Monday, November 2, 2009

Alfredo Pasta

Tuesdays at the Table
Lovely Yellow Ribbons

Tasty Tuesday
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The other day I was craving pasta like nobody's business and THIS really hit the spot. This recipe is from The Food Network's "The Neely's".
The Recipe:
1 lb linquine or fettucine
Kosher salt
4 slices of bacon
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 teas red pepper flakes
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons finely grated fontina cheese (I used Parmesan)
1 lemon zested
4 tablespoons chiffonade basil leaves

Bring a lg pot of salted water over medium heat to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until el dente.
Cook the bacon in a lg saucepan, over medium heat until crisp. remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and saute until tender, roughly 3 minutes. Stir in the red pepper flakes, season with salt and pepper, to taste, and saute until fragrants. Add the heavy cream and simmer until thick, about 4 minutes, being careful not to burn the mixture.. Stir in the cheese and lemon zest.
Drain the pasta and add to the saucepan. Carefully toss the pasta in the sauce. Add the bacon and season with salt and pepper, to taste. transfer to platter and garnish with basil. Serve immediately.

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Thanks to Cole at All the Small Stuff for hosting Tuesdays at the Table. Thanks to Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for hosting Tasty Tuesday.


cindy said...

That looks amazing!!!! Every once in awhile I get a hankering for alredo...will have to give it a try. Looks yum! :D

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Liz said...

Yum! Love pasta! Love the Neely's. They are so cute! This looks pretty easy...I might have to give it a try...


Robin said...

I love the Neely's!!! This looks great and I'm wanting some now!!!
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Tracy said...

That looks sooo good Lisa!
Hope you are doing well!

Cole said...

Aren't the Neely's awesome?!?!

This does sound great!

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