Bow Tie Pasta with Bacon and Mushrooms

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This recipe begins with healthy, 100% whole grain Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Bow Ties The bow ties get tossed together with fresh mushrooms and a creamy, bacon-flavored tomato sauce that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Paired with a warmed up nice loaf of bread, tossed together a simple salad and dinner was served.



Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta for 7-9 minutes or until al dente.  Drain and set aside.  In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes.  Remove bacon from the skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.  Set aside.  Remove all but one tablespoon of bacon drippings from the skillet and add the onion and garlic to the skillet.  Sauté onions and garlic for 3 minutes.  Add mushrooms and continue cooking and stirring until the mushrooms begin to soften, about 4 more minutes.  Add the flour to the skillet and stir until no longer visible, about 1 minute.  Add the crushed tomatoes and thyme to the mixture and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.  Return sauce to a boil and add the cream.  Stir until sauce is heated through, reduce heat to low and add the pasta, bacon and parsley.  Toss everything together and serve immediately.


Makes 4-6 adult-sized servings. Print this Recipe

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