Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bacon and/or Ham Rotini

I originally had a recipe for the dish, but have lost it and have made it so many times that I don't need it anymore. It is one of those dishes that you can make by using what you have on hand. You just need onion, mushrooms, ham or bacon or both, american cheese and some pasta.

  • Saute small pieces of bacon or ham in a pan until crisp until they render the fat and flavor into the pan then remove from pan and set aside.
  • Place chopped onion and mushrooms pieces in the pan and saute in the bacon drippings
  • Boil pasta according to package directions; the original recipe called for Rotini shaped pasta, but I have used whatever shape I have had in the pantry. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water before draining the cooked pasta
  • Return meat to the pan with onions and mushrooms, add cooked pasta and then start adding small pieces of sliced American cheese (I have always used White American) along with the reserved pasta water. Combine until cheese is melted and dish is hot.
Serve with a salad or veggies.

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