though- they sound like a great addition!

  12. This sounds delicious! I’m adding it to my list to try!

  13. How can you miss with bacon, pasta and cream cheese. I can see why this pasta dish is a hit!

    Kristi

  14. We had this for dinner tonight, it was excellent! Even my picky 5 year old loved it. Thank you for posting the recipe 🙂

  15. Love this! Totally linking to it tomorrow 🙂

  16. I’m back again to let you know that this one was another hit! My husband, myself and a friend loved it. The spicy factor was the kicker that gave it it’s good to great factor. And it was great cold the day after. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Oh today i cooked the BLT Pasta and it was so delicious!! My family loved it too.
    Thank you for posting it 😉

  18. Sounds yummy! I love it when I see something and then discover my kitchen contains all the ingredients! Yeah!

  19. How much pasta do you use- a whole box or is this more appropriate for a half box?

 

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