Canadian Bacon and Mozzarella Penne Pasta Recipe

Canadian Bacon and Mozzarella Penne Pasta Recipe

How To Make Canadian Bacon and Mozzarella Penne Pasta

Loaded with juicy Canadian bacon, gooey mozzarella, and coated in a luscious tomato sauce; this penne pasta makes a rich and belly-filling meal!

Preparation: 12 minutes
Cooking: 33 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½lbfresh mozzarella
  • 1garlic clove
  • tbspolive oil
  • ¾tspsalt
  • red pepper flakes,dried
  • ¼cupfresh parsley,chopped
  • 1small onion
  • cuptomatoes in thick puree,(one 15 oz can), canned, crushed
  • ¼cupwater
  • ¾lbpenne
  • ½lbCanadian bacon

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mozzarella, garlic, 1½ tablespoons of the oil, ¼ teaspoon of the salt, ¼ teaspoon of red-pepper flakes and the parsley.

  2. In a large saucepan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over moderately low heat. Cook the onion for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until translucent.

  3. Add the tomatoes, water, the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and a pinch of red-pepper flakes. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

  4. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta for about 13 minutes until just done. Reserve ¼ cup of the pasta-cooking water. Drain.

  5. Toss the pasta with the tomato sauce, mozzarella mixture and Canadian bacon. If the sauce seems too thick, add some of the reserved pasta-cooking water.

  6. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 642.68kcal
  • Fat: 24.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.77g
  • Fiber: 3.83g
  • Sugar: 5.62g
  • Protein: 35.98g
  • Cholesterol: 72.01mg
  • Sodium: 788.36mg
  • Calcium: 324.27mg
  • Potassium: 813.18mg
  • Iron: 2.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 140.75µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.17mg
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