Wednesday, April 7, 2010

BLT Mac N Cheese
5 cups water
8 slices bacon
4 oz sharp white cheddar cheese
1 oz parmesan cheese
4 oz cream cheese
1 lb corkscrew pasta (or elbow)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coarsley ground black pepper
1 green onion, finely sliced
3 lg plum tomatoes

To start pasta mixture. bring water to a boil in an 8 qt stockpot.
Meanwhile, slice bacon crosswise into thin strips. Place in skillet; cook over med heat 8-10 min or until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet to paper towel-lined plate.
Add pasta, cream cheese, grated cheese, salt and black pepper into boiling water in stockpot. Cover and simmer vigorously 5 min, stirring occasionally. Add green onion into pasta mixture. Cook, uncovered 5-7 min or until pasta is cooked to desired tenderness and sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, cut tomatoes in half lengthwise, remove cores and scrape out seeds. Dice tomatoes. Reserve 1/4cup for garnish. Remove stockpot from heat; stir in remainng tomatoes and half of the bacon. Spoon pasta mixture into serving bowl and garnish with reserved tomatoes and bacon. Enjoy!

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