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A Penne for Your Thoughts #2

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  • 1 c Sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 c Sliced mushrooms
  • 12 oz Pasta; penne uncooked
  • 4 sl Bacon; cut in 1/2" pieces
  • 3 Cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 c Red onion; sliced in rings
  • 2 c Fresh spinach; chopped
  • 2 tb Fresh basil; chopped or
  • 1 ts Dried basil
  • 1/2 ts Crushed red pepper; optional**
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tb Grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh parsley


**I found the red peppers overpowered the other flavours so the next time I made it I didn't use any and my family liked it better.
Pour 1 cup boiling water over sun-dried tomatoes and let soak for 5 mins. Drain and chop. Set aside. Place mushrooms in a bowl with 1/4 cup water. Microwave on high power for 5 mins. Drain and set aside. Cook penne according to package directions, Drain and keep warm. Cook bacon in a large skillet over med-high heat until crisp. Add garlic and cook 1 min. Do not discard drippings. Add onions, spinach, sundried tomatoes, cooked mushrooms, basil, and red pepper if using. Cook and stir for 4-5 mins, until onions are tender. Toss bacon/vegetable mixture with hot pasta. Sprinkle with chhese and parsley. Serve immediately.
Source-Looneyspoons-Janet and Greta Podleski
Recipe by: Looneyspoons-Janet and Greta Podleski
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