This is made with a yummy Aflredo Sauce recipe I adapted from Food.com and added some yummy extras too. This is enough sauce to serve about 6 people.
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 3 minced garlic cloves
* 2 cups half and half cream
* 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
* 3/4 cups shredded mozzarella
Vegetables and Toppings for Pasta:
* 8 slices fried bacon, cut in small pieces
* 1 diced onion
* 10 mushrooms sliced
* olive oil for sauteeing
* 2 diced tomatoes
Choose your favorite pasta and cook according to package directions. I’ve used a whole wheat spaghetti noodle here.
* Fresh parmesan
* Garlic bread
How to Make It:
I usually prepare all the ingredients to start with. There are quite a few components to the recipe, so it’s best to be well-prepared. Measure out your sauce ingredients, cut your veggies and fry and cut the bacon.
Next, start boiling your pasta. If it’s ready before your sauce is ready, just keep drain it, rinse it and let it sit in fresh water, so it doesn’t get sticky.
In a medium skillet at medium heat, add a little olive oil and sautee the mushrooms and onions. When cooked to your desired doneness, remove them from heat. I like mine well browned myself.
In a medium saucepan over medium high-heat, add the butter and olive oil. When the butter is melted and the garlic and cook for a minute or two. Add the cream and pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring frequently for about 3 minutes. Next, add the parmesan, continue to simmer and stir frequently for another 8 minutes until the sauce is thickened. Finally, stir in the mozzarella and stir until the sauce is smooth and remove it from the stove.
To put your pasta together, place your drained noodles back in the pot you cooked them in, but you don’t need to place it back on the stuff. Add the Alfredo Sauce, mushrooms and onions. Toss until well coated and mixed.
Place on serving dishes and top with the bacon pieces and fresh diced tomato. Top with parmesan and serve with garlic bread and salad if you wish.