Tuesday, August 31, 2010

After Hours Pasta

Need a quick and easy recipe?  Look no further than After Hours Pasta, you can put this dish together with things just sitting in your fridge or shelf. 

1 lb penne pasta

6 ounces fat-free Italian dressing

1 large ripe, but firm tomato

1 medium green pepper

2 ribs celery

1 medium carrot

5 small green onions

3 ounces thinly sliced pancetta or bacon

Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain, and while still hot, pour Italian dressing over, toss lightly and set aside for pasta to absorb dressing. Chop vegetables and bacon and toss with pasta. Chill and serve.

Goes great with Red Zinfandel, a good one is Bonny Doon’s Cardinal Zin. It has a rich, chocolate-cherry flavor that is smooth and satisfying.


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