Phew!   That was a long title for this pasta.  I did not know what to call this pasta dish - there were so many components but so easy to whip up too.  And did I mention mighty tasty? I love coming up with new pasta dishes with just what I have on hand.  Actually I did not know what to make for dinner tonight....peaked in the fridge and away I went.
4 slices of bacon, chopped small
about 1 -1 1/2 cups broccoli florets, cut into small bite sized pieces
2 large crimini mushrooms, diced small
3 minced garlic cloves
1 large leak, sliced, and finely chopped
1 heaping Tblsp. Dijon mustard
1 cup chicken stock
2/3 cup SCD cream or regular cream
salt and pepper
1 tsp. dried Thyme
1 Tblsp. minced Fresh Flat leaf Italian Parsley
1 pkg. Tinkyada Spaghetti Pasta
In a medium saucepan brown the bacon bits on medium heat.  Remove to a plate lined with paper towel to absorb any excess renderings.  Add the mushrooms to the pan, sauteing until golden.  Then add in the leaks, and garlic, sauteing for another 3-4 minutes.

Pour in the chicken stock, scraping up any brown bits, and add the broccoli florets, dried Thyme, salt and pepper, lid on and at a low simmer, for about 4 minutes.
As this is cooking, put on the Pasta to cook as per directions.
Keep the veggies and stock on a low heat, and just before the pasta is done, add in the Dijon Mustard and cream stirring to combine.  Pour in a couple of large handfuls of Parmesan cheese, mixing well, drain the pasta and add to the vegetable cream sauce.  Toss well, adding in the fresh Flat Leaf Parsley.  Serve with a generous sprinkling of the bacon bits and extra Parmesan cheese.

Ina Gawne
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  1. Oh, Ina, your title alone had me drooling, so I'm glad you kept it "long" and included all the key ingredients in it! 🙂 I agree that pasta dishes are so easy to throw together. I made Mr. GFE happy with one I made on Thursday and leftovers last night. It really couldn't have been easier. We'd totally love this recipe of yours, too. Always love your step-by-step tutorials and that final photo ... it looks so creamy and delicious. Will whip this one up the next time I have some bacon--thanks!

  2. MMMMMMMMMMMMM,...this was a lovely feats in real flavours, dear Ina! Sorry that I haven't been here for a while but I have been sick 2 times in 1 month & I had to study for my final Spanish exams. I had 82%. I also went on a Spanish trip to Malaga!

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May 27, 2011