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BLT Pasta

crispy bacon, tender leeks + tomatoes, tangy sauce, bowtie pasta

Serves: 2 | Time to Table: 30 minutes | Calories: 509 | Protein Category: Pork | Allergens: Contains Wheat (Pasta) + Milk (Parmesan) | Excellent Source of: Fiber, Iron, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Calcium, Potassium


Equipment:

  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Colander
  • - Large Skillet
  • - Liquid Measuring Cup
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Medium Saucepan
  • - Tongs

What You Need:

  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt

What We Send:

  • - Bacon
  • - bow-tie pasta
  • - Leeks
  • - Minced Ginger
  • - Mixed Cherry Tomatoes
  • - Parsley
  • - Red Wine Vinegar
  • - shredded Parmesan

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

The herbal, grassy notes of a Grüner Veltliner will be an awesome partner to the leeks and parsley.

Beer Pairings

A Pilsner for sure to complement the rich bacon sauce!

TK Table Talk:

What’s something that you like to do the old-fashioned way?

What To Do:

BLT (Bacon, Leek + Tomato) Pasta - Step 1

1. Cook Pasta: Bring salted water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add pasta and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente; drain, reserving ¼ cup pasta water.

BLT (Bacon, Leek + Tomato) Pasta - Step 2

2. Prep Ingredients: Cut tomatoes in half. Chop parsley. Chop bacon.

BLT (Bacon, Leek + Tomato) Pasta - Step 3

3. Cook Bacon: Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp. Remove from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet, and drain on paper towels.

4. Make Sauce: Add leeks to rendered bacon fat. Cook 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and cook 2 more minutes. Deglaze pan with vinegar. Add tomatoes and ¼ cup pasta water. Simmer 4 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.

BLT (Bacon, Leek + Tomato) Pasta - Step 4

5. Finish Pasta: Stir pasta, bacon, and parsley into sauce.

To Serve: Divide pasta between 2 serving plates. Sprinkle with cheese.

Pro Tip:

Turn water into wine. Substitute red wine for the red wine vinegar.
Spice it Up!: Stir ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper into the bacon drippings to spice up the sauce.

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