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?

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