Friday, January 15, 2010

Makaronia me Manitaria & Beikon: Baked Pasta with Mushrooms & Bacon

In Greek: μακαρόνια με μανιτάρια και μπεϊκον, say: mah-kah-ROHN-yah me mah-nee-TAH-reeyah kai bacon

A delightful family meal, add a seasonal salad, bread, and a tart dish like easy marinated peppers for a delicious spread.

A great make-ahead dish, this can be prepared the day before and refrigerated until time to bake.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


* 1 pound of penne pasta
* 1 tablespoon of margarine
* 2/3 pounds of bacon, cut in small pieces
* 2/3 pounds (10.6 ounces) of canned sliced mushrooms or mushroom pieces and stems, drained and rinsed
* sea salt
* freshly ground pepper
* 1 tablespoon of olive oil
* 14 ounces of grated yellow cheese (one or more) kasseri, gouda, edam


Cook the pasta for two minutes less than directed on the package, drain, and set aside.

Add margarine to a skillet and sauté bacon for a few minutes, then add drained mushrooms and continue to sauté for 2-3 minutes longer.

Preheat oven to 340°F (170°C).

Transfer pasta to a large bowl or pan, and toss with bacon, mushrooms, and two-thirds of the cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer to a 15 3/4 X 17 3/4 inch (or equivalent) pan and spread out evenly. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top and bake at 340°F (170°C) for about 20 minutes, until the cheese browns. Yield: serves 6-8


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  2. One day I ate the same food, but one friend put it some generic viagra on the pasta, so Ifelt so crazy and I had to go to sleep tp felt better.