Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Delicious, Rich and Ready in 10 Minutes

Welcome to a Foodie Edition of The Cherry On Top.

Have you got picky eaters in the house?  I've got two!  My oldest is so picky.  His list of foods he likes is tiny and it makes meal time a real challenge.

Lately, he is on a bacon kick.  It was towards the end of the week.  Ingredients were low and I had to use whatever was left in the fridge to come up with something the family would like.  Here are the ingredients for this creamy bacon pasta recipe.  This meal is seriously ready in under 10 minutes and it's fresh!

fresh pasta 
diced scallion (tiny)
dice garlic (one clove)
bacon (full pack)
cream cheese (one pack)
1/2 cup of shredded cheese
milk or cream

Tip:  Puree those veggies if the kids don't like them.  If peas are acceptable add those.

As your water is boiling for your fresh pasta, prep the sauce.  Use a touch of oil or butter just to coat your pan a bit and add the onion and garlic.  Don't let them brown.  (If they start to brown, check to see you have a low fire and just go ahead and add your bacon.) Let them cook for just a minute and add your bacon and some pepper.  Check your water and add the fresh pasta.  Tip:  If you are making dry pasta it will take double the amount of time or more.  Don't start your sauce until your pasta is already in the boiling water.

When the bacon is cooked to your liking, add the cream cheese.  

Once it is all melted through, add your cheese and if it is too thick, add milk one tablespoon at a time until your desired consistency.  You can use sour cream or cream as well.  Empty out that fridge!

There we go!  Much better.

Add a bit of dry parsley if you like.  Take a taste and see if it could use another dash of pepper.

Strain your pasta and serve!  Liam absolutely loved this meal and told me I needed to make it again.  Try it and see if your picky eater feels the same.

Here's your recipe card.

If you need some more meal inspiration check out these tips for picky eaters and check here and here for lunch ideas.

Thanks for checking out The Cherry!

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