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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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