Happy Monday Friends!!! Did you know that today is National Noodle Day… yep! So I joined up with 11 other awesome bloggers to bring you some great recipes using noodles! Gotta love noodles! I love pasta and one of the many reasons is you can whip up a pasta dish with just about anything. I decided to have fun and create a recipe with some of my favorite things. I made a delicious Creamy Garlic, Bacon and Tomato Penne with Mozzarella Balls!
It was amazing! I love it when a recipe comes together so well and this one did. It’s one of those recipes where I was savoring every bite!
It has a delicious creamy sauce that coats all the noodles with just enough flavor without drowning them.
And the mozzarella balls as they melt just add to the creamy sauce… it’s divine I tell you!
Here’s the amazing pasta recipe…
Creamy Garlic, Bacon and Tomato Penne with Mozzarella Balls
- 1/2lb Penne Pasta
- 1lb bacon (cut into bite sized chunks)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons basil, chopped finely
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 roma tomatoes (chopped into bite sized chunks)
- 5 mozzarella balls
- 3 basil leaves (chopped)
|Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add salt and your penne pasta. Cook as recommended on packaging.|
|In a pan brown your sliced bacon over medium heat till crisp. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain.|
|Remove any additional grease from your pan. Add your olive oil and better to the pan. Once butter melts add the flour and whisk till the flour is combined evenly.|
|Slowly pour in the milk whisking quickly to combine. Add the garlic, basil, Parmesan cheese and tomato and let simmer a few minutes while the pasta finishes cooking.|
|Add the drained pasta to the pan and mix to coat. Lower temperature to lowest setting and add the mozzarella balls. I tore mine in half, but you can do as you like.|
|Add your fresh basil and serve.|
I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we did…
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Don’t they look good….Domestically Speaking