IRISH BEER & BACON ALFREDO SAUCE

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

This recipe was on the back of pkg Fresh Ravioli that I purchased from Sam's Club.

The pasta was green in honor of St Patrick's Day & some were yellow or gold to symbolize the pot of gold. The flavor of this dish was very good. But the sauce was not as thick as I would have liked for it to be. Next time I think I will add some cream cheese or add a thickening agent to thicken it more. But the flavor was really good.
Should you make this you may want to keep that in mind about adding a thickening agent. So I am posting this recipe with caution about the sauce not being thick enough for me.


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Serves:

4-6 people depending on portion size

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter
2 c
heavy cream
8 oz
bacon, uncooked (i cooked mine in microwave)
3 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c
chopped parsley
14 oz
irish lager beer ( i used draught)
1 pkg
fresh ravioli pasta (30 ounces)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Please note this is a double recipe. Original recipe was for half of package, but I made the entire package. This is the package of pasta I used for the recipe.
2
Cut bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and saute over medium high heat until fully cooked, remove from skillet, place on paper towel to drain. Carefully discard the bacon fat. These are the ingredients used in recipe.
NOTE: SINCE I DIDN'T NEED THE BACON FAT IN THE RECIPE, I CHOSE INSTEAD TO COOK MY BACON IN THE MICROWAVE FOR LESS MESS & BROKE IT UP INTO SMALL PIECES.
3
POUR THE BEER INTO A LARGE SAUCE PAN AND COOK IT FOR 4 MINUTES.
4
Now add the heavy cream & cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken. IMPORTANT- Please keep pan to a LOW simmer, or the cream will coagulate (separate).
5
Once sauce is thickened add the butter.
6
Now add the cheese and parsley & stir until the butter melts. Remove from heat& add the chopped/cooked bacon.
7
Cook pasta in hot boiling water for 4 minutes and drain.
8
Spoon sauce over pasta, serve and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Sauces, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy