7/20/09

Review and Recipes: Bowtie Alfredo Carbonara, Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes and Garlic Bread

Bowtie Alfredo Carbonara, Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes
and Garlic Bread



We all really liked this meal! It was a great way to use some of the homegrown tomatoes we've been given! We all had a nice-sized serving, and there's plenty for Larry's lunch tomorrow, too!


Here's a re-post of the recipes:

Monday - Bowtie Alfredo Carbonara, Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes and Garlic Bread



Bowtie Alfredo Carbonara

2 cups fresh, sliced mushrooms
½ - 1 cup chopped onion
8 pieces bacon, chopped (Can substitute Canadian bacon, but you will need to add a bit of butter, olive oil, water or broth for sautéing Canadian bacon, mushrooms and onions.)

16 oz. bowtie pasta, prepared according to package directions

White sauce: (can use jarred Alfredo)

3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Italian seasonings (optional)
3 c. milk, warmed for a few seconds in the microwave - Do not boil.
1 cup Parmesan cheese, divided

Melt butter in a sauce pan. Do not brown. Whisk in flour, salt and Italian seasonings. Add milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Add ¾ cup Parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.

Combine prepared bow tie pasta, bacon/veggie mixture and white sauce. Plate. Sprinkle each serving with a bit of Parmesan cheese.


Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes


I added a bit of Italian seasoning with my topping mixture. I used 1/2 cup of Italian-blend cheeses. Larry and I both thought the tomatoes were really good!! I will definitely make these again!

2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced - about 4 -5 slices per tomato
salt and pepper, to taste

For cheese topping, combine:

½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
¼ cup mozzarella cheese
Italian seasonings, to taste (optional)

Place tomato slices on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread each slice with cheese topping. Broil until tomatoes are heated through and cheese topping is golden brown.

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