Fettuccine noodles with fresh tomatoes, bacon, and fresh basil, finished off with baby arugula and spinach, topped with olive oil and fresh Parmesan and Romano cheese.
Does your family love pasta like we do? It’s just the perfect thing to make in a pinch on those “what’s for dinner” — oops I haven’t planned a darn thing kind of night. I keep an assortment of pasta in my pantry, for just those types of nights.
This particular pasta dish, is just perfect for the summertime. Bursting with freshness and flavors of summer. Do you have a garden? My son has one, and just loves to pick those fresh tomatoes. He LOVES them! Honestly, if I put a bowl of cherry tomatoes on the counter, he will eat them like candy!
We eat BLT’s like one a week when the tomatoes are homegrown. I never tire of them. So when I saw this recipe for BLT Pasta on my Secret Recipe Club assigned blog for this month, A Day in the Life On the Farm, I new I had to try it!
This isn’t my first time cooking from Wendy’s blog. In December of 2014, I made these Chocolate Pudding Cookies — which are now a favorite around here! My dad even requests them!
Wendy and her husband are retired police officers that decided to get away from the big city and make the most out of their 12 acres in the country. They raise chickens, turkeys and pigs and grow lots of fruits and have large gardens, too. They have a blended family of 2 girls and 2 boys, and are proud grandparents.
- 1 pound (16 ounce package) Fettuccine - can substitute any pasta you like
- 1 small onion, diced (about 2/3 cup)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 pound bacon, cut into bite sized pieces (I used about 8 thick cut slices)
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved (I quartered Campari tomatoes - 2cups)
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 1 large handful of organic baby arugula & spinach leaves
- 1/3 cup fresh basil, chiffonade
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil flavored with finely chopped fresh basil leaves
- Grated Parmesan Romano Cheese for serving
Adapted from BLT Pasta - A Day in the Life on the Farm
Can use 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning in place of fresh basil for flavoring
One more thing before I go, if you use a lot of fresh herbs, like I do, you really need to get these scissors. Sure, you can use a knife to get the same effect, but these make it SO easy! Check them out!
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