B.L.T. Pasta – I’ll Have the Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato…Hold theSandwich

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Ingredients for 4 portions:


1 tbsp olive oil


8 oz bacon


2 garlic cloves minced


2 tsp lemon zest


2/3 cup eat. live. travel. write, for something called, “BLT Pasta,” and I immediately had one of those, “why didn’t I think of that” moments. By the way, I have four or five of those moments a day.



Since I get so many food wishes for pasta recipes, I figured I would give it a go. Plus, as luck would have it, I had some arugula in the fridge just begging to be used. I knew that this combination would taste great, but I wasn’t prepared for just how great.




I decided to use crème fraiche as the main sauce ingredient, and it worked beautifully. It was just rich enough, and the fermented cream’s subtle nuttiness was an excellent foil for the smoky meat, sweet tomatoes, and bitter greens. As I mentioned in the video, crème fraiche is pretty easy to find, but of course we’ll encourage you to crème fraiche


2 cups halved cheery tomatoes


3-4 cups roughly chopped arugula or other salad greens


2 cups macaroni, cooked, drained
grated Parmesan

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