Pasta With Bacon & Leeks

Pasta with Bacon & Leeks

Made with rigatoni pasta, turkey bacon, leeks, salt & pepper, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley.

This was a quick and easy pasta dish to make today and it tasted marvelous.  But what I want to know is—why are leeks SO crazy dirty?!  Have they had a hard life or what?  I’ve never seen such filth between leaves like that.  Yuck.

I don’t have much experience with leeks but, ohhhh, how I love the flavor leeks can add to dishes.  That slight onion flavor is just right.

Recipe for—Pasta With Bacon & Leeks

So, if you have nothing else to do today, make a quick and easy pasta dish for lunch or dinner incorporating leeks.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Always get out the dirt that’s hiding inside the crevices from deep between the leaves of leeks before doing anything else with them.

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34 thoughts on “Pasta With Bacon & Leeks

  1. I had to chuckle over your leek comment as I, too, have wondered why the darned things are so dirty. You must like pasta as much as I, and your recipes always tickle my taste buds.

  2. I love, LOVE, LOVE leeks! That distinctive flavor is unmistakable indeed. And this recipe sounds easy and delish..! But being a male, it’s real bacon for me! LOL

  3. I love cooking with leeks! Most the time the leeks I get, in Japan at the moment, are clean, so I don’t know what your leeks are getting up to. Just strip and wash, I guess. I like leeks in scrambled eggs, sautéed with then beef or pork strips, or cooked with ginger, garlic, ground beef and a cracked eggs, with a little sauce and olive oil. Also good potato and beef soup!

    1. Leeks in the stores here always seem to be dirty on the insides of them. We just have to rinse them clean is all. I wish ours came clean like yours do. I think I’m going to be a leek fan here and start buying these things more often. Those are good ideas to put leeks into.

  4. My kind of foodies! Leeks are fun, but as you state, can be gritty. Can’t go wrong with those ingredients, fur sure!

    Virtual hugs,


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