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Leek, Bacon, and Pasta

Leek, Bacon, and Pasta

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This is our family's take on a dish my husband saw on TV (I believe the original used pancetta and some hard-to-find ingredients). It's super tasty and quick. Always a big hit at my house and we rarely have leftovers.

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 449 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.1g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 619 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.
  2. Fry diced bacon in a large skillet until browned, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon into a bowl with a slotted spoon, leaving drippings in skillet. Cook and stir leek and cremini mushrooms in the hot bacon drippings until mushrooms are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Return bacon to skillet and stir in bow-tie pasta. Gently mix in sour cream and season with black pepper and parsley. Top with Parmesan cheese to serve.
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We made this recipe tonight and loved it. We didn't have any mushrooms at home, but it was wonderful without them. This recipe is flexible so that you can add more leeks (as we did) and other ingredients to suit your tastes, just remember to balance any added dry with moist ingredients. It was definitely a hit at our house, and we'll make it again.


Great recipe! I was able to use only one pot. We used Rotelle because my 7 year old son picked the pasta and thought it looked cooler, Apple smoked bacon, more leek than the recipe suggests because the one I had was huge, baby bellas and light sour cream. The cook time is not 20 minutes if you read the directions and it could take longer depending on your bacon. The parsley was good, but I might try basil or a mix of fresh herbs next time.


we really enjoyed this and per usual i used what i had on hand.. doubled the leeks and had to halve the bacon (but definitely want to try it with the entire amount!) used portabella mushrooms and added a lot more parm, parsley, and yogurt (in place of sour cream).. and salted to taste.. this was a nice simple lunch for us.. ty for the recipe