Since this super tasty pasta dish has bacon in it, it’s okay to eat it for breakfast.
This is a rule that I made up for myself as I warmed up some leftovers of this yummy pasta and had them for breakfast. And it was so good too.
Since this pasta dish is ultra delish it doesn’t matter what time of day you have it.
But you may want to hold off until at least lunch or all day you’ll be saying to yourself, did I really eat pasta for breakfast?
This dish is especially good when the blue cheese is warm but not all the way melted. It also goes great with a salad or piece of garlic bread. Or even both.
I love to keep pasta on hand in the pantry because there are so many things to make with it.
But I’m pasta challenged when it comes to using up an entire package of one type of pasta.
It never fails, there always seems to be just a little left in a package that I don’t use because it’s not enough for a meal.
And then I’m left with a bunch of small portions of random pasta. Does this ever happen to you?
So when my random pasta collection starts to get out of control, I throw them all into a pot of boiling water and make a random pasta meal.
The different sizes and shapes of pasta actually make a fun meal when topped with marinara sauce or made into a casserole.
So enough about pasta already.
Let’s check out the ingredients.
Mostaccioli pasta (or penne pasta), crumbled blue cheese, real bacon bits or crumbled bacon, butter, olive oil, garlic powder, fresh Italian parsley, green onions, salt and pepper.
Here’s how to make it:
Chop the parsley, and
the green onion. Set aside.
In a medium size pan, boil water….
…and add the pasta. Cook the pasta until al-dente.
Drain the pasta.
Once all of the water is drained, put the pasta back into the pan.
Add the butter,
salt and pepper, and
Heat the pan on low heat just long enough to melt the butter (about 4 minutes). Stir all ingredients together as the butter is melting.
While the pasta is warm add the blue cheese, and
Stir all ingredients together.
Garnish with the green onions and additional blue cheese. Serve while warm and…
Here are some more recipes with blue cheese
Spicy and sweet shrimp salad
Three cheese and orange zest sandwich
Grilled blue cheese and bacon basil turkey burgers
Mostaccioli Pasta with Blue Cheese and Bacon
Yield: Serves 2
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
1 cup uncooked Mostaccioli pasta (or penne pasta)
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon real bacon bits or crumbled bacon (heaping)
¼ teaspoon garlic powder (heaping)
5 dashes salt (or salt to taste)
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese (for the pasta dish)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
¼ cup chopped green onion (for garnish)
2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese (for garnish)
Cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta. Once all of the water is drained, put the pasta back into the pan. Add the butter, bacon, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Heat the pan on low heat just long enough to melt the butter (about 4 minutes). Stir all ingredients together as the butter is melting. While the pasta is warm add the blue cheese, and the parsley. Garnish with the green onions and additional blue cheese. Serve while warm.