Friday, September 10, 2010

Pappardelle with Bacon Cream Sauce



Friday meals need to be two things: easy and indulgent.

I'm ready to have a fantastic meal on Friday night because I'm ready to celebrate the end of another week and a couple of days of rest. However, there is still one factor to consider - I'm tired. 

Recently, there is a meal I've started making when I get home on Friday nights that fits both criteria:  Pappardelle with a Bacon Cream sauce.

Pappardelle is a wide noodle and egg based pasta. It tastes delicate yet really compliments this sauce.  I don't use it everyday so it feels special to use it for this type of meal. I really don't have a lot to explain with the Bacon Cream sauce except that I use grated aged gouda to really give the sauce some flavor.  Besides that it speaks for itself.

Have another great weekend everyone.

Pappardelle with Bacon Cream Sauce
8 oz Pappardelle 
5 oz bacon chopped
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
4 oz aged gouda

Boil the Pappardelle pasta according to the instructions. (It usually won't take long so make sure you time it right with the sauce) Put the chopped bacon on medium high in a skillet and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon and pour off grease. Then add the heavy cream to deglaze the pan and reduce down until thick. Add the cheese and stir until melted and incorporate. Pour over the pasta and top with the bacon.


17 comments:

  1. Oh, I wish I could have a plate of these right now!!!!!!!!!!! You are making me realize I want to cook more papardelle!

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  2. Yum, that looks really simple and good!

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  3. That looks insanely good but then anything is made better with the addition of cream, bacon and cheese :o)

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  4. Hello gorgeous, pass the plate please

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  5. Oh, yum! Bacon must be in the air; I just blogged about Bacon Waffles for National Waffle Week. I so want to eat this. I have some bacon left...maybe my Saturday What's-for-dinner is answered... :) I'll let you know :)

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  6. easy yet indulgent it is! Love the simplicity of this dish, yet the flavor is not sacrificed.

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  7. Anything with bacon has got to be fabulous! Ohhhh....and cream and gouda! Good God I would like some!

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  8. Delicious! just added this as a recipe RAVE to our list!!

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  9. This is my ideal Friday night meal with a glass of red...marvelous!

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  10. Oh, the thought of bacon cream sauce gives me the shakes!

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  11. I really think that Friday is the right day for making such food. It definitely looks yummy. I should probably try that recipe sometime.

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  12. I cooked this for my girl last night and she liked it a lot, thanks.
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  13. That looks so yummy. I would love to try this dish sometime. My family would love it.
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  14. I tried adding some smoked ham for added flavor, thanks.

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