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Gorgonzola Bacon Penne

Gorgonzola Bacon Penne

This is a very rich and delicious dish, that is well balanced by the green peas. I had to fend my son off three times to save my husband a portion. This is a gluten free recipe.

8 strips bacon
1 package gluten free penne
1 medium yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. gluten free flour
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. dry parsley
2 c. frozen green peas
2 c. half and half
2 oz. crumbled gorgonzola cheese
salt to taste

Cook the pasta according to its directions and set it aside. In a large sauté pan cook the bacon over medium heat until it is crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan and set it on paper towels to drain. Add the garlic and the onion to the pan with the bacon grease. Sauté the garlic and onion for three minutes, stirring often. Sprinkle the gluten free flour over the garlic and onions and continue cooking for three minutes, stirring often. Add the green peas and continue cooking for another three minutes. Add the half and half, pepper, and parsley and cook for another five minutes, stirring often, until the mixture is smooth. Add the pasta and gorgonzola and cook for another minute, stirring constantly, to combine all of the ingredients. Remove the pasta from the heat, and salt to taste. Chop the bacon into bite sized pieces and sprinkle it on top of, or stir it into, the penne. Enjoy! 


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This sophisticated version of pumpkin pie is amazingly smooth & rich. It is also Gluten-Free & free of Refined Sugar. 


29oz pumpkin puree - 1 lg. can
1 stick unsalted butter - softened
8oz cream cheese - softened
5 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 c. honey
1 c. GF flour 

Whipped cream:

1 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Honey to drizzle on top.

Making it Happen:

Combine all of the ingredients for the pie in a mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until well combined. When the batter is smooth, pour it into a greased 9x13 baking pan and bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees for one hour.

Allow the pie to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.

To make the whipped cream, blend the chilled heavy cream in a chilled bowl on high speed until it begins to thicken, add the vanilla and continue blending until the cream is thick. 

Plate pie with whipped cream & drizzle with honey. Enjoy!