Thursday, August 9, 2012

Club Pasta

 Not near as embarrassing as a wardrobe malfunction, it seems as though I have suffered a pasta malfunction.  You see my friends, what you see before you started as bowtie pasta, but clearly it did not turn out that way.  Does anyone know if dried pasta actually expires?  Is there a date when your pasta will fall to pieces in your boiling pan?  I don't remember buying bowties in 2001, but maybe I did.

Fortunately tastes was not compromised and this still ended up being a delicious dinner.  I posted this recipe For-E-VER (name that movie) ago, and now I'm re-posting it because it's so simple and delicious.  All the great flavors of a club sandwich tossed together in a warm pasta?  You can't beat that with a stick.


Club Pasta

Ingredients

1 tablespoon of oil
4-5 slices of center cut bacon, chopped, cooked and drained
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups of cooked and chopped chicken or turkey breast
8-10 roma or compari tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 cup shredded parmesan, mozzarella, or provolone
1 12 oz box bowtie pasta, cooked according to directions
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Directions

In a large skillet heat oil and add garlic.  Cook for 1-2 minutes and add chopped tomatoes.  Cook for another four to five minutes until tomato skins are softened.  Add pasta, chicken and bacon.  Cook in pan for five-eight minutes until all ingredients are heated through and well combined.  Add cheese and parsley and stir until cheese melts.  Serve immediately.


20 comments:

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said...

SANDLOT! For-ev-er For-ev-er!!

I'm sure pasta expires, but I rarely check because it always disappears to quickly around here. And um, you had me at Club (love club sammie combos).

Courtney said...

Still looks good though!

Gloria said...

Im sure dry pasta is for a long time but like Hesther i dont see the date maybe I have to do:)
And this pasta look delicious:)

Pam said...

I wonder what happened? It still looks pretty and delicious to me.

Barbara said...

Teresa, love that recipe! And it's the perfect title!
I think pasta expires, but it takes a loooong time.

Val said...

I love dinners like this this. LOVE

Rebecca Subbiah said...

love it and its always cool to re post great recipes

Reeni Pisano said...

I love pasta recreations inspired by sandwiches! Delish!

Chris said...

Gallagher could beat it with a stick, ha ha. Or a mallet.

Don't think it has an expiration date, but I never really checked.

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Teresa! You can never have too many recipes for pasta in my book!

Joanne said...

So weird about the pasta...I've never heard of or seen that before! Maybe this batch just had really weak middles or maybe a tidal wave actually went through your boiling water. Hmm. Either way, the pasta sounds great!

Real Food Runner said...
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Real Food Runner said...

Yum!

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mybizzykitchen.com said...

I have never known dried pasta to go "bad" but I think if it boils too hard it gets like that?

At least the flavor was there!

Blond Duck said...

Maybe it was just a bad brand?

mia poe said...

What a mouthwatering dish. It looks heavenly. I want to have a taste right now. I don't mind if the pasta is bad. I'll eat it in a heart beat.
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