CREAMY BACON BROCCOLI DIJON PASTA

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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4 comments on “CREAMY BACON BROCCOLI DIJON PASTA”

  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!
    Shirley

  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
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