Roasted Red Pepper and Pecan Pesto Penne – simple and delicious dinner in 30 minutes.
I hope everyone’s had a very merry Christmas, just as I did with my family. It was wonderful, just sad that it’s now over.
Today is Boxing Day in Canada, the biggest shopping day of the year here. For the first time in a few years I actually went shopping on Boxing Day, mostly because my sister dragged me out, I mean it’s -25 Celsius here, and that’s pretty cold if you ask me. Anyway to make a long story short, long day, tiring and cold. I was not in the mood to cook for hours so I decided on a quick pasta dish that took me no more than half hour.
- 1 lb penne pasta
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 cup pecans
- ½ cup fresh basil
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 cup roasted red peppers (1 small jar)
- ½ cup to 1 cup heavy cream
- 6 slices bacon, cooked or leftover chicken/turkey
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- salt and pepper to taste