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BLT Pasta

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Adrenaline Hunter host, Bethy Rossos, will be at the Better Living show showing people how to make a rustic pizza on the BBQ. She meets up with us to share another recipe of hers. She makes a BLT- Nastroni. The recipe is not a bacon, lettuce and tomato. It is a Bacon, leek and tomato recipe
Ingredients
  Ribbon pasta 1 Pound
  Leek 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut in half moon shapes and rinsed
  Bacon tips 1⁄2 Pound, rough chopped
  Sundried tomatoes 4 Tablespoon, sliced in strips
  Garlic clove 3 Large, minced
  Mascarpone cheese 5 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 5 Tablespoon
  White wine 1 Cup (16 tbs) (semi dry, choose one you like to drink)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red pepper flakes 1 Pinch
  Cracked black pepper 1 Pinch
  Hazelnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Throw your chopped hazelnuts into a pie pan with a tablespoon of butter and roast in the oven at 350 until golden brown. Don’t forget to stir occasionally. This should take about 8 minutes, but keep an eye on them. Once done remove and keep aside.
2. If you are making pasta from scratch, you can use your favorite recipe, witch takes close to 4 min to cook. If you are using store bought pasta, use the directions on the back of the box or bag, usually from 8 to 12 min.

MAKING
3. Throw your chopped bacon ends in a hot pan and crispy that pig up!
4. Once it is close to the desired crispiness, toss in the leeks, garlic, and sun dried tomatoes. Saute for another 2 to 3 mintues then deglaze with the wine.
5. Once the wine is reduced by half, add in both the mascarpone and heavy cream.

SERVING
6. Once it hits your desired thickness,pour the beautiful sauce onto the drained noodles and top with nuts.
7. Top individual servings with Parmesan cheese. All you really need with this is some nice crusty garlic bread and you have a complete week night dinner!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian American
Course: 
Main Dish
Feel: 
Meaty
Method: 
Saute
Interest: 
Gourmet
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Served as a main, this hearty pasta features all the components of the beloved sandwich—just better! And the lettuce is substituted with leeks! This is an easy but flavorful pasta is great for a hearty lunch or romantic dinner. This recipe is just bursting with flavor from the crispy, salty bacon, tangy-sweet sundried tomatoes, crunchy leeks and nutty hazelnuts, smothered in a rich creamy sauce! And comes together quickly so you can have a gorgeous rustic meal on the table before you know it. It’s even easier if you plan ahead – cook a little extra bacon on the weekend and stash it in the fridge for a week night when you’re just too frazzled to deal with anything more complicated.

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