Monday, January 11, 2010

Pasta Carbonara

12 oz. Pasta (we use Penne)
1 package (9 oz) frozen peas....(we don't use this, Kendall says gag)
9 slices bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
3/4 cup parmesean cheese

Cook pasta, add peas during last 4 minutes. Drain- reserving 1/2 pot water. Meanwhile, in another pot over medium heat cook bacon til crisp. Drain on a paper towel. Discard all but 2 tblsp. fat from bacon. Add onion cook; stirring often until onions are translucent. Stir in flour: cook stirring one minute. Whisk in milk, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Cook stiring until mixture boils & thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in pasta mix and parmesan...adding reserved pot water to thin if needed. Serves 4

This is one of Mom's Recipes. We love this one !!

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