Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bacon and Tomato Pasta

Halloween and food 006Okay, it’s been way too long since I’ve slipped a bacon recipe in here. 
Besides, I should do a recipe involving pork to celebrate Hickory Smoked Homicide’s release yesterday. My sleuth has her very own barbeque restaurant. (Thanks for the amazing post yesterday, Cleo!)
This bacon and tomato pasta would definitely be a recipe after Lulu’s own heart.  After a long day at the restaurant (not to mention fighting crime in Memphis)  she’d want something quick, easy, and delicious.  This fits the bill.  Fits my bill, too, since I haven’t had a whole lot of time to cook in RileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb[3]the past couple of weeks!
Now…I’ll admit this isn’t the lowest calorie meal out there.  But we can trim it down a bit if we used turkey bacon (not that Lulu would approve the lack of pork there), a lower-fat milk (I did use 1% in this…that’s what we’re drinking at home now), and maybe a low-fat chive and onion cream cheese…not that I could find one at my store! But I’d have been good and gotten it if I’d found it. :)
If you’re in a particular hurry, try real bacon pieces instead of cooking the bacon. I’ve cooked it that way before and thought it was just as good.

Halloween and food 007Bacon and Tomato Pasta (Quick and Easy)

8 oz. chive and onion cream cheese
1 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
1/2 cup of halved cherry tomatoes
6 cups cooked penne pasta
Mix the cream cheese, milk, and Parmesan and cook over medium-high heat until hot and bubbling (stirring frequently).  Stir in bacon, tomatoes, and pasta. 
Hope you’ll check out Lulu’s latest adventure in Hickory Smoked Homicide! Visit Lulu at Dru’s Book Musings, where she had a guest appearance this week!


  1. YUM... I think I know what tonights dinner is :D

  2. Shawn--Ha! You know, this is one of those that's always a fallback recipe for me. That's because it's so quick, both kids love it, and it's tasty!

  3. Comfort food for a cold night, Elizabeth. I love go-to recipes like this.

    ~ Krisya

  4. BACON!! Woot! I must join your lovely Lulu in delight at seeing bacon back in your ingredient list. :)

    Another super recipe for a quick, tasty meal. Thank you, Elizabeth/Riley - and congrats again on the release of HICKORY SMOKED HOMICIDE!

    ~ Cleo

  5. Krista--And it HAS been cold! I forgot to ask if y'all had had snow up there--particularly Cleo, I'm thinking.

    Cleo--Bacon!! And thanks so much again. :)

  6. I love this easy recipe, especially the bacon part.

  7. Dru--It's the very best part! Besides the fact it takes no time at all. :)

  8. Eliabeth, this looks and sounds so good! Do you use a "Boursin" like cheese spread? I can't wait to try it!!

    Enjoy your release week!!!


  9. Nanc--I've used Boursin before and I've also just used a Philadelphia-brand cream cheese. Hope you'll enjoy it!

  10. Riley, congrats on the launch of your new book. And, ahem, doesn't bacon and/or cheese go with anything? LOL


  11. Well I have to say this was a huge hit! It will remain in circulation.

    Thank you!