Friday, September 29, 2006

Parmesan Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Submitted by: Angela Mills

**Disclaimer: This recipe is fattening.**

2 cups heavy cream
1 cube chicken bouillon
3/4-1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
1 tbsp. cornstarch, mixed with equal parts water
1 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, in a jar, in oil
1 (16 oz.) pkg. bow tie pasta
3/4 cup bacon
1/4 cup butter
1 cup diced red onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup chopped green onion
1 lb. grilled skinless, boneless chicken breast, diced
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook 2 cups of cream until just bubbling. Watch carefully, to ensure that it doesn't boil over. Stir in bouillon and Parmesan cheese. Stir with a whisk until dissolved. Add cornstarch mixture, and simmer until sauce is thickened, stirring constantly. Mix in the sun-dried tomatoes, cover and set aside.

2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

3. Melt butter in a dutch oven over medium heat. Saute red onion until soft and traslucent. Stir in garlic and cooked bacon, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in green onions, chicken and 1 cup cream. Cook, stirring, until cream is heated through. Add Parmesan cream sauce, and heat through. Toss with cooked pasta until evenly coated, and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

1 comment:

Angela said...

This is so good and rivals any restaurant meal you can get. It makes quite a bit and I think you could probably get about six servings from it. Be prepared for a lot of clean up because it uses several pots and pans. Also, I got this recipe from and someone who reviewed the recipes suggested that you do all of the prep work (chopping, dicing, measuring) beforehand because things go quite fast while cooking it. I did that and not only did I think I was on Food Network (with kids screaming all around me) but it truly was easier. It would be good with bread and a salad. Somethings I did differently...

-I used about 5 cloves of garlic because I like the flavor.
-My chicken breast wasn't grilled just pan fried.
-Forgot the parsley