Ah…finally Friday! After last weeks long weekend and the kids finally going back to school, I am ready for this Mitten Movie Night. If your like me then put your feet up and dig into this delicious and creamy Bacon Shells & Cheese.
This week I made a pasta that comes together quickly. As always, enjoying with some amazing craft beer, Lagunitas Lucky 13, which is one of my husband’s favorites. Still not 100% percent set on what we’re watching but it may be Bad Grandpa. It came in our Netflix disc queue but I don’t know if I’m sold on it. What are your thoughts?
When I pulled out the bowl that I usually place my pasta in I realized that it has held up very well. It was a gift from my cousin for my wedding. That means this month it is 13 years old! It’s so beautiful and gives any pasta I put into it a beautiful presentation. So enough reminiscing let’s get into it.
When I say that this pasta comes together quickly, I’m not exaggerating. Start your pasta to boil and your diced bacon to cook according to package directions, they take approximately the same amount of time. While they are both cooking chop your vegetables.
Once your pasta has cooked drain and set aside. Once bacon has cooked remove from the pan and reserve 1 tsp. of the bacon grease. Not too much but enough to keep the flavor. In the same pan melt 1 Tbs. butter in the bottom then add onions and zucchini. Soften for around 3 minutes. Add tomatoes. Sautee quickly. Over the top of the vegetables sprinkle the flour and stir. Pour in milk. Bring to a simmer and add Parmesan cheese, Italian cheese, garlic powder and pepper. Let thicken, which should take about 2-3 minutes. Put your pasta and bacon back into the pan. Transfer to beautiful serving bowl, garnish with more cheese & basil. And here you are…..
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
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