Tuesday, February 1, 2011

BLT pasta

This was a fun change up on a BLT sandwich which is a family favorite in our house!

BLT Pasta
from cookscountry.com

2 T. butter
2 slices hearty white sandwich bread, cubed
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled, reserving 2 T fat
1 onion, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb orecchiette pasta
salt and pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 (5oz) bag baby arugula
1 c grated parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and reserve 1 1/2 c cooking liquid. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook bread cubes until browned, stirring frequently.  Remove to a bowl. Cook onions and garlic in reserved bacon fat until soft, adding salt and pepper to taste. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl adding reserved pasta water to desired consistency. Top with cooked bread cubes and serve. 

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