Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vegetables in a Bacon and Cheddar sauce over Penne

I adore pasta dishes and this one is one of my favorites, pretty easy to make and packed with flavor of course it has bacon in it :-) It also makes great leftovers for taking to work or the next day having a night off cooking, we all need that once in a while :-)

  • 2 packs of bacon, look for center cut a little leaner
  • one red onion chopped
  • one cup of frozen peas
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • one tablespoon of corn flour or multi purpose
  • one tablespoon of butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • penne or any desired pasta
  • one pack of chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper 
  • a handful of mixed frozen vegetables
  • 2 thick slices of an aged seaside cheddar there's a wonderful British one at Whole Foods 


  1. heat a little olive oil and saute the chopped bacon with onions and garlic for 5 minutes
  2. add bell pepper, vegetables and mushrooms 
  3. continue to simmer on low heat for 10 minutes
  4. meanwhile cook the pasta until al dente and make a white sauce by heating the butter adding corn flour to make roux and slowly adding in the milk and cheese, stirring all the while
  5. mix sauce with bacon and vegetables and add with pasta 
  6. enjoy 

What are your favorite dishes to have leftovers from?

Bookmark and Share


  1. Super delicious! Looks like the perfect meal to me :)

  2. Oooh this looks like a great "mac and cheese" variety. Love all those colorful veggies :)

  3. That looks easy as always do in you recipes.

    When are you due dear friend.
    I had been thinking about you.



  4. perfect pasta... I love this dish, so simple but so delightfully tasty... thanks for your lovely comments the other day, it was indeed a real shame we didn't meet up!

  5. If it's got bacon, I'm in! Sounds fantastic!

  6. Bacon makes everything better. Very colorful dish Rebecca.

  7. Bacon makes everything better! I add a little bacon bits to salad too to make me feel like I'm indulging more than I am!

  8. bacon in pasta i'm sure was a hit! my friends would love this lol. they are bacon lovers! :)

  9. I love pasta dishes especially in the summer...cold or hot :) And of course my sons would love the bacon addition!

  10. I totally agree about the bacon. This sounds delicious, Rebecca, and I'll bet there will be a baby born soon that loves bacon too ;)

  11. Sencillo y delicioso, que más se puede pedir.


  12. I'm thinking this might make an appearance on my table tonight :)

  13. Rebecca this sounds wonderful...Love the bacon and veggies.

  14. Cheddar AND bacon sauce? Oh be still my heart. That just sounds like a complete winner, Rebecca.
    I usually make a plain alio olio. With lots of cheese. :D

  15. Eliana oh thanks so much
    Victoria your right it is like mac and cheese
    Melly oh thanks for asking your so sweet due aug 24th
    Dom oh I will be back to see my Grandparents maybe in the spring
    gloria thanks so much
    yummychunklet he
    Joanne thanks
    Janice ;-)
    Maris he he your funny
    Sam thanks
    Kris oh I need to do that
    Junia :-)
    Triz he he
    Magic would be just as tasty without
    mothers secret recipes thanks
    savoring time in the kitchen he he :-) I guess
    Jose :-)
    Parsley sage oh thats cool hope u like it
    thanks Bo
    sophia oh yours sounds good

  16. I too adore pasta dishes and have devised a wa to make them more enjoyable frequently . I add boiled some pearl barley to a pasta dish and you have to taste it to believe that the barley tastes great with pasta.

  17. That is a lovely and colourful pasta dish you have there. I have noticed you are a big penne fan too :)

  18. I like this kind of simple meal.Thanks for sharing.

  19. Let me think.....bacon? mushrooms? cheese? With pasta?
    Lead me to it!

  20. I love leftovers and can eat anything at any time of day. Bacon in pasta- who knew but HAS to be great.

  21. Bacon AND cheddar SAUCE? You tease, there can't be a real thing like that. Oh sweet heavens, that sounds AMAZING.

  22. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO good. Definitely going into regular rotation :)

  23. Lovely recipe, Rebecca. A bit of bacon adds so much flavor to dishes like this. I know my family will enjoy this.

  24. Yes Reb, we need cooking day off once in awhile. I love the way you put them in a pasta.
    Have a great weekend my dear friend!

  25. OOoh how I wish I could eat bacon 'til I couldn't eat no more!! this looks like a dleicious pasta and I bet I could tweak it to be low (or at least lower) in sodium. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Must be a treat for bacon lovers ~ looks creamy n I love the simplicity of the recipe :)
    US Masala

  27. This looks so delicious Rebecca! I'd love to try and find that Seaside Cheddar at Whole foods. Yum!

  28. oh so yummy! i love the bacon sauce!

  29. Any dish with bacon is a good dish in my eyes. (and in my stomach!) Have a good Friday Rebecca. THanks for sharing another stellar recipe!

  30. Vegs make any pasta better! these look amazing!

  31. A scrumptious sauce! I love penne rigate.



  32. peas, onion, bacon - YUM YUM! perfect bacon and cheddar sauce to put over penne pasta!


  33. sangeeta to be honest never cooked with barley
    3 hungry tummies yep he he i do use that pasta a lot
    Sonia :-)
    Barbara :-)
    Lauren carbonara :-)
    Claire he he you make me smile
    parsley sage enjoy
    Cathy oh thanks hope they like it
    malou oh thanks your so kind enjoy the weekend too
    daily dish :-)
    aipi :-)
    swapna thanks
    EA oh man thats a nice cheese
    teresa :-)
    Roz thanks sweet of you
    Lauren :-)
    Rosa thanks
    kelsey thanks

  34. My family would LOVE this. With bacon and cheddar sauce, what's not to love!

  35. I could eat this all the time. It looks like a cuddle from Mom on a plate.

  36. Very tasty for sure, with bacon and cheddar, yum!

  37. thanks so much Candice
    Maureen oh I couldn't agree more
    5 star foodie thanks :-_)

  38. I love quick pasta dishes anytime...sometimes I even love to eat them cold out of the fridge!
    Will put it in the list for this week, have lots of pasta to cook (disadvantages of shopping at Costco!)

  39. Looks delicious! I love everything that's in there!

  40. Ilke i need to get pasta from there I eat alot he he
    carol thanks

  41. I most often go for a red sauce, but I have to admit that every now and then I crave a great white or cream sauce with my pasta. This is perfect! You can't go wrong with bacon and cheddar!

  42. You really cant go wrong with pasta, bacon and cheddar!

  43. Gorgeous, gorgeous penne dish, Rebecca. I must try the Cheddar cheese for a real pasta treat!

  44. Roz thanks all in moderation with this one he he



Related Posts with Thumbnails