Je Tries to Cook: Bacon and Penne Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Published on January 04, 2015

Bacon and Penne Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce
I cooked this pasta dish a couple of months ago. I was trying to recover my old files from my dead laptop when I realized that this is one of my many backlogs! Do you remember the time when my best friend tagged me along to the National Pasta Month celebration? In the said event, I was one of the lucky winners who took home some goodies from Dona Elena Al Dente Pasta. I made this very simple pasta dish using their penne pasta.

I love pasta dishes, whether it’s tomato-based or cream-based. But if you can have the best of both, will you say no? Because I love pasta dishes in creamy tomato sauce, I decided to have my own take of my personal favorite.


INGREDIENTS:

DSC_2362 olive oil
1/8 cup all purpose cream
3/4 cup spaghetti sauce
1/8 cup milk
Parmesan cheese
250g penne pasta cooked as per package instructions

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bacon
minced garlic
chopped white onion
salt and pepper to taste


DIRECTIONS:

1. Put the diced bacon in a preheated pan. Don’t ask me how much bacon I put because I didn’t really care. You can never go wrong with bacon, anyway! :p

2. If the bacon has turned brown, set it aside. Make a small room in the center of the pan. Put just a tiny amount of the olive oil. You don’t need much because we already have the fats from the bacon.

3. Sauté the onions. Once translucent, add in the garlic.

4. Add the spaghetti sauce and water. Wait for it to simmer.

5. Add the milk, cream, salt, pepper and cheese. Let it simmer in very low heat.

6. Mix the cooked pasta with the sauce. Top it with Parmesan cheese.


Didn’t I tell you that this is such a simple pasta dish?! This was actually my first time to try it, and I am just so glad that it turned out really well! I served this during dinner along with my homemade pepperoni pizza! =)

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* All photos were taken with a Nikon D60

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8 comments

  1. Saraaaap! Madalang ako gumamit ng penne fave ko kasi ang linguini pero okay din yan sya madali kumapit ang lasa. Try mo rin sis yung pasta sauces ng Clara Ole, they come in many vairants (3-cheese, chunky tomato w/ basil, pesto, kung pao, etc.), under P40 lang per pack, very convenient lalo na pag good for two people lang ang lulutuin mong pasta. Noodle, meat at cheese (sometimes I add onions and/or garlic!) na lang ang idadagdag, malasa sya. :)

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    1. Hindi pa ako maka-try ng iba dahil squatter pa ako sa bahay ng nanay ko. Haha! Niluluto ko lang kung anong bilhin niya. Never pa yata kami nag-try ng hindi Del Monte. Kapag nakalipat na ako ng bahay, ita-try ko yang Clara Ole dahil 2 na lang kami ni hubby na kakain. :)

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  2. Looks yummy! Magkano ba ang parmesan cheese?

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    1. 100+ yata 'tong brand na 'to e. Hindi ko na matandaan hihi.

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  3. Yes,may bago ka na namang blogging series :) "Je Tries to Cook"#pwede ;)

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    1. Matagal na 'to. May Je Tries to Bake nga rin ako. Haha! :p

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  4. Yey for pasta dishes. Ayan nagluto ka na naman, may magluluto na naman nyan..,

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    1. Luma na 'to, Tol. Ni-reshare ko lang uli sa FB page. Pero, sana ma-revive ko bago pa man... hahaha! :p

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