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pasta with bacon

This is one of my family’s favorite recipes and it is so quick, so easy.  We’ve modified it from a Food Network recipe.  It’s sure to become one of your family’s favorites, too!

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Bacon and Leeks over Pasta
A quick, yet delicious weeknight meal that your family will love. Leeks, from the onion family, are enough to add flavor without overpowering the other ingredients.
Weeknight Meals
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Weeknight Meals
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings from the skillet. Add the leeks to the drippings in the skillet. Season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for about another 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream and cook until it begins to thicken, about 2 minutes. Add the pasta to the skillet along with the parmesan, half of the bacon and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat, To serve, top with the remaining bacon, more parmesan and parsley.
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