Lisa 'Gayle''s StoryMy husband loves pasta and I am not a huge fan of the standards like spaghetti so I always look for ways to change it up so I don't get burned out. I tried this one the other night and it was a hit, I will do it again.
angel hair pasta
fresh grated parmesan cheese
thick cut bacon
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flat leaf parsley
plain bread crumbs
olive oil for drizzling
favorite sauce (marinara, tomato basil, pesto etc.)
1cook bacon lightly crispy and set aside (you will chop and use this later)
2cook pasta for 4-6 minutes in boiling water (you want this al dente do not over cook -- refer to your packaging for cooking times that are specific to your brand) then drain well
3in a large bowl, gently toss the pasta with 1/2 the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, eggs 1/2 the butter and parsley until well covered
4prepare a 9" spring pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray (you can do this in a cosserole dish if need be but it is easier to serve when done in a spring pan)
5sprinkle aprox 1/3 of the bread crumbs in the bottom of the pan
6add 1/3 pasta mix into pan then cover with 1/2 the mozzerella and chopped bacon
7repeat step 6
8place the remaining pasta in pan and press down gently
9mix remaining parmesan and bread crumbs and sprinkle evenly over the top then cube the remaining butter and place evenly around the top, drizzle olive oil all over the top and bake for 45 minutes until golden brown
10Serve with a little your favorite sauce (this is not spaghetti so you only want to use the sauce as a compliment not a dressing that covers all the flavor) I used Marinara sauce the first time and on the leftovers I used a nice Pesto sauce they were both great I am gonna try a creamy vodka sauce next time..experiment and enjoy. (this reheats well I have not frozen any so I am not sure about freezing it)
About this Recipe
Kelly Young Tezsgurl - Jul 12, 2011
Is this like the one that Giada made the other day, cuz hers looked really good!! :)
Lisa 'Gayle' Goff GayleGoff - Jul 12, 2011
I think she does something like it from her Grandmother's recipes, yes and it is delicious.
Lyn Wittman Lyn0926 - Jul 19, 2011
I just made this and think I might have done something wrong - are we supposed to mix step #3 with the pasta before we put it into the pan? Is that the "pasta mix"?
Lisa 'Gayle' Goff GayleGoff - Jul 19, 2011
I am soooooo sorry for the confusion, YES you toss the pasta with step 3's ingredients, have you already baked it?? if you have not already baked it you can probably just toss it all together so you don't waste the ingredients and it won't have the pretty layered look but it will still taste good.
Karla Everett Karla59 - Jul 20, 2011
looks delicious ...saved:D