Bacon and Tomato Sauce Over Penne Pasta with Portabello and Shrimp
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Serves: 4
Maybe one key ingredient for pasta sauce is fat. In this pasta sauce recipe I use both bacon and half and half.
  • 1 package of bacon, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. dried basil
  • ⅓ c. half and half
  • 2 Portobello mushrooms
  • 1 heaping handful cooked shrimp, deveined and quartered
  • grated Parmesan
  1. Fry bacon
  2. Remove bacon from pan, but keep bacon grease in pan
  3. Once cooled a little, add tomatoes to pan (keep can handy)
  4. Add garlic and basil
  5. Pour the half and half into the empty tomato can, add a few spoonfuls of the warm tomato mixture to temper the dairy
  6. Add dairy mixture to pan
  7. Throw in mushrooms and shrimp
  8. Return the bacon to pan
  9. Stir and let simmer for a couple minutes until warm throughout
  10. Top with cheese
  11. Eat
Recipe by Saucy Dipper at