Monday, March 23, 2009

Pasta Carbonara

I'm still alive... I know I haven't been posting very freqyently. We had a house guest last week, so I tried to limit my computer time, LOL. I made this for dinner 2 weeks ago ( I'm such a slacker), when I wanted to use items I had on hand. I wasn't too crazy about it, but Hubby, Mr.B and Queenie all ate like it was their last meal, LOL. It isn't a traditional Pasta Carbonaro ( bacon and egg pasta). It's more of a bacon and cheese pasta. I added mushrooms, since I desperately needed to use them up.


Pasta Carbonarra

3 cups uncooked penne pasta
6 slices bacon, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup onions, diced
1 1/4 cups milk
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened & cubed
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels, reserve 3 Tablespoons drippings, Saute garlic and onion in drippings until tender. Add the milk, cream cheese and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and bacon; heat through. Toss with pasta. Serve.

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