Photo Updated January 2013
Dear Paula Deen,
First of all, let me apologize for saying that your newest cookbook – The Deen Family Cookbook – was hit and miss. I did try many recipes from it before I made that statement, but I hadn’t tried this recipe yet. And let me tell you – this recipe is reason alone to buy this cookbook. Sure, it’s not even close to healthy, but really – do we really expect healthy from the queen of butter? But next time I’m looking for comfort on a plate, I’ll be opening this book up to this recipe and making myself a big bowl of this delicious pasta. It really is one of the most delicious pasta dishes I’ve tried lately! Thank you for making me once again believe in Paula Deen!
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Tomatoes, bacon and cream cheese make up the sauce for this easy pasta recipe.
- 1/2 pound bacon
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
- salt and pepper
- 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces
- 1 pound uncooked pasta
- In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Pour off all but 1/4 cup of the bacon grease.
- Add the yellow onion to the grease and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add in the tomatoes and crumble in the bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. Add in the cream cheese and stir until melted.
- Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add the sauce and toss to combine.
- Serve immediately.
- from The Deen Family Cookbook